At long last, the Warriors have finally traded for a starter from Mike D’Antoni’s old “seven seconds or less” Suns team.
Unfortunately, Amare Stoudemire is still in Phoenix, averaging 19 points and 8 rebounds per game for the 9-2 Suns.
Instead, Raja Bell is on his way to Oakland, for the low, low price of the Warriors’ best player.
Stephen Jackson was banished to Charlotte this week, just as Jason Richardson was before him, the latest conquest in Rod Higgins’ attempt to demoralize Otis Smith by collecting the most Warrior expats.
By sending Jackson to the Bobcats, the Warriors have effectively erased his relevance as an NBA player. Charlotte may turn around and eventually deal him to contender, but for the time being, Jackson is stuck in basketball purgatory.