Utah Jazz Sign Hometown Player To Contract


He's been inexplicably unsigned throughout the season to this point, but finally, 24-year-old fifth-year point guard Frank Jackson has his first gig of the NBA season, signing in the town in which he grew up.

It's a 10-day contract for Jackson, who was tearing it up in the G League this season, with 22.2 points, 2.7 assists and 3.0 rebounds for the Salt Lake City Stars, while lighting it up from deep, at 43.8% from three-point range.

Jackson spent the past two NBA seasons with the Detroit Pistons, where he averaged over 10 points across 93 games. His three-point shot deserted him last year, however, dropping from 40.7% two years ago to just 30.8% last season. 

But his G League numbers seem to show that he's recaptured that range. 

Jackson was the first pick of the second round in the 2017 NBA Draft, by Charlotte. He sat out what would have been his rookie season with a foot injury, then played two years with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Jackson was raised and went to high school in Utah. With this signing, he's back home. For at least 10 days. 

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