|1997 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 43rd overall by Phoenix.|
|15th July, 1997||NBA||Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Phoenix.|
|16th September, 1997||CBA||Drafted 21st overall in the 1997 CBA Draft by La Crosse Bobcats.|
|30th October, 1997||NBA||Waived by Phoenix.|
|14th November, 1997||CBA||Signed with La Crosse Bobcats.|
|9th December, 1997||CBA||Waived by La Crosse Bobcats.|
|February 1998||Australia||Signed with Sydney Kings.|
|12th March, 1998||Australia||Released by Sydney Kings.|
|30th October, 1998||CBA||Signed with La Crosse Bobcats.|
|12th November, 1998||CBA||Waived by La Crosse Bobcats.|
|21st January, 1999||NBA||Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Chicago.|
|29th January, 1999||NBA||Waived by Chicago.|
|Spring 1999||Venezuela||Signed with Marinos.|
|28th June, 1999||Dominican Republic||Signed with San Carlos.|
|1st October, 1999||NBA||Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Vancouver.|
|28th October, 1999||NBA||Waived by Vancouver.|
|November 1999||CBA||Signed with Fort Wayne Fury.|
|3rd December, 1999||CBA||Waived by Fort Wayne Fury.|
|Spring 2000||Dominican Republic||Signed with Marinos.|
|Spring 2000||Dominican Republic||Signed with Pueblo Nuevo.|
|Summer 2000||Venezuela||Signed with San Carlos.|
|29th September, 2000||NBA||Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with New Jersey.|
|1st August, 2001||NBA||Signed a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with San Antonio. Included player opton for 2002/03.|
|30th June, 2002||NBA||Exercised 2002/03 player option.|
|3rd October, 2003||NBA||Signed a two year, $2.1 million contract with Atlanta. Included player option for 2004/05.|
|30th June, 2004||NBA||Declined 2004/05 player option.|
|15th July, 2004||NBA||Signed and traded by Atlanta with a six year, $38.25 million contract to Atlanta in exchange for Al Harrington.|
|17th January, 2007||NBA||Traded by Indiana, along with Al Harrington, Josh Powell and Sarunas Jasikevicius, to Golden State in exchange for Mike Dunleavy Jr, Troy Murphy, Ike Diogu and Keith McLeod.|
|17th November, 2008||NBA||Signed a three year, $27,769,500 extension with Golden State.|
|16th November, 2009||NBA||Traded by Golden State, along with Acie Law, to Charlotte in exchange for Raja Bell and Vladimir Radmanovic.|
|2011 NBA Draft||NBA||As a part of a three team deal, traded by Charlotte, along with Shaun Livingston and the draft rights to Tobias Harris (#19), to Milwaukee in exchange for Corey Maggette, and, from Sacramento, the draft rights to Bismack Biyombo (#7).|
|14th March, 2012||NBA||Traded by Milwaukee, along with Andrew Bogut, to Golden State in exchange for Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown.|
|15th March, 2012||NBA||Traded by Golden State to San Antonio in exchange for T.J. Ford, Richard Jefferson and a 2012 first round pick (#30, Festus Ezeli).|
|12th April, 2013||NBA||Waived by San Antonio.|
|10th December, 2013||NBA||Signed an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with L.A. Clippers.|
|7th January, 2014||NBA||Waived by L.A. Clippers.|
|1996 - 1997||Butler County (Junior College)|
|June 1997 - October 1997||Phoenix Suns (NBA)|
|November 1997 - December 1997||La Crosse Bobcats (CBA)|
|February 1998 - March 1998||Sydney Kings (Australia)|
|October 1998 - November 1998||La Crosse Bobcats (CBA)|
|January 1999||Chicago Bulls (NBA)|
|March 1999||Marinos (Venezuela)|
|June 1999||San Carlos (Dominican Republic)|
|October 1999||Vancouver Grizzlies (NBA)|
|November 1999 - December 1999||Fort Wayne Fury (CBA)|
|Spring 2000||Marinos (Venezuela)|
|Spring 2000||San Carlos (Dominican Republic)|
|Summer 2000||Pueblo Nuevo (Dominican Republic)|
|July 2000||Vancouver Grizzlies (Summer League)|
|September 2000 - July 2001||New Jersey Nets (NBA)|
|August 2001 - July 2003||San Antonio Spurs (NBA)|
|October 2003 - July 2004||Atlanta Hawks (NBA)|
|July 2004 - January 2007||Indiana Pacers (NBA)|
|January 2007 - November 2009||Golden State Warriors (NBA)|
|November 2009 - June 2011||Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)|
|June 2011 - March 2012||Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)|
|March 2012||Golden State Warriors (NBA)|
|March 2012 - April 2013||San Antonio Spurs (NBA)|
|December 2013 - January 2014||L.A. Clippers (NBA)|
January 3, 2014
L.A. Clippers - Maalik Wayns and Stephen Jackson: Wayns's contract was due to be guaranteed on December 1st, but the date was seemingly revised after Wayns's injury that has caused him to miss the whole season to date (players on unguaranteed contracts that are hurt in the course of team related activities are paid until they are healthy again). Healthy again, Wayns now seems unlikely to make the cut, in light of the Clipper's luxury tax position. The same position factors into the decision on Jackson, and his worryingly poor play since his midseason call-up compounds the problem.
October 18, 2013
[...] And this is probably a good thing. Of the 106 players from 2008, 31 of them had an average salary for the duration of between $3 million and $9.3 million, and only two of them (Ben Gordon and Robert Swift) were one year deals. Included in there were four years deals for the likes of Eduardo Najera ($12 million) and James Posey ($25,020,800), five-year deals for the likes of Ryan Gomes ($21,175,000) and Daniel Gibson ($20,054,000) and oversized three-years deals for the likes of Sasha Vujacic ($15 million) and Stephen Jackson ($27,769,500). Of those players, only Gomes has ever received another deal and is still in the league, an unguaranteed minimum salary one with OKC. You know your contract was too long when the player never gets another one afterwards.
October 1, 2013
In the past four NBA seasons, there have been 208 occasions on which a player has scored 40 or more points - regular season and playoffs combined. Fifty-seven players have combined for those 208 outbursts, including such unlikely names such as Luis Scola, C.J. Watson and C.J. Miles.
Most of the players are stars, or were stars at the time. Many still are. But some of those players have fallen from this intermittent grace so badly that they now only earn the minimum salary.
Despite their proven potency, Nick Young, Al Harrington, Anthony Morrow, Aaron Brooks and Michael Beasley are now earning as little as a player can - in the case of Beasley, not one dollar of this minimum is even guaranteed. This was agreed to less than three calendar years from his 42-point game, quite the backwards progression.
Four others, however, haven't even got that much to show. Four players who scored 40 or more points in an NBA game over the past four years aren't in the NBA any more.
Two are injury related - Brandon Roy and Gilbert Arenas. Roy has retired, twice, due to his debilitating knee troubles, while Arenas is a mere fraction of the player he was. He doesn't need to officially retire from the NBA - he simply wasn't good enough to stay in it any more, and fell out of it before the age of 30.
One is attitude related. Stephen Jackson had himself a fine spot as a role player on a team that came within one fluke occurrence of winning the NBA championship, but he wanted more and ruined it all. He is now out of the league - at the age of 35, with steady years of several decline behind him, and possibly his strongest bridge burned, Jackson will be very lucky to make it back.
March 14, 2012
[...] The Warriors also agreed (and, surely, did not desire) to take Stephen Jackson back in the deal. This brings full-circle a strange saga that only Stephen Jackson could complete. When previously a Warrior, Jackson signed a highly generous three-year extension, then almost immediately demanded out. He got suspended, then got his way, got traded to the moribund Bobcats, and then got traded again to Milwaukee. He again demanded an extension, this time didn’t get it, again demanded a trade, and again got benched on account of his attitude. Throughout all this, he has continued to age, and his skills have eroded away. By this time, he is no longer starting caliber, but he doesn’t seem to know this. Hopefully, the Warriors do.
June 25, 2011
Ric Bucher kicks the night off with the announcement of a three team trade between Charlotte, Sacramento and Milwaukee, one which highlights the futility of ever trying to predict trades. [No one alive predicted this. No one even predicted the framework of it.] Bucher tells of how Charlotte will trade Stephen Jackson, Shaun Livingston and the #19 pick to Milwaukee, in exchange for Corey Maggette from Milwaukee and the #7 pick from Sacramento, thereby ending my own Stephen Jackson-based aspirations.
The trade also includes John Salmons and the #10 pick being sent from Milwaukee to Sacramento, in addition to Beno Udrih going the other way, thereby making the deal from the Kings perspective a swap of Salmons for Udrih, and a trading down of three spots. Salmons was a King between July 2006 and February 2009, when he was traded to Chicago along with Brad Miller in exchange for Andres Nocioni's lengthy contract, Drew Gooden's expiring contract, and some peripheries. Sacramento's motivation to deal was to save short term money by taking on long term money. They then did the opposite, taking on short term money to open up long term cap space, when they traded Nocioni and Spencer Hawes last summer for Samuel Dalembert. And now they have used that cap space.......on John Salmons. It is, needless to say, a baffling trade, and one that could have been avoided had the Kings done more than 5 seconds of Googling and checked to see if Salmons had gotten much worse since he left.
The rest of the deal is fairly simple to comprehend. Charlotte moves up big by giving up two decent but excess guards, and accelerates a long moribund rebuilding process. Milwaukee beings the long process of undoing their own expensive mistakes, gaining some contributors in the process. But as for Sacramento........what was the point? What was the aim? What does this deal hope to achieve? The answers get no clearer throughout the evening.
(Stephen Jackson is reported to be unhappy about being traded to Milwaukee. Him and a thousand others. Wait until the day comes that he's traded to somewhere where he's not allowed to wear a headband. It's going to kick off.)
June 9, 2011