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Report: OKC Thunder signs guard Frank Jackson

Former Pelicans point guard Frank Jackson has agreed to a deal with the Thunder, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday

Jackson, the 31st pick in the 2017 draft, averaged 7.2 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists in his first two NBA seasons. He's a career 31.9% 3-point shooter. 

After averaging 19.2 minutes per game as a rookie, Jackson's playing time dipped to 13.5 minutes per game last season. He scored a career-high 31 points in New Orleans' final game of the regular season. 

Jackson was a McDonald's All-American at Lone Peak High School in Highland, Utah. He played one year at Duke before declaring for the NBA draft. 

Jackson becomes the 21st Thunder player under contract for next season. That number will begin to shrink with training camp a week away. Teams can have 15 players on their roster, plus two players signed to two-way contracts. 

Jackson will join former teammates Darius Miller, Kenrich Williams, Zylan Cheatham and Josh Gray in Oklahoma City. The latter four were acquired from the Pelicans in the Steven Adams trade

Thunder roster

Guards: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Luguentz Dort, Josh Gray, George Hill, Frank Jackson, Ty Jerome, Theo Maledon

Wings: Trevor Ariza, Hamidou Diallo, Justin Jackson, Darius Miller

Forwards: Darius Bazley, Zylan Cheatham, T.J. Leaf, Aleksej Pokusevski, Isaiah Roby, Admiral Schofield, Kenrich Williams

Centers: Al Horford, Mike Muscala, Vincent Poirier

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August 6, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; New Orleans Pelicans' Frank Jackson (15) shoots against the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game at HP Field House. Mandatory Credit: Ashley Landis/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

August 6, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; New Orleans Pelicans' Frank Jackson (15) shoots against the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA basketball game at HP Field House. Mandatory Credit: Ashley Landis/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

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Joe Mussatto

Joe Mussatto joined The Oklahoman in August 2018 to cover OU football, men’s basketball and softball. He previously covered University of Kentucky football and basketball for SEC Country. Mussatto is from Oklahoma City and lives in Norman. Read more ›

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