The Spurs have acquired 33-year old SF/SG Stephen Jackson from the Golden State Warriors for 31-year old small forward Richard Jefferson and a conditional first round pick. Jackson played in 26 games (13 starts) for the Bucks this year (before he was dealt to Golden State) and he averaged 27.4 minutes, 10.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steal per game. But, Jackson only shot 35.7% from the floor and 27.8% from the three point line this year. That didn’t matter to head coach Gregg Popovich who loved Jackson in his first stint with the Spurs. Jackson played in 103 games (59 starts) in his first two years with the Spurs and he averaged 24.1 minutes, 10.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.4 steals per game. Jackson has now played in 773 games (669 starts) in his first 12 years in the NBA and he is averaging 33.3 minutes, 16.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Jackson will likely replace Richard Jefferson in the starting lineup for the Spurs.
Richard Jefferson played in 41 games (all starts) for the Spurs this year and he averaged 28.5 minutes, 9.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. He did shoot 42.1% from three point range this year but that was his only real positive. Jefferson played in 203 games (192 starts) in his three years with the Spurs and he averaged 30.3 minutes, 11.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. This was a win-win deal for the Spurs as Jackson is a better player than Jefferson is, and his deal expires after this year.
UPDATE: The Spurs also sent point guard T.J. Ford to the Warriors as part of this deal to make the money work.