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Saturday, February 18th, 2012 at 12:25 pm  |  19 responses

Stephen Jackson Doesn’t See a Future in Milwaukee


Stephen Jackson feels there’s no future for him with the Bucks. He feels disrespected by Coach Scott Skiles and tells HOOPSWORLD he’d love to play with the Magic, but his $10 million salary for next season makes him difficult to trade: “When asked if he has a future in Milwaukee, Jackson shook his head. ‘Not at all,’ Jackson told HOOPSWORLD. ‘It’s obvious, you can see that. I’m just waiting until my situation is different. I’m coming to work every day and keeping myself prepared so that when my situation does get better, I’m ready to go.’ [...] ‘I’ve worked hard for many years to be that player that guys want to play with,’ Jackson said. ‘To not be playing, and not have any reasons behind it, it’s kind of disrespectful. At the end of the day, I’m 33 years old. I’m not a 22-year-old guy that you’re coaching. I’m a grown man who’s probably done more than a lot of people in this locker room in this league, including coaches. Like I said, I can’t put myself in the game and I can’t do anything except support my teammates and be ready for when I do play.’ [...] On Friday, the Bucks faced off against the Orlando Magic. After the game, Jackson said he would love to join the Magic and play alongside his good friend Dwight Howard. ‘I would love to [play in Orlando],’ Jackson said. ‘Dwight has said a couple of times that he wants me to be with him. When you get a compliment like that from a big man like Dwight, it means a lot.’”

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  • lowendtheory

    quit your whining, and step your game up. all this crying and complaining is starting to get annoying as hell.

  • xx_JOMOMMA_xx a.k.a Jay Whitley

    Was just wondering if you had thought of getting into a scuffle when the Bucks hit Detroit on the road? That’ll get them talking about you. You’re known for your toughness. Remind people why they need you.

    Mad Respect Mr. Jackson

    From VanCity

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Milwaukee doesn’t see a future period.

  • http://www.slamonline.com the_unknown

    I don’t think anybody on the Milwaukee Bucks roster sees a future in Milwaukee.

  • MUBWAR

    loool at ^^. first jennings now captjack. skiles is not a bad coach though

  • Dma

    It’s Milwaukee. How Allen, Robinson and Sam played there for so long is puzzling

  • Fajita

    Trade sjack for nick young. Do it…do it…do it, do it, dooooo it.

  • MookieBlaylock

    They shoulda never broke up that warriors team, funnest team to watch! Baron, Captain Jack, Jrich, ink free Monta, Harrington. That team had SWAG. A team of outcasts that fit perfect together.

  • Nate C

    amen @MookieBlaylock, i agree

  • l2ising Phoenix

    @ mookie, that warrior team was legit, no doubt.

  • burnt_chicken

    has anyone watched Jack play lately? It seems like he’s become a simple ball stopper who has one offensive option: wait until the shot clock is down and then jack a 3, whether it’s ill-advised or not–and it usually is. I remember when one of his strengths was being the type of guy who held other players accountable to the team. That Jack is long gone.

  • Will Lee

    dwight just being polite, u get it wrong

  • http://slamonline.com Krishan

    F you jack. If I was a commissioner, I’d suspend every player that speaks about playing for another team while still in a different roster. Suspension, and a fine. It has nothing to do with management, or coaches or teammates. It’s about the fans that support you, and whose only wish is that you stfu and play hard. Earn that million dollar paycheck, keep your displeasure behind the managements closed doors.

  • furiousfunkfanatic

    This guy is fascinating. He has never proven anything in this league during his whole career. He was never a star, just a good player, but nothing else. However, he behaves like he was the reincarnation of Jordan himself. Whenever his team starts losing, he begins his talk about feeling disrespected and not seeing a future. Exactly the same happend with the Warriors. He did not directly demand a trade, but you know, just talked the same $hit like now.

    Oh, and do not forget that he participated in the brawl and had legal problems, because of some issues with his gun.

  • https://plus.google.com/photos/106403650426394352312/albums/posts davidR

    furiousfunkfanatic, you’re leaving out a ton of details regarding why jackson was upset during the end of his time with the warriors.
    like the fact he had to play point guard cuz there wasn’t a healthy one on the team.
    or that warrior management let all the talent from that we believe team go for nothing, putting the team back into rebuilding stage despite having back to back winning seasons, and the team making the playoffs for the first time in 13 years.
    or that despite all the problems he had with nellie and management, he still played hard.

  • http://slamonline.com. datkid

    that warriors we believe team was amazing…. they could literally beat anyone… and lose to anyone.

  • http://www.myspace.com/mikebone Simmy Sosa

    S Jax has delusions of grandeur about how important he is to a team. He’s a solid scorer and used to be a nice defender, but he let the money he was paid in Golden State change his approach. He’s such a me first guy now, like a Terell Owens of the NBA. If I’m a coach/GM, I wouldn’t go near him.

  • jpm34

    He was traded to milwaukee for Corey Maggette. That says it all. CHARLOTTE would rather have the biggest ballhog in the L than Cap’n Jack.

  • roybot

    One of my fav players not just based on skills but on his entertainment value too. However, this is a big step backwards for a player who thinks he’s “matured” into a leader-type player. If you want the Bulls and other teams to see your value, step up and become a leader on this Bucks squad. God knows they need one badly. Jennings stills needs couple more years to fully blossom and Drew Gooden is producing but history shows hes no leader. This was a perfect situation for Cpt. Jack to step in and exert the veteran presence that his nickname would suggest, but he didn’t and he only has himself to blame. Lockouts over, save hip-hop for the off-season, and play some ball please.

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