By Paul Garcia, Project Spurs.com
In part one of the season preview
of the San Antonio Spurs’ upcoming 2012-2013 season, we looked at seven of the Spurs’ 14 players. Those players were Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard, Boris Diaw, Danny Green, and Gary Neal.
In this continued preview, we’ll be looking at the other seven players on roster and some of the team’s strengths and weaknesses heading into the season on Halloween night.
The 14 on roster – Part two
8. Stephen Jackson – Jackson is one of those players on the roster who is also getting up there in age, but his aggressiveness and enthusiasm aren’t showing any sign of decline. On Friday, he scored 16 points against the Washington Wizards in a variety of ways: shooting from the outside with his very smooth jump shot, attacking the rim, and drawing contact to earn points at the free throw line.
On the bench and on the floor, Jackson is still that same guy who is the team’s cheerleader. He’s constantly full of energy whether you watch him wave his towel around on the sideline or go clap a guy’s hand when a timeout is called. Jackson is the constant reminder that the Spurs won’t play “soft” so long as he’s around.
Jackson is in a contract year and most would expect him to be involved in some sort of trade should a scenario come into fruition, but I don’t feel that the Spurs feel they’d need to move him. Jackson has shown his unwillingness to play and listen to most coaches aside from coach Popovich, the Spurs and Jackson are a match that just seems to work.
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