HoopsHype Stephen Jackson rumors

April 18, 2013 Updates

While he’s not sure what team he’ll end up on, Stephen is confident that he’ll have a lot to offer as he has in the past. “I went to Golden State and helped them get to the playoffs my first year there, and they haven’t been to the playoffs in 13 years. I played in Charlotte…and I got them to the playoffs. So, every team I go to, I make them better,” said Stephen, who considers it a blessing just to be in the NBA…and on the court. “I don’t want to be a guy who’s just sitting on the bench stealing money,” he said. S2S Magazine

April 17, 2013 Updates

McGrady won’t find it nearly so easy back in the NBA, where he averaged 5.3 points last season with Atlanta. There’s some speculation that McGrady’s addition had been the end goal all along. But at this point, the most likely explanation is probably the simplest: The Spurs excised what they viewed to be a cancer, and they needed a warm body to help pick up the slack on a Spurs bench that suddenly isn’t so deep. San Antonio Express-News

April 13, 2013 Updates

Six days before the regular season ends, the playoff-bound San Antonio Spurs surprisingly waived forward-guard Stephen Jackson on Friday. Another team can claim Jackson for the remainder of the regular season, but he is ineligible to play in the postseason because he was waived after the March 1 deadline for waived players to play in the playoffs. USA Today Sports

April 12, 2013 Updates

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have placed forward Stephen Jackson on waivers. Jackson, who was in his second stint with the Spurs, saw action in 55 games this season, averaging 6.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 19.5 minutes. A 13-year NBA veteran, Jackson has appeared in 849 career games, averaging 15.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.30 steals in 32.1 minutes. NBA.com

After recurring disagreements with his coach about his diminishing role, the San Antonio Spurs released forward Stephen Jackson on the cusp of the playoffs, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Spurs had threatened the release for several days, but Jackson was still surprised that coach Gregg Popovich carried through with it on Friday, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

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