The Spurs are bringing back an old friend. The Warriors are showing the door to a brand new one. San Antonio spent much of the past two years looking for a way to unload Richard Jefferson, a forward who just never fit into Gregg Popovich’s plans. Now, Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports is reporting San Antonio is finally sending out Jefferson in a swap for Golden State’s newly-acquired swingman Stephen Jackson.
Jackson, who between injuries and Scott Skiles, has had a miserable season in Milwaukee, was traded earlier this week from the Bucks to the Warriors in the Monta Ellis/Andrew Bogut deal. He has to be LOVING his luck right now because he’ll be returning to a winning organization, a team that he’s already won a championship with (2003).
On top of that, the Spurs will be sending a first-round pick to the Warriors as well.
According to Synergy Sports, Jefferson spots up 56 percent of the time while running isos or screen-n-rolls at a miniscule six percent. On the other hand, Stephen Jackson is involved in isolations or pick-n-rolls 30 percent of the time while his spot-up percentage is just 20. How Jackson fits into a team that could use another shot creator could be the key to their playoff chances.
Will this push San Antonio over the top in the West?
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