San Antonio Spurs Make Bold Decision in Acquiring Stephen Jackson

March 16th, 2012 by Karthik Tadisina Leave a reply »
One NBA team that has a reputation of making “solid” moves during free agency and in trades is the San Antonio Spurs. If the Spurs do make a trade, they have a unique way of scouting talent and make rather great “value” decisions.

At the same time, the Spurs locker room appears to be a very stable one where head coach Gregg Popovich and veteran Tim Duncan (amongst others) share a special bond with the players and nothing less than professionalism will be tolerated.

Due to this very reason, the Spurs made a rather unique move in re-acquiring veteran Stephen Jackson (expiring contract next season) from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for veteran Richard Jefferson and the contract of T.J. Ford.

Jackson was confined to the bench in Milwaukee (after not getting along with head coach Scott Skiles), which acquired the veteran during the offseason from the Charlotte Bobcats.

Jackson was then traded to the Golden State Warriors (for a second time earlier this week) but the Warriors shipped him to the Spurs as they were not interested in bringing back Jackson given his history and with the team in a rebuilding mode. ...

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