The 76ers signed injured point guard Pierre Jackson to a one-year, partially guaranteed contract Thursday.
The 5-foot-10 rookie will be sidelined six to 12 months after rupturing his right Achilles tendon July 5 in a game against the Magic in the Orlando Pro Summer League. Jackson suffered the injury while attempting to make a move in the backcourt. He reached down to grab his Achilles and hopped on one leg twice before resting at midcourt.
Jackson was performing solidly before the second-quarter injury, scoring seven points on 3-for-5 shooting. He also had a steal in 6 minutes, 55 seconds of action.