Lakers ink veteran swingman Jackson
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – The Los Angeles Lakers signed veteran
swingman Jim Jackson on Monday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
“Jim Jackson has been a solid player for many years in the NBA and we feel
he’ll be a good addition to our team,” said Lakers general manager Mitch
Kupchak. “Being such a young team, he gives us veteran savvy as well as the
ability to play multiple positions.”
Originally selected fourth overall by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1992 NBA
Draft, Jackson has played for 11 NBA teams over his 13-year professional
The veteran has amassed career averages of 14.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.3
assists in 872 games.
Jackson appeared in 27 games this season with the Phoenix Suns before being
waived on March 1. He was averaging 3.7 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists.
To make room for Jackson, the Lakers waived forward Slava Medvedenko.