â†µHence, at Yahoo! Sports, Marc J. Spears gets the following quotes from anonymous Warriors on the subject of a Jackson trade: â†µ
â†µâ‡¥“The Jax situation is a constant distraction,” one Warrior said. â†µâ‡¥â†µHere's the glory of the Warriors: Jackson is a good soldier left to go mad on a desert island, or a Jekyll/Hyde figure whose medicine got spilled by an inept postal service. There's no question that, of all the folks involved in this slop of a team, S-Jax has done the most to distinguish himself in the NBA. â†µ
â†µâ‡¥“Once they trade him,” another player said, “it will clear up a lot of things.” â†µâ‡¥
â†µâ‡¥“I’m aware the team needs a change,” Golden State general manager Larry Riley said. “I’m working hard toward that.” â†µ
â†µHe's traveled the globe with humility, worked his way up, stuck in the NBA through sheer tenacity and played a key role in a Spurs championship. Yes, there was The Brawl, but Jackson also matured into a real triple-threat and an essential part of the BELIEVE Warriors. â†µ
â†µSo he wants a trade to a team that's not in advanced decay. And we all fault him for signing a long-term deal in Oakland without thinking. However bone-headed that may have been, though, it has to be put in perspective. Jackson's folly is not the same as Golden State's abyss-like organization yawning to wish the world imminent death and destruction.
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