Monday, November 16th, 2009 at 11:10 am  |  92 responses

Report: Stephen Jackson Traded to Charlotte

by Marcel Mutoni / @marcel_mutoni

The Stephen Jackson nightmare has apparently come to an end in Golden State…And he’s now a Charlotte Bobcat. Eat your heart out, Larry Brown!

Yahoo! has the scoop:

“The Golden State Warriors have agreed in principle to send Stephen Jackson to the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for Raja Bell and Vladimir Radmanovic, NBA sources said Monday morning.

The deal also would send Warriors guard Acie Law to the Bobcats.”

Vlad and Raja can come off the books at the end of the season, so the Warriors are killing two birds with one stone so to speak. And, well, Stephen Jackson is still owed close $30 million over three more seasons. Yikes

Michael Jordan the GM, ladies and germs.

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  • L

    How can you be such a great player and such a terrible GM??? L

  • L

    And yes first..L

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    Is it like a tradition ever couple of years for the Warriors to ship their best player to the Bobcats for virtually nothing? Jason Richardson in his prime ring a bell?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    They certainly need offense. SJax will score 25+ in Charlotte.

  • neaorin

    MJ probably thought he was trading for Phil Jackson.

  • Jacqueline Mitchell

    This has certainly been an eventful Monday morning,can’t wait to see what’s next!!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/notebooknick thesubwayconnection

    Really? I don’t see how he’s a good fit, except that they need scoring. Hopefully he gets used well. My fantasy team depends on it.

  • tavoris

    Well, he’s a good enuf scorer & defender to stay in Larry Brown’s good graces. However, I see a weird overlap in skills between Jax, Wallace, and Diaw. Also, why give up your two most reliable perimeter shooters (and financial flexibility) for a guy that does what Wallace does?

  • Chazz Michael Michaels

    I think Stephen Jackson would’ve gone great in New Orleans. I also think New Orleans should keep Okafor, should’ve traded for Jackson, (and with the firing of Scott) signed Avery Johnson, the ex-coach of the Mavs, to a coaching gig in N.O.
    New Orleans needs shooters, now needs coaching, and needs running big men. I love watching Chris Paul and hope things work out down in the Big Easy, but I have a feeling the Hornets will have a season like the Suns had last year…

  • ciroqobama

    Hahaha- I thought he wanted to go to a contender? Talk about your all-time backfire.

  • dj

    this = playoffs 4 the cats

  • dj

    and a 1st round exit but its still plaoffs

  • Jas

    Good trade for the Bobcats. They now have a true 2-guard, and might make the playoffs.

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/nba/overdribbling/index276.html chiqo

    so much for jack’s request to go to a contender.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Retire Jordan’s phone.

  • solito

    It is news, so it should be posted here, but we should stop commenting all together on guys like this (same goes for any AI story), and set a new comment record on the Brandon Jennings post. Level headed and tallented… Sky’s the limit. Hope we only saw a glimps of things to come.

  • http://www.twitter.com/JoshElam JE

    My fantasy team last year consisted of Gerald Wallace, Stephen Jackson, and Tyson Chandler. Just saying.

  • The D Train

    I wouldn’t put it past Don Nelson to make sure that Jax did not go to a contender just out of spite. Crazy Old Nellie is sly like a fox, and sounds like kind of an a-hole, too. The Larry Brown-Jax experiment should be fun to watch, at least.

  • cramzy

    The cats filled a need without giving up much but that 30 mill over the next 3 years could haunt them. They’ll be competitive.

  • skeeter

    iiiiiiiiiits Vlad Time!

  • http://myspace.com/rsaenz24 rog123

    Stephen jax can ball! So that’s really all that ,matters. He will be happy to be out of gs

  • http://myspace.com/brandnew Bryan

    I don’t actually see a problem with this they have some good pieces what they need a fire scorer and stack is that and he’s a good defender and he will get in their ass if they don’t play hard. Good move for the betcats.

  • Aaron

    Another missed attempt by Ferry to add talent to the Cavs’ roster. I mean afterall, Jax adds two things that the Cavs desperately need: another creator on offense and a perimeter defender. Ferry’s stubborness to add talent in favor of keeping team chemistry is going to be the ultimate downfall for this team, as well as to losing LeBron. They will not be able to compete with other elite teams with a starting lineup that includes Parker and Hickson. Hopefully, Ferry has something bigger in mind (David West), if not then he really blew this opportunity.

  • smakk


  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    I actually think S.Jax will be good for the Bobcats. I think he’s a huge upgrade from Raja Bell at the shooting guard position. But on the other hand, I’m laughing at the fact he requested to be on a contender and ended up in Charlotte. I’m guessing Don Nelson chose the team as a goodbye gift for him.

  • http://www.clutchfans.com/ Blue

    Larry Brown didn’t do too well with the pride of Coney Island…let’s see if he has better luck with one of PA’s Finest…

  • Cizzo

    I’m thinking, why should comment!

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    This will not end well. / Aaron: have you seen Hickson play lately? Mo Williams is SUPPOSED to create offense for himself. And he did during the regular season. He just totally crapped the bed vs Orlando. But make no mistake, that’s his role. He is the 2nd banana.


    Cizzo U Suck!

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    They are going to trade him again at the deadline, I think.

  • davidR

    well, he was the best facilitator the warriors had. hopefully the warriors figured out how to move the ball to scorers in position

  • riggs

    so many great comments in this thread, im cracking up

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    and they cant afford to get Iverson?

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Poor Acie Law IV. Form sitting behind Jack, Monta and Steph Curry to sitting behind Jack, Felton and DJ. The world can be a cruel place.

  • http://www.garrettelliott.com Garrett

    This is what I say to Stephen Jackson:


    And this is what I say to Charlotte:


  • JB

    Vlad = near tahoe = uh oh

  • tavoris

    meanwhile, Nelson is trying to figure out how to start Raja Bell at center

  • http://www.theonion.com/content/news/staten_island_historians_piece Lee

    Wow Monta Ellis, way to f**k that one up.

  • Citizen Kane

    How can Michael Jordan be such an horrible GM???

  • Hoodsnake

    Thote charlottes plan this season was to clear cap money? Oh well

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Well, at least, Acie Law won’t have to play the 3. And people are still wondering if Nelson shows up to work drunk.

  • Clark

    Vlad seems perfect for GS. I think Raja Bell will be traded or waived, GS doesn’t allow it’s players to play defense so Raja is worthless…. Only thing good about this for Raja is that there are a lot of vegetarian places in the Bay Area…

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Allenp: What makes you think they will trade him at the deadline?

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    this HAS to sting a little for jax too. no contender thought he was worthy of breaking up their team to get him. ego check.

  • tavoris

    TADOne, because the Bob Johnson is trying to sell the team ASAP. He’s gonna probably put up good numbers up until then-and somebody will knock with an offer of an expiring contract.

  • ENDS

    Jordan would’ve traded for Michael Jackson

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    They gave up two expiring deals to get him, so that makes no sense.

  • davidR

    jack wouldve been perfect for the hornets. of course the warriors wouldve taken a whack player off their hands

  • L

    I Would AI for this year for 3Mil then SJAX for 30 mil for the next three seasons. AI would have been a great fit at the two and would have brought instant offence. SJax is to bring instant trouble…

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    stephen jackson does this one thing larry brown likes that iverson doesn’t. defense, which is half the game. Jackson also passes better, and shoots better, and causes LESS problems. although its close

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    YEEEEEEEEEES! Jackson can score, Jackson can defend. I dont care we gave up 2 expirings. RAJA BELL AND VLADE SUCK. They both suck. Jackson is a star player. This move will do wonders for the Bobcats. Acquing Acie Law makes DJ or Felton tradeable.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Felton-Jackson-Wallace-Diaw-Chandler = Playoffs. We got a defender AND a scorer in one player. Fu(k modern day ‘NBA Economics’ that make expiring contracts of garbage player more valuble than stars. I am so happy, nothing any of you can ever say will change that.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Then again, none of you understood the Diaw/Bell trade last year. Everyone EXCEPT ME, the only Bobcat fan in these parts, said it would be good. “Highway Robbery” they called it. See the same thing occuring here? I do…

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    So BET, do you see the Bobcats trading Felton or DJ?

  • tavoris

    BETCATS, I been waiting for your perspective on this ALL DAY. TADONE, it does make sense knowing that he’s gonna make them a better team in the short-term (which also helps a potential sale). I don’t kno if it’s gonna happen before the deadline, but Jax will DEFINITELY be gone before July 1, 2010.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    he wont be gone if he comes in, puts up 25 5 5 and lead the bobcats to the playoffs.

  • JB

    Common misconception, MJ isn’t the GM, blame Higgins for even allowing these trades to get to the ear of MJ to allow/disallow.

  • tavoris

    nbk, they are aggressively trying to sell the team. Any personnel decisions they make are only temporary-as payroll reduction is the biggest priority.

  • JD

    I think this must be the first positive MJ has done for the Bobcats, i mean who cares about 30 million as long as he plays for three years,this is a good trade

  • NUPE

    Good trade for both teams. It will be interesting to see what gs does with the expiring contracts next year.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    i get what your saying you are probably right but dont they still want some sort of revenue whether they are selling the team or not. the playoffs, in the east is not too far fetched. if they just shed contracts like New York they will lose potential buyers because who wants to invest in a shtty situation right?

  • vmcb

    The BETcats play so slowly and Jackson shoots so poorly. He’ll probably help them score points, but I don’t see them getting into the playoffs.

  • vmcb

    I bet the Warriors traded him to Charlotte just to pi$$ him off. “No ring for you!”

  • http://dgcoursereview.com Bro D.

    Bobcat fan here, this is a great trade. Finally, the Cats have someone who can create his own shot and ball a little. I loved Vlad Rad and Bell but their limitations and durability issues were killing me. I think (and hope) Felton is the most trade worthy pg. He is quite overrated.

  • tavoris

    nbk, Michael Jordan would GLADLY buy the Bobcats- regardless of their situation-if the price is rite.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    I would rather ship out Felton just cause his Field Goal % is poison to my eyes. But I just looked at DJ’s and it’s pretty much the same… So, I don’t know..

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    Tad- DJ. He is having a sophmore slump and Larry Brown has no stomach for that……………………

    Bro D- This is the sequel to the Diaw trade of last year. In these first 9 games, we were in danger of being swept into the ocean. We are on high ground now.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    yeah i am aware Tavoris, he is looking for a group to go in with, but its hard to find when your team sucks, hence stephen jackson. But that comment didn’t help your cause, because Michael wants to win not save money. It was his OK that brings Jackson over to charlotte whether you wanna believe it or not

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    MJ/Larry Brown control all the trades. Higgins is the GM, but is just a puppet. I dont really care, whoever says trading 2 guys that suck for somebody that is avearging 25 points per game and somebody with lots of potential is just a hater. The NBA is about winning the most basketball games, not acquring the most expiring contracts so one day you to can win basketball games. With this trade, the Bobcats will win basketball games. Nuff said.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    The players they gave up weren’t putting butts in the seats at all. StackJack has enough flair to get some fans in. Plus, I’m guessing that Jordan is hoping to finagle some decent players from a contender looking to pick up Jack at the deadline. That’s the only way this makes sense.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Jackson’s contract is pretty big and he’s pretty volatile. I don’t see how that’s enticing to potential buyers.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    Allenp: who is buying beside us? We got rid of 2 guys that suck for the missing piece. True or False: Jackson is a NBA champion. True or False: Jackson respected Greg Popovich. True or False: Jackson is a winner. True or False: The Bobcats are the worst offensive team in the NBA. True or False: Jackson is averaging 25 points per game, nobody on the Bobcats can even hope to average that. True or False: Jackson is a top 15 defender in the entire NBA. True or False: The entire mainstream media has no idea what type of basketball is being played now in Charlotte, and doesnt 99% of the time, thus are not fit to judge? I will answer these all for you: true, true, true, true, true, true, true. Shall i need more facts to win you over?

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    BETcats, Jackson is averaging 17ppg while shooting 42%. Although, that is likely due to his hate-on for Nelson.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    Career average Z. The 25 points will be back when he gets a coach that needs him to do it. A lot of Jackson’s shots were taken away by Stephen Curry. Larry Brown needs him to do it.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Am I the only that doesn’t think that Jax’s contract is all that bad? He’s making 7.5 this year. That’s Varejao’s money. That’s 2.5 less than Bargs. That’s less than Corey freaking Maggettee. A 20 ppg scorer who can dish it out and play some D will cost you 8 mil. That’s not a terrible contract at all. He’s a proven winner and he commands respect from teammates (regardless of the scandals). Players listen to Jax. HOWEVER, he doesn’t want to play for a losing team so I can’t see this working out.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    Z we wont be a losing team if he comes in here with a attitude of a winner. I think he will, because he is one and because he is happy to be out of Golden State

  • JB

    Time out, “THE” missing piece? Trippppin.

    If Jackson’s such a winner, he wouldn’t have inked a deal if he really wanted the team sign a big man like he whines about being promised to him. If he was such a winner, he wouldn’t ruin the remaining chemistry of the team that was left.

    If he was such a winner, players wouldn’t bad mouth him publicly in the papers.

    No one got a edge in this trade. CHA wanted to move some pieces that did nothing for them, so did the Warriors. The Warriors can erase one of their bigger blunders financially, which more weight is put into in these recent years.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    ^Man just shut up. He whines because your coach sucks with his rotation. I am just happy he enjoys letting the Bobcats rob him. First of J-Rich, now for this. Have fun with Raja Bell’s 8 points per game scoring a$$. Don Nelson ruins team chemistry, Jackson reacts. Deal with it you bitter Bay-Area boy or BAB(y) as i shall now refer to your kind as. Jackson destroyed team chemistry though? Jackson didnt forget to re-sign Baron Davis, Jackson isnt the one who never replaced Baron Davis with a pure point guard. Jackson isnt the one who fell in love with guards and stacking Monta Ellis, Anthony Morrow, Stephen Curry, and Acie Law on top of each other. That was Don Nelson. So please, just shut up.

  • JB

    Wow man, chill out.
    I didn’t call you names, just never ever will understand calling Jax the “missing piece”. He’s a great role player, clearly evidenced by how he couldn’t handle being THE guy. I guess he can play 2nd fiddle to Wallace, which will put him in a better position. He wants to win, and he is a volume shooter. That won’t help you if you don’t have the pieces to win.

    I don’t care of Raja Bell EVER touches the court. He doesn’t NEED to score for us if he does play. He can assume Jax’s old role of being an annoying defender.

    Whose blaming Jackson for anything related to Baron, JRich, Barnes, whomever else you want to name? I’m certainly not.

    You’re such a lame, who is praising nellie???? Pleas find me one person, one warrior fan? I’m not. I can’t stand our management or coach. However, I’m glad we parted ways from ONE of those mistakes? Clearly reading comprehension isn’t your strong suit, is it?

    The Warriors are a disaster with a long way to go, but at least they’ve been relevant in recent years. How about those ‘cats? Jax going to bring you to the promised land? Exactly.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Now they just have to let Monta, Curry, Corey, Azubuike, and the two Anthony’s out.

  • tavoris

    @JB…u should know better than to dis the Cats when BETCATS is around. @nbk, if u think MJ’s aspirations of owning an NBA team doesn’t overshadow the Bobcats current season, then I don’t know what to say. If the payroll (expense load) of the team is low enough after this season, he WILL make a bid.
    The fact that Jax will likely make the Bobcats significantly better in the meantime is an added bonus. But that doesn’t give them any reason to keep him after this season-especially if they are able to snag another player and/or a draft pick in the process. This is true for EVERY team in the NBA.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    JB you just dont get it. You blamed Jackson for the lack of team chemistry, i flipped it on you by informing you it was Nellie’s fault. He ruined the warriors, not Jackson. Sure i was rude, but i dont care. You are a waste of a human being. I put it in simple, small worded terms for you. Jackson is the scorer we needed. Not so hard too understand……..Jackson just scored 13 with 9 rebounds WITHOUT KNOWING A SINGLE PLAY IN THE PLAYBOOK. He informed everyone he plans on helping the Bobcats get to the playoffs. The man is legit.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    we shot 51% for the first time this season. Jackson fit in perfectly. I cannot stress enough the man did not know a single play. He fit in perfectly. I am happy. Once him and Tyson get chemistry, we will get more production from Tyson. Jackson kept setting Tyson up, Tyson kept misreading Jackson’s signals. Once they work that out in practice, the Bobcats will be a completely different team.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    I guarntee you also JB, that the Bobcats have been more relevant that past season and a half then your waste of a team called the Warriors. Last season we got constant mention as a up and comming team, we were 2 games away from the playoffs. The warriors have been nothing but a trainwreck. You said it yourself. And Stephen Jackson is the messiah. He saved you, he saved Indiana, he will ‘save’ us too. I know its hard being a Warriors fan, just please dont kill yourself from all that depression you must be expirencing right about now.

  • Shem

    Good trade for both teams but I hate it. I cant stand that he publicly demanded a trade and it worked out and that Raja Bell is yet again booted from a team worthy of the playoffs. He s a hustle, great defender that shows up to work everyday like Shane Battier. He got traded from Phili when they made the Finals, was traded from the Mavs when they had their stars and was traded from Phoenix who was constantly winning 60. Now hes traded from a team who might have gotten the 8th seed to what? A team that had high hopes and are already rebuilding not even 15 games in. Ohh and Vlad will look so bad in blue, yellow and orange

  • http://dgcoursereview.com Bro D.

    Felton, Flip, Jax, Wallace, and Diaw is a very scary small ball line-up. All the cats need now is Tyson to shape up or add a low-post banger and suddenly there’s parity in the SE div.

  • http://www.addictedtobeauty.ca/ Kevin

    i can see this trade working out. give it a chance fellas

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    The Bobcats absolutely got the better end of the deal. Do you really think big time free agents are looking at Charlotte, NC as a potential suitor? Not really. The Bobcats got a 1st/2nd/3rd option type player who can play both ends of the floor and has a reasonable contract, whilst being 2 years younger than they’re previous 2guard (31 vs. 33). He also shoots well from the outside like Bell, and his defense is just as good.
    A Jackson/Wallace/Chandler front line has the potential to be a very strong defensive line-up which can contribute offensively.
    Bobcats played it smart by securing a ‘star’ calibre player for this season/next season and beyond (potentially) rather than experiencing the failure of missing a big time free agent at the end of this season.
    + D.J has played turrible thus far, and with Acie Law gives Higgins (Jordan) the manouvering space to trade for a back-up PF since they would have 2 PG’s in Felton and Law, as well as a point forward in Jackson.
    I don’t really see any negatives here for the ‘Cats. They got what they wanted, and to a lesser extent Jackson got what he wanted – out. Together they have the potential to be a strong wildcard calibre team like Philly of ’08, and Chicago of ’09.
    PS – BET wins.

  • JB

    Enjoy the 4-14 nights that are sure to ensue.

    I have no clue where you are or where you attend high school at given your lame blog, however, I simply said that Jackson RUINED this years team chemistry.

    Did Nellie help matters? No. He was simply an ember to a flame. Does that make sense to you? Can you at all fathom that? Of course note, because your brain is so far stuck up your rear you the cats are missing A piece. I can admit the Warriors suck and will waste the talent we have. You obviously are in denial.
    How come no one wanted to kick it with Jax when he tried to have a team bbq? Was that Nellie’s fault, too?

    Again, enjoy more 4-14 nights.

    Did anyone tell MJ that Jax was on the team yet?

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  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Now that i have your attention: JACKSON RUINED NOTHING. You might be the dumbest commentator who ever came on this site. NELLIE NELLIE NELLIE is the one who ruined the Warriors. I WROTE THE FU(KING WARRIORS PREVIEW FOR THIS SITE 2 YEARS AGO. I AM THE ONLY PERSON IN THE HISTORY OF HUMANITY WHO CAN TYPE IN CAPS AND NOT BE A D-BAG. Now that i am done listing my credintials. Nellie is the cause of all Jackson’s grief, as i already said. Jackson’s responses are not always the best ones, but they dont have to be. Jackson was on a team that wastes every oppurinty to get better, you said it yourself. The Bobcats make Jackson happy, he fits in here great. He had 13 points and 9 rebounds off chemistry alone. Everyone in the Bobcats lockeroom is happy to have him. Now get the hell of this website and prepare yourself for the Bobcats to grab the 8th seed. Once they do, tell me how my @ss taste.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    and to clarify, when i say commentator i mean it. You think you are a B-Ball pundit. Get your head out of your @ss and get ready to learn how mine tastes. B!tch