For now, this is a rumor because I haven’t verified it with sources close to the situation, but I’ve been told by a few people around the league that the Stephen Jackson trade talk is heating up. I’m told that Golden State is mulling several offers, and one person told me he expects something to happen within the next few days. I don’t know the particulars of any supposed offers, but I’m told Cleveland, Denver, San Antonio, New Orleans and the Los Angeles Clippers are all interested in Jackson.
The Clips ongoing search for a playmaking 3 is no secret. Jackson’s game includes many of those desirable skills — he’s incredibly versatile — but it’s important to keep in mind that Jackson’s 3 year/$27.8M contract extension kicks in next season. Acquiring Jackson would take the Clips out of the running for a premium or even semi-premium free agent next summer. On the other hand, see many better flex forwards on the market?