Report: Jackson ready to make an impact

After missing all of the 2014-15 NBA season due to a ruptured Achilles tendon during summer league action last year, Pierre Jackson has re-signed with the Philadelphia 76ers and he's ready to show he has the skills to make the opening night roster. From Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News:

    "But the Sixers and president Sam Hinkie had enough confidence in Jackson to sign him for the year, in essence taking care of all his rehab. Yesterday, it all paid off when the team announced it had signed the Baylor product and Las Vegas native to a contract. The deal is for four years and is partially guaranteed. 'It's unexplainable," the 5-10 point guard said. 'I was devastated when I got hurt. Throughout the whole year, Brett Brown and Sam communicated with me ... I was just keeping my faith up and knowing that they were still interested in me and were ready for me to get back right. [Tuesday, when he signed the contract] was a big day for me. Sam is a great guy, and it was a big day for me and my family. They didn't have to do that at all. That means a lot about the organization and what Sam has got going on here. I'm just glad to be a part of it.'"