Golden State Warriors: Pros And Cons Of Retaining Jarrett Jack

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May 10, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Jarrett Jack (2) celebrates after the basket and foul against the San Antonio Spurs during the second quarter of game three of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Jarrett Jack was drafted was the 22nd overall draft pick in the 2005 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets. He never played a game for the Nuggets, as he was traded draft night to the Portland Trail Blazers where he played his first three years of his career. He was then traded to the Indiana Pacers along with current Golden State Warrior Brandon Rush, for Jerryd Bayless among others.

Jack played one year in Indiana before signing a four-year deal with the Toronto Raptors. After two years working north of the border, he was traded to the Hornets where he went on to play two seasons in the Crescent City. In the 2011-12 campaign, Jack emerged as one of the better point guard values in the league. He averaged 15.6 points per game along with dishing out  six assists and collecting four boards.

He was traded to the Warriors in the same deal in which former Warriors small forward was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. Jack averaged 13 points, six assists and four rebounds in only 30 minutes of action per game.

In the postseason, Jack’s minutes went up and so did his production. He played an average of 36 minutes per game and averaged 17 points per game on 50 percent shooting from the field.

Jack is now a free agent, and the Warriors must decide whether or not to bring him back.

We break down the pros of letting Jack depart and cons of letting Jack depart.

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Topics: Golden State Warriors, Harrison Barnes, Jarret Jack, NBA Free Agency, Stephen Curry

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  • Arteen Zahiri

    We should definitely bring him back. His play may be selfish at times, but he was huge part of our playoff run and he’s one of the few veterans on the team. His experience and leadership was shown throughout the season and his game was shown as well. Plus, having jack in the game with Steph and Klay can create a lot of small ball opportunities that have been effective in the past. And seriously, develop Scott Machado?

    • Ben Pickman

      Oh if possible we should definitely retain him. He was a valuable piece to the puzzle last season and if financial limitations were not a factor than he would be back in a second. Machado could possibly be an option, but other cheap options are available and we could also sign a few underrated rookies like Machado.