Stephen Jacskon Wants Trade To Cavs

In responding publicly to a question at an event in NY yesterday about whether or not the Warriors would make the playoffs next season, Stephen Jackson offered the following comment – via Dime Magazine:

“Um…I don’t think I’ll be a Warrior next year. I’m looking to leave.”

Dime Magazine later sat down with Jackson, and posted the following exchange late yesterday:

Dime: Is there anywhere specifically you want to go?
SJ: Either Cleveland, anywhere in Texas or out here with Al in New York.”

If nothing else this is another interesting twist in what has become a very entertaining post season for Cavaliers’ fans.  Is the interest mutual though?  I would guess not for a number of reasons, shear talent not withstanding.  Jackson is under contract through 2012 – 2013, and on his 35th birthday he is scheduled to make $10 million.  From an on-the-court-next season standpoint, Jackson would be a nice piece to add.  A true two-guardso to speak when compared with Delonte West and Anthony Parker (combo guards)…but he (SJ) comes with a number of question marks both on and off the court – will he pass, will he bum rush Cleveland fans in the stands, etc, etc – and I expect the Stephen Jackson to the Cavs fire to burn out before it ever really sets ablaze.  Interesting thought though.


Brendan Bowers

About Brendan Bowers

I am the founding editor of I am also a content strategist and social media manager with Electronic Merchant Systems in Cleveland. My work has been published in SLAM Magazine, KICKS Magazine, The Locker Room Magazine,,, and elsewhere. I've also written a lot of articles that have been published here.