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Stephen Jackson, Charlotte Bobcats
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  • 19.8 PPG, 2,758 points, 2 seasons
  • 41.8 career field goal percentage w/Bobcats
  • 33.6 career field 3-point percentage w/Bobcats
  • 139 career games, starts w/Bobcats

Stephen Jackson was always able to get buckets during his 14-year NBA career. Overall, Jackson is best known in the NBA for two things: his role in the Malice at the Palace as a member of the Indiana Pacers in 2004, as well as being part of the 2007 “We Believe” Golden State Warriors that topped the No. 1-seeded Dallas Mavericks.

Jackson spent time with eight different NBA teams during his journeyman career out on the wing. He won a ring with the San Antonio Spurs early in his career, but closed out the back-end of his prime in Charlotte with the then-Bobcats.

Jackson was traded by Golden State to Charlotte in June 2009 alongside Acie Law for Raja Bell and Vladimir Radmanovic. He would go on to spend the next two seasons playing small forward for the Bobcats.

In 2009-10, Jackson set a career high with 21.1 points per game on 42.3 percent shooting from the floor and 33.4 percent from downtown. It helped that he played a grueling 39.3 minutes per game. This allowed him to set another career high in field goals attempt per contest with 17.8.

Jackson would regress slightly in his second and final season with the Bobcats in 2010-11. He averaged 18.5 points per game on 41.4 percent shooting from the field with a slight uptick of 33.7 percent shooting from 3-point land.

After that last season in Charlotte, Jackson never averaged double figures scoring in his final three years in the league with the Milwaukee Bucks, the Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers, respectively.

Simply put, Jackson was a volume shooter with good range from distance in the pre-pace and space era. Though never an All-Star, he could carry a team in scoring whenever needed. He really did some heavy-lifting during his first season with the Bobcats in 2009-10.