Rockets In Mix For Stephen Jackson?

After seeing his three-year, $27.77MM contract expire at the end of this past season, Stephen Jackson will have to accept a significant pay cut if he hopes to continue his NBA career. But Jackson does intend to keep playing, and he's been working out in the hopes of joining a contender, according to Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld. Kennedy tweets that the Rockets have been mentioned as a possible landing spot for Jackson.

Jackson's production fell off last season, with his 6.2 PPG, .373 FG%, and 8.0 PER all among the worst marks of his career. He didn't even make it to the end of the season with the Spurs, as the team released him before the playoffs got underway.

Still, Jackson can make the occasional three-pointer, a skill of particular interest to the Rockets, who have added a number of shooters around Dwight Howard this summer. Jackson and Howard have also reportedly discussed the possibility of playing together in the past, which makes Houston a logical fit for the 35-year-old.

The Rockets can offer minimum-salary contracts to free agents, and are believed to still have their $2.65MM room exception available as well.

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6 thoughts on “Rockets In Mix For Stephen Jackson?

  1. Strax Tillbaka

    I’ve always loved SP, but not on this team. The team has tight cohesion and just added a couple of new players. No need to mess with that chemistry by adding someone who’s had a bad reputation in the past for his locker room antics.

  2. Easy Runner

    He’s too old, couldn’t shoot or defense(slow feet). $900K could get 28YO Cartier Martin, much younger, 40%3PT shooter.

  3. Joe Cain

    We need somebody with some lock down defense coming off the bench. And he can still knock down the 3. He would be a great fit. And he’s a good team player.

  4. Dylan Truitt

    He’s from Port Arthur TX so playing in Houston will make him feel at home… Sign him

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