Addition by subtraction or just a case of good riddance? Whatever the case, the San Antonio Spurs waived Stephen Jackson on the eve of the NBA playoffs Friday afternoon.
The news sent shock waves from San Antonio across the league, as many wondered why a squad with title aspirations would let go of what appears to be a valuable piece now. Jackson, aka Captain Jack, won a title with the Spurs in 2003 and returned last season to great fanfare.
Jackson has had his share of issues this season, some personal and others within the confines of the team. Reports of Jackson being upset with his role and playing time surfaced Friday, leading to run-ins with San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich.
"Were getting ready for playoffs," Popovich said before Friday's game against Sacramento. "Putting our team together and what we want to do and who we want to do it with, we thought that making the decision with Jack was best for the group."
Jackson can be claimed by another team, but he's ineligible ...