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November 16, 2009

Jackson might start for Bobcats tonight

Charlotte Bobcats coach Larry Brown told the Observer that newly acquired wing Stephen Jackson might start tonight against Orlando.

Jackson and point guard Acie Law were traded to Charlotte from Golden State this morning for guard Raja Bell and forward Vladimir Radmanovic.

Jackson and Law are expected to arrive in Orlando by mid-afternoon.

Posted by Observer Sports on November 16, 2009 at 12:31 PM | Permalink

Comments

do we only trade with the Warriors?

Posted by: A Fan | Nov 16, 2009 12:40:21 PM

let henderson play man.

Posted by: kenneth | Nov 16, 2009 1:14:22 PM

great trade, a true scorer who have won a ring before with the spurs.

Posted by: tim | Nov 16, 2009 1:19:29 PM

Rick,
Any thought on if this isn't the last move for Stephen Jackson? Could we see him moved to a contender for some other pieces for the 'Cats?

Posted by: MJC | Nov 16, 2009 1:22:22 PM

Yes. We only trade with the Warriors.

Anybody else concerned that S-JAX might not be able to guard the 2-spot?

That said, it's nice to see the Bobcats actually trying to get better in a desperate move that wrecks their cap for the next three seasons.

Larry Brown's neurotic influence on the organization continues.

Posted by: ASChin | Nov 16, 2009 1:24:25 PM

If he can put some points on the board, I'm ok with this trade. Watching the Bobcats miss shot after shot on Saturday was painful.

Posted by: PantherDave | Nov 16, 2009 1:25:13 PM

Rick,
Please post a link to your article you wrote about a week ago where you talk about why the Bobcats should not trade for Jackson It has mysteriously dissappeared. Interesting.

Posted by: rcummings | Nov 16, 2009 1:30:08 PM

If jackson can play the 2, and Brown can control him, this looks to be a really good move. He can be the go to scorer and he fills up a stat sheet.

Felton, Jackson, Wallace, Diaw, and Chandler should be a good to very good starting 5. (tempered somewhat by the fact that this year the top 6 or so teams have what seems be like 80% of the top talent in the league, so while this lineup might have made the bcats lock for a good seed in the playoffs, this team is still clearly on a 2nd tier to the Boston's of the world)

Posted by: A Fan | Nov 16, 2009 1:38:41 PM

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/206/story/1043872.html
Wasn't hard to find; I just searched Stephen Jackson and scrolled down. Maybe it just appeared for me and now it's gone again. oooh, watch out for the phantom article.

Posted by: Perhaps Open Your Eyes and take a look around, DUH | Nov 16, 2009 1:39:37 PM

Good trade, Jackson is a scorer who is a definite upgrade over Bell, both our defense players, but Jackson is more of a scorer, something we desparately need...he's younger as well as healthier...Hope he suits up tonight and can have a solid debut

Posted by: ALong13 | Nov 16, 2009 1:40:02 PM

what are the economics of this deal? how close does this put us to the luxury tax threshold?

Posted by: sgh | Nov 16, 2009 1:46:33 PM

From a Warriors fan, Jackson will score points. However, he can shoot you out of games too. He loves to launch 3's on fast breaks and not pass to open guys. Will argue with refs while the other team runs down the court. Hope he doesn't ask for a trade if your team continues to lose. Good Riddance! Hated to see A.C Law leave. He was playing pretty well when he got his minutes.

Posted by: Warriors#1 | Nov 16, 2009 1:57:08 PM

Great trade, we gave up a great guy in Bell who was always hurt and a waste of space in Radman, who, try as he did, couldn't do much.

In return, we get a possible new PG for LB to work on, and a much needed scorer.

And we save money this year and only gain a little next year from this trade.

Posted by: Teej | Nov 16, 2009 2:00:28 PM

Welcome home Capt. Jack!!

REAL hoops fan know u just wanted out of G.State (who can blame ya?)

Very solid player in SA & ATL who brings scoring, defense and more toughness to the team sorely lacking in all 3.

Posted by: Bobcat Terry | Nov 16, 2009 2:02:23 PM

Ol boy, another troubled, angry thug!

Posted by: Rosco Jones | Nov 16, 2009 2:04:32 PM

so, he's going to play SG, right?

Posted by: A Fan | Nov 16, 2009 2:11:10 PM

Like the trade, just hope Raja Bell can pass a team physical at all, much less before tonights game.

Posted by: HoopsFan | Nov 16, 2009 2:11:34 PM

What about Acie Law. Can he be a viable point guard for us

Posted by: Bob G | Nov 16, 2009 2:13:53 PM

this is such a bad move. i mean i can't even describe how dumb it feels to cheer for the team that trades away future cap space for an aging head case. i mean how can we justify an expiring contract and one that would expire next year for a guy that plays the same position at the same size that we have about 5 other guys already. between the draft, the matt carroll trade, and this.....we really botched the job over the past year in addressing shooting and rebounding.

Posted by: charlottean | Nov 16, 2009 2:40:55 PM

B%$^h and moan thats all some of you do, its like you are never happy. Atleast he is addressing the teams need right now & not standing pat with an aging, oft injured Bell & an ineffective, non defensive, soft power forward in Radman. The only "head case" Jackson had was in Golden State and a little bit in Indiana. San Antonio & Atlanta got the most out of him which is what I feel LB is going to do.

Posted by: D.W.G. | Nov 16, 2009 3:02:11 PM

This guy is a cancer. Oh, he may come in and show glimpses of being an asset but at some point he'll show his true colors and they'll wish they'd never made this deal. Really bad move.

Posted by: Doc | Nov 16, 2009 3:04:46 PM

poke salad! UHHHHHHHHHH! hats what i think of this trade!

Posted by: tony joe white | Nov 16, 2009 3:16:23 PM

This guy will make your job more interesting!

Just dont make him mad

he will pistol whip ya!

Posted by: Scott | Nov 16, 2009 3:21:36 PM

This was a move that had to be done people ! I do not understand some of you guys...Obviously we cant score and what we had was not working and we were on our way to another 30 win season. At least we have a true proven scorer who can start over fresh and will work well under L.B. AND MJ. His agent said Jackson was happy with the trade and looked fwd to working under Larry Brown and has much respect and admiration for MJ. If he averages 25 per game and gets us into the playoffs....suddenly all of these comments will dissapear! And Rick's articles said "he would pass on Boris for Jackson", I would too...but vlade hasnt been playing well of late and raja is a better defender but we need the offense of Capt. Jack more !

Posted by: Elliot | Nov 16, 2009 3:21:43 PM

Stack Jack is a ball hog and jacks up bad shots. He can pass when he feels like it and plays tough defense. Ball movement will cease and you'll love him if you like one on one basketball

Posted by: John | Nov 16, 2009 3:28:27 PM

Mr. Cummings:
From the column you mentioned:
"Would the Bobcats be interested in adding Stephen Jackson? Sure. Would they give up Diaw to make that happen? Highly unlikely.''
That's not, to use your words, saying "why the Bobcats should not trade for Jackson.''
The Bobcats were never going to give up Diaw to get Jackson. And they didn't.

Posted by: Rick Bonnell | Nov 16, 2009 3:45:52 PM

what we needed was someone who can make shots, he can and will and so the bcats will be better for it.

Posted by: A Fan | Nov 16, 2009 4:49:45 PM

we were on our way to a 30 win season with a little bit of cap room and even more after next year. think.........we had vlade, nazr, AND chandler coming off the books next year and raja this year. we could have been a little more patient, developed the young'ns and been in a position to add a real assett or retain ones that we could have possibly drafted. instead we've drafted a guy who will be a role player at best, we aren't developing the 2 guys we drafted last year, and we killed 10 mil a year in future cap room for a guy we already have. stephen jackson scores 18-20 a game in golden state the same place where jason richardson scored 25 a game. why trade richardson to get both jackson and diaw's contracts?

you guys see a 30 win season go to a 36 win season where i'll take the 30 win season this year to try and build a perennial 50 win team.

and flip murray is annoying me even more now that bell's gone.

Posted by: charlottean | Nov 16, 2009 5:01:46 PM

Rick - is AC Law's contract for 2010-2011 guarenteed? Did the Warriors exercise the option last month. I can't find anything that AC is signed for 2010-2011.

Could be he was a throw in the make the current year salary cap numbers work, and an expiring contract? If so, the impact on Bob's 2010-2011 isn't that bad: $1.6mm.

Posted by: bobfan1 | Nov 16, 2009 5:03:16 PM

A.I. is on waivers now! time for the Cats to make their move

Posted by: brandon | Nov 16, 2009 6:30:35 PM

Bonnell's column from last week just said that the Bobs should not trade Diaw for Jackson--nothing real contriversial there.

Posted by: Deuce | Nov 16, 2009 7:33:39 PM

racists bigots hover over this website.

Posted by: Leonard | Nov 16, 2009 8:34:18 PM

Iverson was just released by Memphis - what do you think about his chances landing here after our trade for Jackson? Still the need for another big offensive threat?

Posted by: Brandon | Nov 16, 2009 9:18:52 PM

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