He can score, but his shot selection is HORRIBLE. Taking contested shots one after the other gets you 7-24 and 1-11, and you'll never get a foul call when you try to initiate contact at the 3 point line. If I'm Michael Jordan I chew the shit out of him for taking those shots.
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nope, jack has consistently been awful this season. while he has his good patches in games, the bad outweighs the good. i am tired of seeing him chuck up shot after shot, complaining to the refs, and his general play just irritates the living crap out of me. i doubt we could get much for him from any team.
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You definitely beat me to this thread, as I was going to make a similar post.
I can't stand him...He tries atleast twice a game to draw a foul on a pump fake 3. It's maybe worked once all year, if that. 1-11 from three? It never even crosses his mind to stop shooting them either. Add in 5 TO's and you've got the typical Jack game. We HAVE to get rid of him and I'm open to almost every suggestion. We aren't going anywhere anytime soon...GET RID OF HIM...i'd much rather sit through Hendo mistakes than watch him anymore...
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You could take your pick about who to blame for the loss today. Jack was just one of several culprits. DJ, GW, Hendo and Jack all missed countless wide open shots. I think Silas even bears some accountability for sitting Boris the majority of the 3rd quarter while we were melting down. He was the only guy who was making shots. The offense ground to a halt when he wasn't in the game. We simply couldn't afford to have him on the bench as long as he was. Boris and Kwame were the only 2 guys that showed up to play today. Even at that, if DJ had bothered to guard the in-bounds play we still might have won. As frustrating as it was though, it's not fair to put it all on Jack. He had plenty of help.
It's really a shame that one of these two teams will probably end up making the playoffs. The Sixers are an atrocious team as are we.
Sometimes when I watch the games on my computer the crappy feed will give out and get pretty bad and I won't really be able to tell what's happening but the audio will still be going and I'll hear a grunt/scream thing and I'll know Jackson did that slow, awkward high dribble drive down the lane, tried to draw a foul, and just ended up throwing up a contested lay up that was nowhere close and then the feed will kick back in and there's capt jack jogging down the court with his head band all askance and he'll be showing that to the referee as the other team hits a wide open pull up 3.
even still, I enjoy having the guy on the team for some reason (I always believe he's one game away from putting it all together and realizing he should only shoot when he's open and can pass out of a double team and that winning is better than being the man) so I'm not that eager to trade him.
Great thread. I can't pinpoint when I started to hate on him, but it was very early in the season, and it has not softened. Everybody has listed the myriad reasons why he is a detriment to the team (both financially and in terms of productivity) and really needs to be moved; I just wanted to add my heartfelt agreement that Jack needs to be moved. If he was the sort of guy he fancies himself to be, namely a shooter, a scorer, a clutch performer, he would not have made the rounds with as many teams as he has.
It's safe to say we wouldn't've made the playoffs without him last year, but that ship has sailed; he had a very solid season and hit some big shots, but that magic's gone. MJ is an idiot if he thinks keeping Jack on the roster makes the team any better than it is without him. If there are as many suitors for him as we've been led to believe, there's no reason not to make a move, be it a pick, youth, or even a salary dump. The team (emphasis on team) is better without him.
Irony is it is his game or lack thereof that has worn out his welcome here, not any off-court behavior issues, where he has been a true pro in fact. Oh well.....
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Jack (IMO) is very much like a player LB...great for a short period of time...I was all for him coming here but hoped we could deal him before the last draft or this summer...he'd be very good on a vet-player heavy team...the Mavs come to mind...but he's played his role here and it is really time he moved to another team...I'm just not for "giving him away"...as I said he has value and we really need value back or we remain stagnant as a team and franchise...
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