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Mark Jackson heading to the Jazz?!?

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Rockets34Legend, Sep 30, 2002.

  1. Rockets34Legend

    Rockets34Legend Contributing Member

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    Two old-timers running the point....I'm guessing Raul Lopez is going to be 3rd string...

    http://espn.go.com/nba/news/2002/0927/1437775.html

    Released by Nuggets, Jackson may join Jazz

    DENVER -- The rebuilding Denver Nuggets got even younger Friday when they waived point guard Mark Jackson four days before the start of training camp.

    Jackson may have already found a new home. The New York Daily News reported Saturday that Jackson is expected to sign with the Utah Jazz. The report cited an unnamed source.

    Jackson, 37, was acquired from New York with forward-center Marcus Camby and the rights to forward Nene Hilario in the draft-day trade that sent forward Antonio McDyess and the rights to guard Frank Williams to the Knicks.

    A 15-year veteran who is fourth on the NBA's career assists list, Jackson had two years remaining on a four-year, $16 million contract. He averaged 8.4 points and 7.4 assists last season and is free to negotiate with any team.

    Nuggets general manager Kiki Vandewghe has done some major reshuffling during the offseason, acquiring young players and veterans whose contracts expire at the end of the 2002-03 season.

    As a result, untested second-year player Kenny Satterfield appears to have the inside track at the starting point guard position. Veterans Rod Strickland, Tim Hardaway and Mookie Blaylock are available free agents.

    Information from SportsTicker was used in this report
     
  2. Shooter1583

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    Raul Lopez is injured so he will be out for most of the season. That's the only reason why Jackson was signed. It's a good move for Utah (dare I say it) if it's a one-year deal. But they'll probably still be out of the playoffs this year.
     

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