Luke Jackson returns to Idaho Stampede

Luke Jackson, the former Oregon star who played six games with Idaho before signing a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, has returned to the team.

Jose Barea scored 43 points for the Fort Worth Flyers on Thursday night, more than any other player in the NBA Development League has scored this season.

But his efforts were wasted as the Idaho Stampede defeated the Flyers 116-108 at Qwest Arena.  The game served as a perfect showcase for the relationship between the NBA and the D-League. Four players under NBA contracts were on the floor: The Mavericks’ Pops Mensah-Bonsu and Barea were playing for the Flyers. The Utah Jazz’s C.J. Miles and the Seattle Sonics’ Mouhamed Sene were wearing Stampede uniforms. Also, former Oregon star Luke Jackson started for Idaho after playing out a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.