Veteran swing-man Stephen Jackson’s whirlwind tour of the Association, as he was the member of three different teams in just two days; has come to an end and he has ended up in a familiar spot, as the “San Antonio Express” reported Thursday that the San Antonio Spurs have traded Richard Jefferson to the Golden State Warriors to get him back on the roster. Jackson never actually spent any time with the Warriors, as he was part of a five player deal that sent Monta Ellis to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for center Andrew Bogut.
Jackson’s first stint with the Spurs was from 2001 through 2003 and he was a key part of the San Antonio squad that captured the NBA Title in 2003. San Antonio Tim Duncan considers Jackson one of his favorite players in the Association and has gone so far as to label him “the ultimate teammate.”
Jackson could end up as the club’s starting small forward, or dependent on Manu Ginobili’s health status, replace the banged up All-Star in the starting rotation. San Antonio as of Thursday night has a record of 28-13 and are the second seed in the Western Conference.
The 31-year-old Jefferson’s production is way down so far this season as he has averaged just 9.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest. A change of scenery could do the veteran now in his eleventh campaign to turn things around. He could along with Bogut and big man David Lee, finally give the team from Golden State a formidable front-court some day.