i'd rather just trade jackson outright with another piece that doesnt fit here (tinsley or johnson) for an upgrade at the two
I definitely agree with this. Moving Jax is probably something that should happen for the good of the team. I like him well enough, but I don't think he fits with the rest of team, and his outside shot is too inconsistent. I would think that a Tinsley and Jackson package could net a decent 2 guard.
On topic, I'm not sure that Al returning is a good thing. He seems to me to duplicate a lot of the things that Granger and Shawne Williams do. I think Al is a little undersized for the four, and that frontcourt doesn't rebound well enough, IMO.