LA Clippers weighing up move for ex-Spurs star Jackson

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The Los Angeles Clippers could be set to bolster their ranks with the addition of Stephen Jackson, with reports suggesting that the California franchise are mulling over a potential move for the free agent.

According to sources cited by ESPN, the Clippers are on the lookout for potential reinforcements with Doc Rivers' side suffering somewhat of an injury crisis in recent weeks - with key rotation guys like J.J Redick and Matt Barnes set for a spell on the sidelines - and have identified Jackson as a primary target.

35-year-old Jackson, who gained infamy for his role in the shocking brawl subsequently dubbed 'the Malice at the Palace' during a spell with the Indiana Pacers almost a decade ago, has been a free agent since he was waived by the San Antonio Spurs prior to last season's playoffs.

The controversial former Oak Hill Academy star, who was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the 43rd overall pick of the 1997 NBA draft, ended up as a Spur after being traded by the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Richard Jefferson and a first-round pick in March 2012. 

He went on to provide useful backup to emerging star Kawhi Leonard during his subsequent two-year stint at AT&T Center, but was evidently deemed as expendable by the Spurs before they went on to lose out on another title under the tutelage of Gregg Popovich after a gut-wrenching 4-3 series defeat to LeBron James and the Miami Heat in last season's incredible finals series.

The Clippers, who currently sit fourth in the Western Conference standings with a 13-8 record, suffered a disappointing 88-82 defeat to Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers at the weekend and will look to get back on track with a trip to face the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.

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