"The Sixers acquired Jackson, a former Baylor star, in a 2014 draft-night trade , but he ruptured his right Achilles tendon last summer in the Orlando Pro Summer League. The team released him in September but still gave him a $400,000 deal for his rehabilitation. 'Obviously I was a devastated when I got hurt," said Jackson, who finished with nine points Wednesday in a 75-68 loss to the Brooklyn Nets in the team's summer playoff opener. 'But…you know, [coach] Brett Brown and [general manager Sam Hinkie] communicated with me throughout the whole season in just keeping my faith up.'"
The specifics of Jackson's contract aren't clear, but it's assumed Hinkie gave him an extremely team-friendly deal that could look like a huge bargain if Jackson shows he's able to score efficiently at the NBA level.
Another low-risk, high-reward signing for Philadelphia.