Jarrett Jack comments on his terrible plus-minus from last season
SEP 3, 12:50p ET | FOX Sports
Rotowire: Oct 6 / 9:01a ET
News: Jack started at point guard in the Nets' preseason-opening loss Monday to Fenerbahce Ulker of Turkey, finishing with 11 points (4-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and one assist in 18 minutes.
Impact: With rather unproven players like Shane Larkin, Markel Brown, and Ryan Boatright behind him on the depth chart, Jack should be primed to log huge minutes as the Nets' starting point guard this season. The 31-year-old averaged 15.4 points, six assists, and 3.9 rebounds per 36 minutes last season, so if he can come close to approaching that minutes load most nights, he'll make for a worthy depth piece on any fantasy roster.
Rotowire: Aug 1 / 9:18a ET
News: Jack has the inside track for the starting point guard role, according to coach Lionel Hollins, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN reports. "Why can't he [handle the starting point guard role]," Hollins inquired. "He's done it last year, he's done it in Portland, he's done it in Golden State -- wherever he's been, he's had moments where he's had to start."
Impact: After the release of Deron Williams last month, Jack faces minimal competition for the starting point guard position. In 27 starts last season, Jack averaged 15.9 points, 6.6 assists, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.2 steals in 36 minutes per game. Three-point shooting is a deficiency, as he converted 27 percent of his 1.8 attempts per game last season, but Jack tends to operate in mid-range more often and at an above-average clip. With the backing of his head coach, expect Jack to hoard plenty of playing time at point guard and return decent value when healthy.