OAKLAND, Calif. – Having tired of the near-daily disruption Stephen Jackson’s(notes) unresolved status has had on their young roster, the Golden State Warriors are more committed than ever to trading the veteran swingman and NBA sources said the team is optimistic a deal can be completed within the next few weeks.
Even on a night when the Warriors beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 146-105 while scoring their most points in 15 years, two Golden State players told Yahoo! Sports on Monday that the team’s play – and overall morale – won’t truly improve until Jackson is gone. Jackson first declared in August he wanted the Warriors to trade him, and his impending departure has become one of a handful of issues hanging over the team.
“The Jax situation is a constant distraction,” one Warrior said.
“Once they trade him,” another player said, “it will clear up a lot of things.”
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