Warriors find a taker for Jackson

November 17, 2009

The Warriors found a home for disgruntled swingman Stephen Jackson on Monday, sending him to the Bobcats in a four-player deal that pairs him with coach Larry Brown.

The Bobcats sent shooting guard Raja Bell and forward Vladimir Radmanovic to the Warriors for Jackson and guard Acie Law. The deal gave Jackson his ticket out of town after a difficult relationship with coach Don Nelson.

"Our players had done a great job doing everything they could to play through this and not let it be a major distraction," Larry Riley said of his first move since becoming GM.

Now Brown, who has coached many difficult players, including Allen Iverson, will get a crack at Jackson.

"No matter what Stephen might say to me when I take him out, I've heard it before," his new coach said.

•The Iverson experiment with the Grizzlies is over after the team ended its one-year contract with the 10-time All-Star and former league MVP in what it called a mutual agreement. "Because of personal matters that forced him to leave the team on November 7, Allen will step away from the game at this time, allowing him to focus on those matters," GM Chris Wallace said in a statement. "(This agreement) will allow both parties to move forward. We wish Allen the best."

•Jazz point guard Deron Williams plans to play this week after missing two games to be with one of his young daughters, who went through medical tests for an undisclosed condition. ... Yahoo Sports reported Hornets guard Chris Paul (ankle) could miss a month. ... Warriors guard C.J. Watson has tested positive for the swine flu.

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