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.'”