Report: Clippers Interested In Stephen Jackson
Clippers are searching for bodies and toughness on the wing, they might get both qualities in their next signing.
Marc Stein of ESPN.com is reporting that the L.A. Clippers are interested in former Spurs g/f Stephen Jackson. Jackson of course has been unemployed since being released by San Antonio in April.
Sources told ESPN.com that Jackson, who has been searching for a new team since his sudden release by the Spurs shortly before last season’s playoffs in April, has emerged as a prime candidate for the Clippers to sign as early as this week after a series of injuries have decimated L.A.’s depth.
Injuries suffered by starting guard J.J. Redick, top reserve Matt Barnes and rookie forwardReggie Bullock prompted Clippers coach Doc Rivers to announce after Saturday’s loss in Cleveland that the Clippers essentially “have to look somewhere” for reinforcements.
“If you guys have any names, call me and let me know,” Rivers told reporters. “I’ll be on the phone tonight with [Clippers executives] Gary [Sacks] and Gerald [Madkins] and Dave Wohl and I’m praying they know somebody. We’ll see. You never know.”
Jackson has been working out on his own in Texas in hopes of hooking up with another contender.