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Stephen Jackson the key to getting Dwight Howard?

Posted on: January 31, 2012 12:05 pm
Edited on: January 31, 2012 12:39 pm
 
Dwight Howard wants to play with... Stephen Jackson? (Getty Images)
Posted by Royce Young

The Dwight Howard rumor mill might be reaching an all-time low. And this teaming up with other players thing is getting a little out of hand.

Because ESPN reports that Dwight Howard wants to play with... Stephen Jackson? Wha?
"If the Nets want to improve their chances, my understanding is that Stephen Jackson and Dwight Howard have talked several times about playing together. And [they] would love to do so with the Nets with Deron Williams at the point guard setting them up. If the Nets want to improve their chances of getting Howard, making a deal for Stephen Jackson as well ... should be on their menu."
You hear about Deron Williams and Howard wanting to pair up or maybe Rose with Howard or at a time Chris Paul with him, but Stephen Jackson definitely wasn't to be expected. I suppose they're friends and people like to work with friends, so I guess it makes sense.

Jackson though hasn't been happy with the Bucks as they won't extend his contract. Jackson is on an expiring deal paying him $10 million this season. Said Jackson, "Everybody knows the situation. My situation is going to get better soon. Until then, I'm going to support these guys and continue to collect my check." Doesn't exactly sound like the happiest man in the world with his situation.

As Howard Beck of the NY Times tweeted: "Possibly relevant: They have the same agent." Yep, that could potentially be a major part of this. And it could give an idea where this rumbling is coming from.

But you can be sure that the Nets will have an eye toward Jackson if that really means an edge to get Dwight Howard. That franchise has basically sold its soul to build around a Williams-Howard combo. So if Howard said he had to have Leonardo DiCaprio as his power forward, I can guarantee Billy King would be getting on the phone to see what he could do.
Comments

Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 9:11 pm
 

Stephen Jackson the key to getting Dwight Howard?

Drew Gooden? He is big step up from anything they have had lately.  And is filling in really nicely with Bogut out. If anything Milwaukee has actually been impressing me lately.



Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 6:25 pm
 

Stephen Jackson the key to getting Dwight Howard?

Jackson has never been a superstar or even a star. If DH and DW teamed up with SJ they would be the Magic.

DH is simply trying to throw us off.



Since: Dec 13, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 5:55 pm
 

Stephen Jackson the key to getting Dwight Howard?

Jackson has some decent talent, but he's too immature to use it wisely.  Poor choices on the court mostly.  If he had better shot selection, he'd be quite valuable.  Instead, we get a guy that regularly shoots below 40%.  Not acceptable for a guy shooting 15 or more times a game.  (You too Brandon Jennings!)



Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 5:44 pm
 

Stephen Jackson the key to getting Dwight Howard?

Dear Dwight Howard,

The city of Milwaukee fully endorses any dealings you have with Stephen Jackson.  He has over stayed his welcome. 



Since: Feb 1, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:52 pm
 

Stephen Jackson the key to getting Dwight Howard?

The Nets shouldn't trade for a guy that is a free agent this offseason. This year is already in the dump. The only way I see a deal happening is if they get rid of Kris Humphries because they don't expect to resign him, and throw in Anthony Morrow (who is actually a decent player).

Stephen Jackson has a bunch of character issues, and IMO is a poor man's Jason Richardson. Howard to Nets makes them a 7th seed, whooopie.



Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 3:20 pm
 

Stephen Jackson the key to getting Dwight Howard?

"I was a Bucks fan until the lockout and the signing of Stephen Jackson. Please go away. He's awful. John Hammond should be fired. Drew Gooden, Corey Magette last year, Stephen Jackson now. Wow. PATHETIC league."


So you were a Bucks fan until your team recently made some HORRIBLE decisions...and yet that's the LEAGUE'S fault? I don't see the thinking. Yes, they're a small-market team, but it doesn't mean they have to make stupid personnel decisions. For instance, look at the Timberwolves this year (and OKLAHOMA CITY for that matter). Small teams that made smart moves and it's starting to pay off for them. Thunder top seed in the West, T-Wolves 3 games out with a bunch of rookies and young players.



Since: Nov 22, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 2:28 pm
 

Stephen Jackson the key to getting Dwight Howard?

I was excited originally when Jackson was brought in, just because how bad MIL offense was last year. Jackson has been a bust, though, thus far. If the Bucks can deal Delfino or Ersan and Jackson for Morrow and Petro I do that.



Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 1:22 pm
 

Stephen Jackson the key to getting Dwight Howard?

there's also the part about stephen jackson being a crazy person



Since: Nov 8, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 1:11 pm
 

Stephen Jackson the key to getting Dwight Howard?

This is my daily post delaring my disgust with the NBA. I was a Bucks fan until the lockout and the signing of Stephen Jackson. Please go away. He's awful. John Hammond should be fired. Drew Gooden, Corey Magette last year, Stephen Jackson now. Wow. PATHETIC league. Please boycott.


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