Clippers waive former Warriors swingman Stephen Jackson

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Clippers waive former Warriors swingman Stephen Jackson
January 7, 2014, 2:00 pm
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Stephen Jackson played nine games with the Clippers, averaging 1.7 points and 1.1 rebounds in 11.9 minutes per contest. (USATSI)

The Clippers waived former Warriors swingman Stephen Jackson, the team announced on Tuesday.

"He was really, really great," head coach Doc Rivers said. "It was more, once Chris (Paul) went down, we needed guards.

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"Stephen was everything I needed him to be. Great attitude, great in the locker room, which is something that we needed from a veteran"

The Clippers roster now stands at 14 players, but Rivers indicated that the team is looking to add another guard on a 10-day contract.

Jackson was originally signed on Dec. 10 by the Clippers and appeared in nine games with the team. The forward posted averages of 1.7 points and 1.1 rebounds in 11.9 minutes of action.

A veteran of 13 NBA seasons with eight NBA teams, Jackson has appeared in 858 career games (676 starts) and has career averages of 15.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.3 steals in 31.9 minutes per game.

Jackson, 35, played four seasons with the Warriors, averaging 19.4 points, 5.0 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 37.9 minutes per game. He helped lead the team to a first-round upset over the No. 1-seeded Dallas Mavericks in the 2006-07 "We Believe" team.