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The Mavericks waive Pierre Jackson, will re-sign him in a week

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But with a twist.

NBA: Houston Rockets at Dallas Mavericks Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks have waived on Pierre Jackson, according to a press from the team. The team had to cut him now for his contract to remain unguaranteed.

The Mavericks will re-sign the guard on Jan. 14 when 10-day contracts are allowed.

So, he’ll go back down and play with the Legends for a few games and then he’ll be back. OK.

This is a little confusing. The best that I can figure is this has everything to do with the Mavs not wanting his contract to become guaranteed. He signed a two-year non-guaranteed contract with Dallas worth over $1.2 million when he was called up.

Waiving him now surely negates that contract and allows the Mavs to keep him around for cheap.

Jackson, a 5-foot-10 point guard, was called up from the Texas Legends on December 27. In the D-League, he was a proven scorer, averaging 29.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.9 steals and 35.7 minutes per game with the Legends.

Since joining the Mavericks, Jackson posted averages of three points on 21.4 percent shooting and 1.8 assists in seven minutes per game.

The takeaway is that Jackson will be back on the Mavs in a few days.