It seems like former San Antonio Spurs guard Stephen Jackson can’t really find a home to settle down in. He’s only spent half a season in Milwaukee and already he’s not shy about saying how badly he wants out. He’s fed up with coach Scott Skiles and his current role with the team.
“It’s very difficult,” Jackson said. “I’m going from playing 38 minutes each game and being one of the top guys in minutes played over the last five years to not playing at all. It’s tough. The only thing that I can do is worry about what I can control and that’s trying to be a professional and keep supporting the young guys. It’s tough though, with how much I love the game. I know I have a lot of basketball left in me. It’s tough not being out there and not being able to contribute.”
The trade deadline is less than a month away, and with all the bad energy Jackson is hurling towards the Bucks, it’s hard to imagine he won’t be shipped off somewhere else.
He says he wants to go to Orlando and play with his buddy Dwight Howard, but who knows if Howard will even be in a Magic uniform after March 15th?
It seems like most of Jackson’s teammates, current and former, have nothing but good things to say about him.
He mentions how Tim Duncan calls him the “ultimate teammate” so he must not be letting his feelings get the best of him out on the court. It sounds like he’s really trying hard to keep playing, he just doesn’t like the situation he’s in.
At 33, Jackson is still a very talented player and could be a great asset to a team if they can keep him happy. That might be a lot to ask, but it might be worth a shot for someone looking to make a strong, late-season run.