Warriors' Jackson 'looking to leave'
Jackson's wishes are rooted in a desire to play for a team that consistently makes the postseason, he says, something the Warriors have done only once in the past 15 seasons.
"At this point, I'm 31 years old. I have four or five years left," Jackson told Dime Magazine on Friday. "I want to be in a situation where I can continually be in the playoffs and get another ring. So that's where my mind is at now."
Jackson, speaking to the magazine in New York during a promotional event for a shoe line, said the status of his demand is pending.
"It's not about a decision I made," he told Dime Magazine. "It's just things are in the air right now. I really can't get too much into it right now."
When prompted with a question from the event's host about the Warriors' playoff chances, Jackson, who was attending with former teammate Al Harrington, matter-of-factly told the crowd: "I don't think I'll be a Warrior next year. I'm looking to leave."
He scored a career-high 20.7 points per game last season after signing a three-year,
$28 million extension with the Warriors in November.
He also mentioned Harrington's New York Knicks.
"I'm just looking to go somewhere where I can go and win a championship," Jackson said.
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