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Rumor: Stephen Jackson for Big Z?

Chuck - Red's Army October 9, 2009 Uncategorized 9 Comments

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Marcus Thompson of the Contra Costa Times is going public with the trade rumor involving Golden State's Stephen Jackson and Cleveland's Zydrunas Ilgauskas.

This seems like a move the Warriors would love to make, which leads me
to believe Cleveland either isn’t that interested in Jackson (they did
sign Anthony Parker and they have Delonte West at shooting guard
already) or they want more in exchange for Ilgauskas’ $11.5 million
expiring contract.

Jackson is talented, but he's a combination of Ron Artest crazy and Kobe Bryant selfish. He clearly failed at being the top gun in Golden State, but could he thrive as LeBron's running mate? Maybe. But he's too much of a gamble for my tastes.

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  • Double P Reppin the B

    I hope the cavs do it. Big Z is more important to the success of that team than shaq is going to be

  • gordbillybob

    I don’t know if I agree with saying he failed at being the top gun in GS….I think he’s got a lot of skill…But I don’t see the Cavs letting Big Z go, it’s not a good move for them at all, Shaq is a big question mark for them this year, he can’t play big minutes and they need a solid back up.
    I can see Jackson going, but not in this deal…

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p011570423591970b KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    All I can picture when I see this photo is Nellie in the background going: “Go.go go go!!”

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    I dont see why in the world big Z would be wanted by the warriors, hes possibly the worst fit in the entire NBA for that team.
    And I disagree about stephen jackson..hes already proved he could play a role on a championship team, and I wouldnt really say he was a failed leader with GS, he was pretty good and a good teammate by all acounts…unless we’re willing to admit the big 3 were failed leaders as lead dogs..fine, but i wouldnt agree

  • KY Celts fan

    I don’t see why Cavs would want to do this. With Shaq and Big Z, that’s a very powerful rotation at the center. and since Z can spread the floor, we could see him play the 4 a little bit with Shaq on the floor at the same time. Yikes! I don’t see this move happening.

  • Jason

    This would be awesome as far as Celts fans go. Z constantly killed the Celts as a 5 who could pick and pop. Though with Wallace this is probably mitigated. And Jackson would be another high volume perimeter player with Mo and LBJ. They’ll be fighting each other for the ball. It’ll be great. Please do it Cavs.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f6a54c2970c ToTheRuins

    Guys, cmon now…this would not be good for the celtics… Z was nothing but a liability in the playoffs last season, and stephen jackson is a defender with championship experience, swagger, honestly he would be like a posey for the cavs, except hes much better then posey

  • Michael

    OK this is a somewhat rediculous and out-of-place comment, but as you say, no news today:
    Is it just me, or are the warriors stacked at every position this year? Brandan Wright is out 4-6 months, but he’s probably their 10th best player.
    PG Monta Ellis, Acie Law, CJ Watson, Speedy Claxton
    SG Stephen Curry, Anthony Morrow (summer league star)
    SF Maggette, Azubuike
    PF Anthony Randolph, S. Jackson (need PF if traded)
    C Biedrins, Turiaf
    If this team doesn’t make the playoffs, they should join forces with Sacto and the Clippers to go on an All-American NBA Rejects tour of Eurasia, dominating all Greeks and Russians who dare contest the roundball superiority of USA…USA…USA
    I mean, California’s economy can’t possibly support this madness anymore. Maybe G.S. can share one of their point guards with us on a trial basis.

  • Lee in Oregon

    Jackson would certainly make Cleveland better…..but I doubt that idiot Nellie has any use for a legitimate center. How is he still even working as a head coach in the NBA?