Sunday , Jul , 02 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Hornets agree to deal with Jackson

Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) – The New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
announced that they have agreed to a contract with free-agent guard Bobby
Jackson. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

NBA teams were allowed to begin negotiating with free agents on Saturday but
can’t officially sign players until July 12.

“The Hornets intend to enter into a player contract with free agent Bobby
Jackson once the NBA-mandated moratorium ends on July 12,” Hornets general
manager Jeff Bower said in a statement on the team’s Web site. “Due to league
rules we cannot comment further until that time.”

Jackson will be entering his 10th NBA season with his fifth different team.
Last season, Jackson averaged 11.4 points and 3.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists in
71 games for the Memphis Grizzlies.

In his career, Jackson has averaged 10.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists
over 556 games for the Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento
Kings and Memphis Grizzlies.