Stephen Jackson has been trying to get out of Golden State for so long. He wants to be traded just that badly. All Jackson has wanted to do is be traded. But now, I guess he can finally get his wish.
According to Chad Ford of ESPN.com, Jackson can get a massive pay cut, and a buyout, to leave the Warriors and play with a team. But not any team. Jackson wants a team that has a shot at the playoffs, no, larger than that.
A contender for the Finals.
Well, you won't be seeing the Celtics or Lakers in your picture, but rumors were sparking up of him going to the Denver Nuggets. The Warriors do want to trade Jackson, believe me. I mean, there's no point giving the guy a $27M contract.
Here's what Chad Ford says:
And if Jackson speaks to the Warriors about his extension and taking the buyout, things can be great for 2010. Jackson can receive his money for this year, and after the 2009-10 season, he can move on to the 2010 Free Agent Class filled with such superstars like Dwayne Wade, LeBron James, and Yao Ming.
"The collective bargaining agreement allows a player and team to negotiate a buyout that reduce the compensation owed to the player. While the union doesn't love buyouts, they have been supportive in the past when players have sought them."
But it is tough for all of this to happen, and I hope Jackson realizes that. No one wants to take a mistake of taking in Jackson who's up to no trouble like the Pacers and Warriors did. But I understand why Jackson is doing this.
I mean, seriously, playing for the Warriors is like playing for the Rams, Lions, or the Buccaneers of the NFL. Or being the Nationals of the MLB. They just lost to the Kings by more than ten points.
What else can you expect, the Warriors are terrible.
Jackson can get out of this.
But he's going to have to be smart about this.
But yet, when was Jackson ever smart?