May 16, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Pierre Jackson is interviewed during the NBA Draft combine at Harrison Street Athletics Facility. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Rumor: Denver Nuggets Interested In Acquiring D-League All-Star Pierre Jackson


Apr 2, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Baylor Bears player Pierre Jackson (55) reacts after making a basket against the Brigham Young Cougars during the second half of the NIT Tournament semifinal at Madison Square Garden. Baylor won the game 76-70. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Nuggets Interested In Pierre Jackson

The Denver Nuggets (24-27) headed into the All-Star break crippled at the point guard position. Ty Lawson went out against the Detroit Pistons last Saturday with a cracked rib while Nate Robinson tore his ACL in his left knee against the Charlotte Bobcats on Jan. 29th. While the Andre Miller saga continues to go on, Denver has their eyes set on a point guard that isn’t even in the NBA.

According to a report from Comcast SportsNet Northwest, The Denver Nuggets and Cleveland Cavaliers are interested in trading for D-League All-Star Pierre Jackson.

The Denver Nuggets and Cleveland Cavaliers are inquiring about trading for Idaho Stampede point guard Pierre Jackson of the NBA Development League, a league source informed CSNNW.com.

Jackson went undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft coming out of the University of Baylor. As the Bears starting point guard last season, Jackson averaged 19.8 points per game, 7.1 assists, 3.8 rebounds in 34.8 minutes of action. This season with the Idaho Stampede of the NBA’s Development League, he has caught the eyes of many scouts and executives.

He may not be getting his chance to shine in the NBA right now, but he should be soon. The 5-11 guard has compiled 29.1 points per game this season to go along with 3.6 rebounds and 6.2 assists in 31 games with the Stampede.

He has scored 40 or more points seven times this season and not too long ago he set a D-League record with 58 points in a 136-122 win over the Texas Legends – CSNNW

At the time, the New Orleans Pelicans hold the rights to the D-League All-Star and will do whats best for him and the team moving forward. – CSNNW

At the current time, the New Orleans Pelicans, who own Jackson’s rights, have not been approached with a deal to their liking, another source explained.

As of right now a deal for Jackson seems like a long shot for the Denver Nuggets, but he could fill the void in the back-court with Ty Lawson while Nate Robinson is out for the season.

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