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Statistics aren't everything

Stephen Jackson, the captain of the Malcontent All-Stars, was traded last night. I mention this non-Raps news to illustrate a point which I think our current management "gets" very well: DON'T DRAFT, OR TRADE FOR, TROUBLEMAKERS. Golden State's coach, ex-Rap Mark Jackson, now has the task of either keeping a lid on Stephen or throwing him overboard with a $10M anchor (images of Alonzo Mourning flying across my brainpan - make it stop!)

While I think Coach Casey could handle a problem player very well (unlike Brown in Laker-land, who is accused of not being able to stand up to Kobe), why would any decent GM put his coach in a bad position? I don't have a man-crush on BC, whose drafting record is questionable, but he's been consistent on this matter since he came to T-Dot. Stephen Jax is a terrific ballplayer, but he and his ilk (I'm looking at you, T-Mac) aren't worth the distraction, which seem to lead inevitably to a forced trade or other undesirable outcome.

Having edgy players on the court = goodness. Elsewhere, not so much.

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