One can only imagine the amount of slobbery old man drool that has fallen out of Don Nelson's arrogant mouth over the past decade lusting over newly acquired Serbian PF Vladimir Radmanovic . A tall guy that loves to shoot 3s and doesn't like defense is to Nelson what hard work is to the Amish. Nellie apparently wanted Radman (that's his awesomely lazy nickname) so bad he was able to take on some Nelsonyte in the form of "defensive stopper" Raja Bell, but Bell will offer both an expiring contract and the skillset to be a sought after player at the trade deadline.
The real story here for the Warriors is shipping out douchebag extraordinaire Stephen Jackson. His petulant attitude and total lack of anything resembling intelligence or tact needed to go, and thankfully for Warriors fans he is gone. Acie Law was included as well for the math to work. Now if they can just get rid of that coach.......
The Bobcats will be better. Jackson will be on his version of good behavior for a while and will put up some pretty big numbers in the process, and a lineup of Felton, Jackson, Wallace, Diaw, Chandler sounds feisty on paper. Granted those guys won't play more than 10 games together as they are all made up of peanut brittle, true story.
Overall I like both sides of the trade, which is quite a rarity. The Bobcats got better at basketball and they have no leaders anyway so Jackson probably won't even hurt the locker room. Dare I even broach the idea that he may in some demented way help it? The Warriors got rid of a late stage incurable cancer and shed some money in the process. A good start to a slew of moves that need to be made in the Bay Area.
You can read Marc Stein's take over at ESPN. More importantly, what are your thoughts on the trade?