Guess Stephen Jackson's little-publicized but widely-presumed contract void/league ban period following the Palace Brawl and strip club shoot-up had ended. I'm sure he knew exactly when and I'm pretty sure it was at the close of this past fiscal year. Very clever, that one.
To review: he hired an agent to get a trade set up. Period.
In other news, Stephen Curry has been announced as the most marketable 2009 draftee not named Griffin, as though anyone needed reminding, and the Warriors are already blocking him with good guys on one year deals to play Nelson shitwing small ball (like CJ Watson). Who was screwed with like Mickael Pietrus and Matt Barnes and everyone else before him and won't leave on good terms. Familiar refrain in Oakland. Curry not even all that great but totally famous in the exact opposite way Sebastian Telfair was. Great.
Monta Ellis still wants out and is still being smeared anywhere and everywhere by the Warriors PR tentacles, no matter what Larry Rowell, er, Riley, releases out the PR Hole.
Andris Biedrins screwed out of incentives. According to Sham Sports, all incentives currently listed as UNLIKELY. Sorry Marcus Thompson, you swallowed the team's panic release talk points on that hook, line, and sinker, when they were screwing with his minutes and his games in-season like I said they were. Too easy. I'm sure he's happy as a clam with Nellie.
Anthony Randolph, incidentally, is talking like a new man with his new agent.
Others represented by Mr. Duffy: Marcus Williams, Andris Biedrins, and Speedy Claxton.
Oh yeah, Speedy: no plans to retire or not try to play, meaning no plans to be insurance-covered roster space and no marketability as a trade chip. Unfortunate, but his status is limited to trade entity and this means he has to be paid all year and nets nothing until the trade deadline at the earliest, at which time it will be far, far too late for this season. Commence breath-holding. The Knicks are offering Eddy Curry.
Devean George WILL take minutes from the young bigs who can't shoot the three. Just accept it. He's the healthy version of Austin Croshere, whom the online Homer Moron Tool Hypesters were all about not so long ago. They love predictable mediocrity.
So we're stacked with new versions of Troy Hudson and Chris Webber and can proceed to alienate all the major talent who would win if developed together but, instead, is officially playing out the string until they get a real shot with a real team. But hey, we got Shaun Pruitt! Anything to not play Richard Hendrix!!!