Golden State Warriors Get Something For Nothing

Jose SalviatiCorrespondent IINovember 16, 2009

OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 15:  Stephen Jackson #1 of the Golden State Warriors is called for his second technical foul and is thrown out of the game by referee Tony Brothers against the Phoenix Suns during an NBA game on March 15, 2009 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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When getting something for anything that no longer has any value to you, it feels like you've earned it.  Like, selling an old, broken lawn mower at a garage sale that was never expected to sell.

"Umm, ya it's for sale but it has sentimental value to me.  You will have to offer me more than $10" 

Of course Stephen Jackson was no broken lawn mower, he was a valuable piece of the Warrior team that decided to longer be a part of the Warriors.

This choice and lack of desire, however, did make him worth about as much as a busted Craftsman. 

But, the Warriors got the better end of the deal, because Jackson was not worth one, but two, veteran players: Vladimir Radmanovic and Raja Bell.  Unfortunately they had to include promising young guard Acie Law in the deal to make it work which was a bummer. 

But, fear not, both Radmanovic and Bell are in the final year of their contracts.

This is a deal that will help the Warriors now and in the future. 

As for Stephen Jackson, he will likely toil in anonymity in North Carolina, until he forces the Bobcats into a garage sale in a few years.  Bobcats, feel free to use this sign whenever you need it; chances are pretty good that you will need it.

"Broken guard for sale, cheap.  Make me an offer, PLEASE!"

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