Milwaukee It didn’t take Darnell Jackson long to find a job.
Jackson, a former Kansas University power forward who was released by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, was picked up by the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday.
The 6-foot-9, 253-pound Jackson will not be eligible for the playoffs if the Bucks reach the postseason.
“Darnell is a good player who works hard, a good kid, a man, and we’ll miss having him around,” Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “He was great in practice.
“Hopefully, he can get to somewhere where he has an opportunity to play. I think that’s important for the next step of his career. Had we kept him here, the mind-set was he was going to be on the inactive list. That wasn’t necessarily good for him. It wasn't good for us. Ultimately, that was a big part of the decision.”
The 24-year-old Jackson was selected by the Miami Heat with the 52nd overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft but was traded to Cleveland for a 2009 second-round pick.
He appeared in 51 games for the Cavaliers last season and averaged 1.9 points and 1.7 rebounds, and he made two starts. He played a total of 113 minutes and scored 21 points (0.8 average) for Cleveland this season.