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The 76ers signed injured point guard Pierre Jackson to a one-year, partially guaranteed contract on Thursday. The 5-foot-10 rookie will be sidelined six to 12 months after rupturing his right Achilles on July 5 in the second quarter 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.
ORLANDO - Michael Carter-Williams says his rehabilitation is going better than expected. I'm back to shooting, said the 76ers point guard, who had surgery to repair the labrum of his right shoulder on May 6. I have full extension and everything. So I'm ahead of schedule.
ORLANDO - Nerlens Noel dominated everything except the backboard. But that was just a footnote in a long-awaited debut that lived up to the hype. Other than getting a little fatigued, the 76ers rookie center showed no signs of missing all of last season while recovering from left-knee surgery.
When the 76ers selected Joel Embiid with the No. 3 pick in the draft last week, Jeff Van Gundy reacted with the same serenity of mind and acceptance of risk that his friend and former colleague had exhibited in making the pick.