Big news of the day: The Warriors traded Stephen Jackson and Acie Law to the Bobcats for Raja Bell and Vladamir Radmonovic. [CC'>http://www.ibabuzz.com/warriors/2009/11/16/jax-gone-to-charlotte/">CC Times] RT, will have something a little more in-depth later today, but the Warriors definitely are "winners" in this trade. The team could be worse without Jackson from a talent standpoint, but the Warriors weren't going to the playoffs. Sorry Dubs fans. Acie Law and Raja Bell are on expiring deals. Radmonovic has a $6.9M option for next season, while Jackson has $28M over the NEXT three years, not counting 2009. We'll wait and see if RT thinks there is any more wheeling and dealing left.
Kawkami chimes in, from vacation. [SJ'>http://blogs.mercurynews.com/kawakami/2009/11/16/warriors-do-something-right-trade-jackson-to-charlotte-for-21m-in-future-cap-relief/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kawakami-merc+%28Talking+Points+with+Tim+Kawakami%29&utm_content=Twitter">SJ Merc]
The Raiders' failures are directly related to their last three 1st round picks: Russell, McFadden and Heyward-Bey. [CC'>http://www.contracostatimes.com/cam-inman/ci_13796938?source=rss">CC Times] I'll even expand on the last 10 Raiders' first round picks: Michael Huff, Fabian Washington, Robert Gallery, Nnamdi Asomugha, Philip Buchanon, Derek Gibson, Seabstian Janikowski. One great player, Asomugha, and the rest is garbage.
Gwen Knapp summarizes the Alex Smith experiment. [SFGate'>http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/15/SPM01AKIHG.DTL&feed=rss.gknapp">SFGate]
JaMarcus Russell, still bad. [SFGate'>http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/16/SPSL1AKTL1.DTL&feed=rss.sostler">SFGate]
Stanford is the Bay Area feel good football story. [SJ'>http://www.mercurynews.com/mark-purdy/ci_13792377?source=rss">SJ Merc]
Matt Maiocco presents the 49ers road to a Wild Card slot. [Press'>http://blog.pressdemocrat.com/49ers/2009/11/wild-card-spot-within-reach-with-7-games-left.html">Press Democrat]
How an uncapped 2010 affects the 49ers roster. [Sac'>http://www.sacbee.com/static/weblogs/49ers/archives/2009/11/upcapped-year-w.html?mi_rss=49ers%20Blog%20and%20Q%26A">Sac Bee]