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Should Houston trade for Jarrett Jack?
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Should Houston trade for Jarrett Jack?

Published Jun. 14, 2015 5:41 p.m. ET

The Houston Rockets came up seven wins short from winning an NBA championship this season, but their roster didn't come without flaws. 

Houston lacked a secondary ball-handler to take pressure off James Harden's shoulders. They desperately needed another scorer, another playmaker to bolster a stagnant, one-dimensional attack. 

To take the next step they'll need to fix this weakness, and one way may be trading for Brooklyn Nets backup point guard Jarrett Jack. Here's FanSided's Rockets blog Space City Scoop with more:

"Jarrett Jack averaged 12 points and 4.7 assists per game in 2015, but his true effectiveness is his ability to maintain a consistent offensive rhythm for his teammates; that attribute often escaped the Rockets at the most inopportune times during the 2015 Western Conference Finals. Jack is not hesitant to take the big shot, either by driving to the basket, or pulling the trigger on a pivotal shot. Acquiring Jarrett Jack would be a upgrade for a team on the verge of returning a title to 'Clutch City'.


Jack will be 32 years old next season, and he shot just 26.7 percent from behind the three-point line last year. 

It's true he's fearless with the ball, but Jack is also owed $6.3 million in 2016, a price Houston may not be willing to pay for a player so far past his prime. He's a defensive liability, too.

(h/t: Space City Scoop)

Photo Credit: Morry Gash/Associated Press


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