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Hollinger's Insider Gems: Nov. 18, 2008

Five observations as we head into Tuesday night's games.

Updated: November 18, 2008, 5:17 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
Five more thoughts from around the league:

1. I'm struggling for the right word to describe Stephen Jackson's three-year, $28 million extension with Golden State. Moron-y? Moron-ical? Moron-icious? What we can safely say is that no reasonably sane NBA executive would have signed off on this deal, which pays the Warriors' starting small forward through the 2012-13 season, when he'll be 35.