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Philadelphia 76ers

Pistons encouraged, but still cautious with Jennings

Stan Van Gundy was watching NBA summer league action in Las Vegas and saw something that gave him hope for Brandon Jennings' recovery from a ruptured Achilles. Pierre Jackson was playing well for the Philadelphia 76ers' summer league squad exactly a year after suffering an Achilles injury playing for the 76ers in the Orlando summer league. It had been three months since any basketball action, so it was safe to assume Jackson had probably returned to activities before summer-league play and maybe was ready at nine months. Jackson played well enough to earn a four-year deal, and there is speculation he will start for the 76ers this season. Jennings suffered his injury in...