Stephen Jackson to Charlotte Bobcats: 'Cats Now Set to Compete For Eighth

Alex Roberts@@alexCoAbassCorrespondent INovember 16, 2009

PHOENIX - OCTOBER 30:  Stephen Jackson #1 of the Golden State Warriors puts up a shot during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on October 30, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Warriors 123-101.  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 Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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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.

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