Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Stephen Jackson and the will to whatevers.

By now you know the whys and wherefores of this deal. Stephen Jackson to Charlotte for your basic stew of expiring contracts. Which means in the micro? Both teams get what they want.

Golden State loses a modern day flake and gets some salary benefits in the process. Charlotte gets better. And they're able to get more points on the board. But this reeks of a scenario where nobody wins.

Allow me to explain. See, the Bobcats weren't going to be a playoff contender. They weren't event going to come close. And yet? They just took on another bad contract on a quest for the middle.

And during my more defensive days as a Bucks fan, I found myself needing to admit that Milwaukee is in no way a top notch free agent destination for a would be skilled player. But Golden Strate? They're in the cellar.

Their coach is insane. The owner is a giant douche. They're frantically trying to shop the man who helped end Dirk Nowitzki as one of the greatest players in the history of the world as if he was Laurence Maroney. The man called Kelenna Auzibuke is out for the season. And Raja Bell? He'd rather risk losing millions falling through the cracks then play there.

Nobody wins with this deal. Nobody.

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