Celtics reportedly signing Justin Jackson

The Boston Celtics sign forward Justin Jackson via the league’s hardship exception, according to: Shams Charania from The Athletic. They will add the 6’8″, 220-lb forward amid a slew of COVID-related absences.

Jackson spent four years in the NBA on four different teams after being drafted 15th overall by the Sacramento Kings in 2017. In 248 career games, he averaged 6.6 points and 2.5 rebounds while shooting 42.7 percent from the field and 32.1 percent from the depth. Jackson last played for the Oklahoma City Thunder (33 games) and Milwaukee Bucks (1 game) last season.

He is yet to appear in an NBA game this year. He played in 10 games with the Texas Legends, the Dallas Mavericks’ G-League affiliate, averaging 22.7 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists while occupying 47.3 percent of the field and 41.4 percent of the three-point range shot.

Former UNC Tar Heel’s season was highlighted in early November with a 41-point performance. He shot 14-19 from the field and 11-15 from three-point range in the win.

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