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Darnell Jackson officially traded to Kings

Kansas University forward Darnell Jackson roars after a dunk on the opening drive against Oklahoma. The slam set the tone for Jackson and the Jayhawks; he went on to lead KU with 17 points in an 85-55 blowout of the Sooners on Monday at Allen Fieldhouse. Jackson was officially traded to the Kings Wednesday.

Kansas University forward Darnell Jackson roars after a dunk on the opening drive against Oklahoma. The slam set the tone for Jackson and the Jayhawks; he went on to lead KU with 17 points in an 85-55 blowout of the Sooners on Monday at Allen Fieldhouse. Jackson was officially traded to the Kings Wednesday.

July 22, 2010

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Former Kansas University forward Darnell Jackson is a member of the Sacramento Kings.

The 6-foot-9 Jackson was shipped by the Milwaukee Bucks to the Kings on Wednesday for forward Jon Brockman. The Kings also receivd a second-round pick in next year’s draft.

“We’re looking forward to greeting Darnell and moving forward with the rest of the roster over the course of the summer,” Kings president of basketball operations Geoff Petrie said.

Jackson, who is entering his third NBA season, has recorded career averages of 1.5 points and 1.4 rebounds per game through 79 contests with the Cleveland Cavaliers (2008-09 and 2009-10) and Milwaukee Bucks (2009-10).

Bucks general manager John Hammond said he thinks Bucks fans will love Brockman.

“Any fan base anywhere will appreciate a player who plays with the type of energy he does,” Hammond said.

Brockman averaged 2.8 points and 4.1 rebounds in limited minutes as a rookie with the Kings. He appeared in 52 games, including four starts, after being picked in the second round of last year’s draft.

“We’re excited about adding a player with his energy, his toughness and a player we think we can put on the floor and help us win games,” Hammond said.

Jackson began last year with Cleveland and appeared in 28 games before moving to Milwaukee when the Cavs waived him to bring back Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Jackson, a second-year forward, played in one game with the Bucks.

Had the Kings not agreed to a sign-and-trade, Brockman could have signed an offer sheet that the Kings would have had seven days to match. If they didn't match the offer, they would have lost Brockman without compensation.

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