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Luke Jackson
SG/SF - 6'7, 215lbs - 42 years old - 4 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2013 season
  • Birthdate: 11/06/1981
  • Drafted (NBA): 10th pick, 2004
  • Pre-draft team: Oregon
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Left
  • Agent: -
2004 NBA DraftNBADrafted 10th overall by Cleveland.
1st July, 2004NBASigned four year, $8,531,997 rookie scale contract with Cleveland. Included team option for 2007/08.
13th October, 2006NBATraded by Cleveland, along with cash, to Boston in exchange for Dwayne Jones.
26th October, 2006NBAWaived by Boston. Concurrently declined 2007/08 team option.
19th December, 2006D-LeagueAcquired by Idaho Stampede.
8th January, 2007NBASigned a 10 day contract with L.A. Clippers.
23rd January, 2007D-LeagueRe-acquired by Idaho Stampede.
25th March, 2007NBASigned a 10 day contract with Toronto.
4th April, 2007NBASigned a second 10 day contract with Toronto.
14th April, 2007NBASigned a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2008 with Toronto.
29th October, 2007NBAWaived by Toronto.
4th December, 2007D-LeagueAcquired by Idaho Stampede.
12th December, 2007NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Miami.
6th February, 2008NBAWaived by Miami.
23rd February, 2008D-LeagueRe-acquired by Idaho Stampede.
26th August, 2008NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Portland.
23rd October, 2008NBAWaived by Portland.
5th December, 2008D-LeagueAcquired by Idaho Stampede.
12th August, 2009ItalySigned a one year contract with Ferrara.
28th September, 2010NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Memphis.
11th October, 2010NBAWaived by Memphis.
25th November, 2010D-LeagueAcquired by Idaho Stampede.
13th January, 2011D-LeagueWaived by Idaho Stampede due to injury.
27th July, 2011IsraelSigned a two year contract with Hapoel Jerusalem.
23rd December, 2011IsraelLeft Hapoel Jerusalem.
Career Moves
2000 - 2004Oregon (NCAA)
June 2004 - October 2006Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
October 2006Boston Celtics (NBA)
December 2006 - January 2007Idaho Stampede (D-League)
January 2007Toronto Raptors (NBA)
January 2007 - March 2007Idaho Stampede (D-League)
March 2007 - October 2007Toronto Raptors (NBA)
December 2007Idaho Stampede (D-League)
December 2007 - February 2008Miami Heat (NBA)
February 2008 - June 2008Idaho Stampede (D-League)
August 2008 - October 2008Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
December 2008 - June 2009Idaho Stampede (D-League)
July 2009Dallas Mavericks (Summer League)
August 2009 - June 2010Ferrara (Italy)
July 2010Atlanta Hawks (Summer League)
September 2010 - October 2010Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
November 2010 - January 2011Idaho Stampede (D-League)
July 2011 - December 2011Hapoel Jerusalem (Israel)
Articles about Luke Jackson

January 5, 2011

Luke Jackson - Perennial candidate Jackson continues to seek an NBA comeback, which he fleetingly achieved with a training camp contract in Memphis. However, his subsequent trip to the D-League has seen a decline in his numbers. In his fourth consecutive season with the Idaho Stampede, Jackson is averaging 14.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.9 steals in 32 minutes per game, but he's doing so on sub-40% shooting. And while Jackson is shooting 36% from three, there are better shooting specialists out there.

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October 1, 2010

Jackson has had many, many opportunities to succeed in the NBA so far, but has failed in them all, partly due to injury and partly due to circumstance. In all these years, Luke has managed only 73 NBA games, the most recent of which came in 2007-08, when he was a midseason pick-up on that absolutely horrific Miami team that was making no attempt to win. Jackson spent the 2008-09 season in the D-League, hoping for a return, and then spent last year in Italy, averaging 15.1 points and 5.3 rebounds for Carife Ferrara. He turns 29 in six weeks, and this might be his last chance. He does have one, though.

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July 13, 2010

Luke Jackson

Jackson is still battling to get back in the NBA, yet it looks like an ever more impossible task. He had a good year in Italy last season, averaging 15.1ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.3apg and 2.1spg, shooting 38% from three point range. Yet in the eyes of the NBA, the book is out on him now. About to turn 29, it's unlikely to change.

This very day, Luke Jackson agreed to sign with Italian team Lottomatica Roma. It's a good gig for him, but it should seal his NBA fate.

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March 18, 2010

- Luke Jackson

Former NBA journeyman Luke Jackson has been in the D-League with the Idaho Stampede for at least some of the past three seasons, trying to find his way back to the NBA. However, now 28, Jackson seems to have changed plan slightly, and has moved to Italy. Playing for Carife Ferrara, Jackson is averaging 16.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.0 steals per game, shooting 46% from the field, 38% from three and 75% from the line.

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