I still think Troy is a better rebounder, but athleticism goes to Al.
Ain't it the truth.3) Contracts - still a hard loss for Indy
You know, it may not be fair to Ike, but I get the feeling that he is going to end his career as a guy that everyone liked, but never really attained the level everyone hoped for. Some of it may be related to his size. Too big for a 3, too short for a 4 or 5.4) Ike - was the wild card then, still is the wild card now. The results with him on the court haven't been all that impressive. He still has size issues, passing issues, and mistake issues. He still gets great post position and has a real knack for scoring the ball.
That would mean TPTB wanted Al gone more than Jackson. I just can't see that. I think TPTB took advantage of the Warriors' interest in Al, in order to move Jackson. In other words, if you want Al, you take Jackson.I want to add that I do agree with Isaac regarding Al being the jump off point for this deal.
Of course the Warriors replied, if you want A, you've got to take B.
All I can say about that part is - Tinsley is still here, and he and JOB seem to have a mutual respect and trust. Carlisle and Jackson are both gone, and I REALLY think both moves needed to happen in the team's best interests.Let's not get revisionist here. The fans may have hated Jackson, but the coach clearly loved him. How can I say that? Um, huge hug following their matchup post-trade when Jack went off, as well as continued playing time for Jack despite his volatile reactions to Rick when he was unhappy about something (usually being pulled from a game).
There were no signs of the frostiness that apparently ran between Tins and Rick. Does anyone see anything close to those 2 relationships being similar (Rick-Tins vs Rick-Jack)?