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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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.

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