San Antonio Spurs Trade: 4 Reasons to Welcome Stephen Jackson with Open Arms

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San Antonio Spurs Trade: 4 Reasons to Welcome Stephen Jackson with Open Arms
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Many speculated trade rumors involving the Spurs fell through Thursday (involving Johnny Flynn, Josh Howard and more), but the team was not inactive as the deadline passed.

Though it wasn't publicized until it was almost completed, the Spurs showed interest in newly acquired Warriors swingman Stephen Jackson.

After sending Richard Jefferson and a future first-round pick to Golden State, Jackson ended up heading back to San Antonio.

He was sent to Golden State in the Ellis deal, and the Warriors spent little time before looking for potential suitors for Jackson.

The Spurs showed interest, and soon, the deal was complete—one which strengthens the Spurs and gives them the potential to make a strong postseason run.

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