Frank Jackson’s NBA debut was short-lived.
The former Lone Peak High point guard is expected to be sidelined 2-4 weeks after being diagnosed with a left ankle sprain, the New Orleans Pelicans announced Saturday. He suffered the injury during the third quarter of the Pelicans’ 90-77 win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday at the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Jackson had 13 points, six rebounds, one assist and a steal for the Pelicans in 13 minutes of play before being sidelined.
He will miss the rest of the summer league, a blow after Jackson missed his rookie NBA season with a right ankle injury.
Here’s a look at how other players with Utah ties fared Saturday during the second day of the Las Vegas summer tournament.
Elijah Bryant, Philadelphia 76ers: The former BYU guard made his summer league debut, playing the final 3:16 of the 76ers' 96-79 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant had a pair of defensive rebounds and a steal in his short time on the court.
C.J. Wilcox, Indiana Pacers: The former Pleasant Grove High guard scored 13 points while not missing a shot during the Pacers’ 86-76 win over the San Antonio Spurs.
Wilcox made all four field-goal attempts, including a pair of 3-pointers, while hitting three free throws for Indiana. He added a defensive rebound.3 comments on this story
Wilcox is averaging 9.5 points while shooting 62.5 percent from the field through two games at the Las Vegas tournament.
Caleb Swanigan, Portland Trail Blazers: The former Salt Lake native had a double-double for the Trail Blazers in a 93-78 win over the Utah Jazz.
Swanigan grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds, including three offensive boards, and added 11 points on Saturday. He also had five assists, tied for the team lead.
Swanigan shot 3 of 6 from the field, including making a 3-pointer, while also hitting 4 of 5 free throws.