Jackson signed a two-way contract with the Bucks on Wednesday, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports. After converting Mamadi Diakite's two-way contract into a multi-year deal, the Bucks used the open two-way spot on Jackson. Jackson has bounced around the league since being drafted 15th overall by the Kings in 2017. He's appeared in games for Sacramento, Dallas and Oklahoma City. In his 247 games (61 starts), he's averaged 6.6 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 19.1 minutes. With the Bucks, he'll likely only see the court during garbage time or situations where Milwaukee is dealing with multiple significant injuries.
The Thunder waived Jackson on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Jackson was on an expiring deal and was unlikely to be retained heading into 2021-22, so the Thunder will presumably use his roster spot on a developmental option. He appeared in 33 games for Oklahoma City this season, averaging 7.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 three-pointers in 16.5 minutes per contest.
Jackson posted 15 points (5-8 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) across 12 minutes Friday in a loss to Phoenix. Jackson posted more than a point per minute thanks to an efficient shooting effort, including a 3-for-5 performance from beyond the arc. The 26-year-old's stat line was otherwise mostly empty, as he picked up just one rebound and one assist along with no defensive stats. Jackson is shooting just 41.3 percent from the field this season, so Friday's performance was more of an exception than a norm.
Jackson finished Sunday's win over the Rockets with 15 points (5-6 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT) in 13 minutes. Jackson's role tends to vary night to night, but he made the most of his limited action Sunday, drilling a pair of threes and posting his highest point total since Feb. 14. The effort came on the heels of a DNP-CD in Thursday's loss to Atlanta.
Jackson will start Sunday's game against the Grizzlies, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports. With a wide array of Oklahoma City players sidelined Sunday, Jackson will receive his third start of the year. In his last start on Feb. 14, Jackson went for 22 points, three rebounds and five assists across 34 minutes.
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