NBA Trade Rumors 2013: Stephen Jackson, Sebastian Telfair on OKC Thunder Radar
(Photo : Reuters) Stephen Jackson and Sebastian Telfair
The Oklahoma City Thunder might explore other free agency options after failing to land targets Dorell Wright and Mike Miller. One of the possibilities is bringing veteran small forward Stephen Jackson and former prep school hotshot Sebastian Telfair on the team.
The Thunder have not made a key free agent move since losing their sixth man Kevin Martin to the Minnesota Timberwolves. They were able to retain veteran floor general Derek Fisher, but they are still on the look for a solid back-up for Kevin Durant.
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General Manager Sam Presti tried to add some depth in the small forward position by courting Wright (Portland Trail Blazers) and Miller (Memphis Grizzlies), but both players decided to try their luck with another team.
According to Hoops Hype, Jackson is the best available small forward left on the free agency market. At the age of 35, Steve Jax can still provide quality minutes and toughness to a title contender like OKC.
Of course, there's always risk when dealing with Jackson's volatile character as the Spurs experienced last season. But, the veteran likely realizes he has to behave well in his next tour of duty if he wants to have one last crack at another title.
The Thunder are also exploring the possibility of signing Telfair, who averaged 5.6 points and 2.6 assists for the Toronto Raptors last season. Telfair has already played with seven NBA teams, but he's just 28-years old and very capable to play back-up at the point for a good team.