After ten million trades involving 126 different players, 17 ball boys, 12 gallons of Gatorade, and the the draft rights to both of Michael Jordan's sons...the Charlotte Bobcats have the roster that Larry Brown wants.
Introducing the 40,000th starting reiteration of the Charlotte Bobcats:
PG- Raymond Felton
SG- Stephen Jackson
SF- Gerald Wallace
PF- Boris Diaw
C- Tyson Chandler
Stephen Jackson provides the Bobcats with exactly what they needed to compete, an aggressive scorer. He averaged over twenty points a game last year, and is averaging close to 17 points per game this year.
Charlotte gives up the disappointing Raja Bell and the equally disappointing Vladamir Radmonivic.
Jackson provides Charlotte more size as well, as his 6'8" frame will fit in nicely. However, Charlotte doesn't run the wide open style of offense that Jackson is used to, and it will be interesting to see how he fits in.
Taking on Jackson's three-year, $38 million contract means that you get a productive player for a little over $12.5 million a year. However, Charlotte has effectively pulled itself from the 2010 races for LeBron and Co., a race it really had no chance in, anyway.
This should make the Bobcats a more well-rounded team, and should have them competing for the eighth spot in the playoffs.