Golden State Warriors: Grading Jarrett Jack's 2013-12 Season

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May 16, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Jarrett Jack (2) hugs San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan (21, right) after game six of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Spurs defeated the Warriors 94-82. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Jarrett Jack is the type of player who could not never quite escape his public perception. He was known throughout the season as someone who took shots away from the far more beloved Stephen Curry or Klay Thompson, someone who made poor decisions and coughed up the ball too often, and often someone who was the scapegoat for losses.

Does he deserve any of this criticism? Or has he been pronounced “guilty until proven innocent?”

The short answer is: Jack is a far better player than he is given credit for. Let’s take an in-depth view on why we should appreciate the Warriors’ (potentially-ex) sixth man a little more.

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