The Los Angeles Clippers are strongly considering the signing of former San Antonio Spursswingman Stephen Jackson to fill their growing need on the wing, according to sources familiar with the team's thinking.
Sources told ESPN.com that Jackson, who has been searching for a new team since his sudden release by the Spurs shortly before last season's playoffs in April, has emerged as a prime candidate for the Clippers to sign as early as this week after a series of injuries have decimated L.A.'s depth.
How would the signing of Jackson impact Lamar Odom's return to the Clippers?
It was not immediately known how the prospect of a signing this week, if it indeed comes to fruition, would impact the Clippers' well-chronicled interest in re-signing veteran forward Lamar Odom. Rivers has spoken optimistically in recent weeks about Odom's chances of returning to the Clippers after a tumultuous offseason, but the mounting injuries have left L.A. with a more pressing need than Odom might be able to fill. Earlier this month, one source briefed on the state of the Clippers' courtship of Odom estimated that a return after Christmas was the most realistic timetable as the 33-year-old continues to work his way back into basketball shape.
How would Clips Nation citizens feel about this signing if it happens?