Jarrett Jack could lead the New York Knicks to the playoffs.
Who would have thought that Jarrett Jack would be the ideal point guard for the New York Knicks this season?
It’s crazy to think that the Knicks haven’t lost since Jack was named as a starter three games ago.
Ian Begley of ESPN pointed out what kind of impact Jack has had on the Knicks.
The Knicks are 3-0 since Jarrett Jack entered the starting lineup. He has 12 assists to Kristaps Porzingis in 28 minutes shared on the floor over the last three games, according to NBA.com. Here’s Jeff Hornacek on Jack’s impact: “I think when things get crazy, he can get us into something. He’s a thinking point guard in terms of if some guy hasn’t had a shot in a while he’s going to figure out how to get him the ball…. Jarrett is a veteran guy who has done a really nice job of finding a mismatch when there is one.”
The Knicks don’t need Jack to score and that’s perfectly fine. They already have Kristaps Porzingis, Courtney Lee, Tim Hardaway Jr. and others to do the scoring. New York only needs Jack to lead their offense and distribute the ball and that’s what he’s been doing.
The other great thing about Jack is that he loves playing with rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina and is willing to help him develop and get acclimated to the NBA.