Re: 2012 Trade Deadline Deal- GS trade Stephen Jackson To Spurs for Richard Jefferson
Although this trade isn't the sole factor in it, I'm willing to say this: the Spurs could be the sleeper to come out of the west this season. Similar to what happened with the Mavericks last year... they're slowly adding more and more depth without giving up any integral pieces, all while quietly holding onto one of the best records in the league. Losing Ford to retirement wasn't even that big of a blow, Splitter/Leonard/Neal are playing great. I wouldn't be surprised if the Spurs wound up in the Finals once again.