Golden State Warriors: Pros And Cons Of Retaining Jarrett Jack

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Pro: Jack often dribbles too much and is too reliant on isolation plays

May 16, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Jarrett Jack (2) passes out the ball between San Antonio Spurs point guard Gary Neal (14) and center Boris Diaw (33) during the first quarter of game six of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

When on the floor, Jack calls his own number on offense 23 percent of the time. In other words 23 percent of the time he runs one-on-one isolation plays and scores 41 percent of the time. He often over dribbles which disrupts the Warriors’ offensive flow, and he also averaged two turnovers in his thirty minutes of action. He turned the ball over far too much in the postseason because his head was down.

Although Jack should be one of the leaders in per 48 assists due to the fact he plays on the floor with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, two of the NBA’s best three-point shooters, which helps space the floor,  he is not because of his desire to call his own numbers.

Without Jack in the lineup, the Warriors’ offense should open up even more and be more efficient.

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