espn.com’s Marc Stein is reporting that the Bobcats have shipped Raja Bell and Vladamir Radmonovic to the Golden State Warriors in return for Stephen Jackson and Acie Law.
Jackson had been disgruntled to say the least in Golden State and I believe he had been Keyshawned. The Warriors are still playing Nellie ball and Jackson didn’t fit well and was demanding a trade.
Acie Law is that ever illusive 3rd point guard that Larry Brown covets, although he hasn’t made great waves in the league, he is a servicable back up to Raymond Felton and DJ Augustin.
From the Bobcats point of view, this frees up some cap space for next season, brings in a proven career 15.5 ppg guy whose previous years in GSW had yeilded as many as 20 points per.
I like the trade a lot. While I hate to see lockdown defender and all around good guy Raja Bell leave, he was a liability and injury prone. Vlad hadn’t done much this season hitting only 7 of his 22 three point attempts this season.
Look for Jackson and Acie Law to play tonight in Orlando, otherwise hold on to your hats as a truly undermanned team rolls into the Amway Arena to catch a whoopin from the defending Eastern Conference Champs.