Remember the hazy, halcyon summer days when the Bucks brimmed with optimism after trading away Maggette and Salmons for Stephen Jackson and Shaun Livingston?
Then Stephen came to town for a post-trade presser and said that an extension was ‘mandatory‘.
Well, it’s time to make good on that commitment. What’s the going rate for a overutilized, underproductive shooting guard in the seasons in which he’ll be 36 and 37 years old? I’m thinking, say, two years for $6 million. Would that do the trick?
Jackson is owed nearly $20 million over this season and next, so you might be thinking that this is all crazy talk, especially given Jack’s career portfolio in Milwaukee:
- 7 games
- 31% FG shooting
- 4.1 turnovers per game
- 3.1 assists per game
- the highest usage rate on the team (i.e., when on the floor, he ends more possessions with a shot or turnover than any of his teammates)
Game 8 Preview: Milwaukee Bucks (2-5) @ Phoenix Suns (3-4) 8 PM CT
Milwaukee: 97.5 (27th)
Phoenix: 102.1 (16th)
Milwaukee: 98.0 (6th)
Phoenix: 100.4 (9th)
Milwaukee: 93.8 (6th)
Phoenix: 90.9 (21st)
Suns: Steve Nash, Jared Dudley, Grant Hill, Channing Frye, Marcin Gortat
Bucks: Brandon Jennings, Stephen Jackson, Carlos Delfino, Ersan Ilyasova, Drew Gooden
Out: Bogut, Dunleavy
Day-to-Day: Mbah a Moute (knee), Udrih (shoulder)
Probable: Brockman (left eye contusion)
Marcin Gortat will play despite a non-displace thumb fracture.
Former Buck Michael Redd was inactive for the last Suns game.