Spurs, Warriors Swap Jefferson, Jackson

March 15 2012 at 1:25pm CDT By Luke Adams

The Spurs and Warriors have agreed to a trade that will send Richard Jefferson and T.J. Ford to Golden State and Stephen Jackson to San Antonio, reports Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter). The Warriors will also receive a conditional first-round pick in the deal, according to Marcus Thompson II of the Bay Area News Group.

Jackson, who was acquired by the Warriors earlier this week, is a favorite of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. Unlike Jefferson, who still has two years and $21MM+ remaining on his deal after this season, Jackson will be entering the final year of his contract this summer. He's set to earn just over $10MM next season.

Ford recently announced his retirement, so he was only included in the trade for financial purposes.

8 thoughts on “Spurs, Warriors Swap Jefferson, Jackson

  1. i dont understand hwo this is good for the warriors, shure they get a first round pick but more money and years are owed to jefferson then jackson and jackson fits golden stats offence a hell of alot better then jefferson

    1. If they net a 1st rounder in this year’s draft it will be huge since this is one of the deepest drafts in NBA history. It won’t even matter if it is a late pick because there will be guys with superstar potential into the 20’s. If the Warriors can lose enough games to get back their own pick, they will have 2 firsts in this draft. I will say this, if they can get those 2 firsts and keep everyone healthy next year, this is a 50-win team easily.

      1. Thats fairly optimistic. It may be a deep draft, but its not shaping up to be quite as impressive as most thought it would be 6 months ago. Superstar potential in the 20s doesn’t seem likely at all to me. I don’t think guys like Kevin Jones or Fab Melo have superstar potential. Adding a lottery pick and a late first to the rotation with Curry, Thompson, Jefferson, Lee, Bogut, Wright, and Biedrins should have Warrior fans fairly optimistic, but even if Curry and Bogut are both healthy for most of the year, they get some kind of immediate impact from one of the rookies, and Klay Thompson excels in the starting role, 50 wins still seems a little high.

        1. I think a lot of it will have to do with what kind of system Jackson implements next year. This team is now more suited for a defensive slow it down half court type of team which was something that Jackson wanted from the beginning but got away from when Ellis just became uninterested in playing defense anymore. If they can add someone like Harrison Barnes or Terrence Jones to go along with Curry, Thompson, Lee and Bogut while keeping the core bench guys (Rush, Robinson, McGuire) I can see them winning 50 easily. I would take that lineup over Denver’s lineup all day everyday.

    2. For starters they probably didn’t want Jackson around period. Also they’re probably thinking that capspace isn’t all that valuable for them right now as they can’t draw any good free agents anyway. And obviously the draft pick is what makes the deal as theres a good chance they will lose their own pick to Utah.

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