Oklahoma City Thunder waive Justin Jackson

Mar 21, 2021; Houston, TX, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Justin Jackson (44) puts up a shot under pressure from Houston Rockets forward Kenyon Martin Jr. (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 21, 2021, in Houston. Mandatory Credit: Michael Wyke/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday waived forward Justin Jackson after 33 games with the club.

Jackson, 26, made three starts with the Thunder this season. He recorded averages of 7.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 16.5 minutes per game.

For his career, Jackson is averaging 6.6 points per game in 247 contests (61 starts) with the Sacramento Kings, Dallas Mavericks and Thunder. Oklahoma City acquired Jackson in a trade last November.

Jackson was selected No. 15 overall by Portland in the 2017 draft out of North Carolina. The Trail Blazers traded Jackson to Sacramento in a draft-night trade for Zach Collins.

The Thunder also signed forward Jaylen Hoard to a two-way contract and guard Justin Robinson to a 10-day contract.

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Hoard, 22, averaged 9.7 points and 4.9 boards in 15 games (three starts) this season with the Thunder’s G League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue. He appeared in 13 games with the Portland Trail Blazers in 2019-20 and averaged 2.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 7.9 minutes.

Robinson, 23, averaged 15.5 points and 5.9 assists and shot 40.5 percent from 3-point range in 13 starts for the G League’s Delaware Blue Coats this season. He played in nine games with the Washington Wizards in 2019-20 and averaged 1.4 points and 5.4 minutes.

–Field Level Media