Spurs waive Stephen Jackson

By John Diaz

December 18, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson reacts before the game against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 112-106. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

San Antonio got a lot less trill today after Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Spurs have decided to waive Stephen Jackson, with only 4 games left in the season.

The news is shocking of course, but if we’ve learned anything about Pop and R.C. it’s that no move is done without cause. It remains to be seen if there will be a corresponding roster move now that the Spurs are down to 14 active guys.

Jackson is now free to sign with any other team, but since he was waived after March 1st, he is not playoff roster eligible.

Stephen Jackson averaged 6.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 55 games this season.

From Adrian Wojnarowski:

Gregg Popovich and Stephen Jackson have been sparring over Jax’s role throughout season; disagreements resurfaced this week, source tells Y!

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) April 12, 2013

Official Press Release from the Spurs:

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have placed forward Stephen Jackson on waivers.

Jackson, who was in his second stint with the Spurs, saw action in 55 games this season, averaging 6.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 19.5 minutes.

A 13-year NBA veteran, Jackson has appeared in 849 career games, averaging 15.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.30 steals in 32.1 minutes.

The Spurs roster now stands at 14.