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2014-2015 Brooklyn Nets Player Review: Jarrett Jack

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Jarrett Jack was a man of extremes in 2014-15, either scoring hot or freezing cold.

There were nights that the energetic point guard was Brooklyn’s best player. On others he was like an air horn in an orchestra and significantly damaged the team's on-court chemistry.

Regardless of how he performed statistically, Jack always played with tremendous heart -- and the Nets needed that in the absence of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.

Stats

2014-2015

Jarrett Jack

Games Played

80

Minutes per game

28

True Shooting percentage

52.2

Assist rate

25.2

Turnover rate

12.9

Usage rate

14.1

Rebound rate

6.1

PER

14.6

Win Shares per 48

.055

Salary

Due $12 million over the next two years, with a team option --and a $500,000 partial guarantee-- in 2016-17.

Best Moment(s)

The biggest thing Jack brought to the table this year was his enormous clutch gene.

First, on February 3, the shiny-headed floor general sunk a cold-blooded dagger over DeAndre Jordan with 1.3 seconds remaining to lift his team over the Los Angeles Clippers.

He saved the Nets from their fifth straight loss.

About a month later, Jack buried a similar game-winner against NBA MVP Stephen Curry, his former teammate on the Golden State Warriors.

"That's what he does. He makes big shots," Curry said of Jack, per Brian Mohoney of The Associated Press. "I played the best defense I could on that possession, contested it and made him alter just a little bit, and he still knocked it down."

Perhaps even better than the shot was Jack’s post-basket strut. It was nothing short of legendary (check it out below).

Needs to

Learn to play with Deron Williams.

Two years ago, the Nets found success with Shaun Livingston and D-Will, two point guards, sharing the backcourt. But this season, Jack and Williams went together like peanut butter and mayonnaise. Their shared struggles were well-documented, but coach Lionel Hollins could do nothing about it.

Both PGs are under contract for the next year, so they would be wise to put in extra work this summer and learn to play off of each other.

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In the Future

Jack appears to be around for the long haul. He needs to continue to be strong running the offense and aggressive making plays, but he definitely needs to figure out how to play with Williams.

The Nets have a pit bull in this guy, though, and that’s valuable. If that pit bull can just get a little more consistent, the team won’t have anything to complain about.

Grade: B