5319Re: Jim Jackson
- Nov 27, 2004--- In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, "harlanzo" <harlanzo@y...>
>won't take bad shots and
> "Mike G" <msg_53@h...> wrote:
> > Why has this guy gone from being a journeyman and scoring
> > specialist, to being the main man for Jeff Van Gundy?
> Van Gundy is one of those coaches who likes "his guys." ...he
> commit TOs, to other JVG no nos.[John H wrote:]
>I'm guessing it's also easier to play a lot of minutes when all youSo the reasons boil down to "because he does" and "because he can",
>do on offense is stand in the corner and wait for a 3-pointer...
My question remains basically untouched: Other than his decent
shooting %, his TO rate doesn't seem that spotless. Therefore, What
Is It about Jim Jackson that van Gundy likes So Much ?
It just seems unprecedented for a player to be such a vagabond and
at age 33 to lead the league in minutes (or at least lead his team.)
Normally, players with such a resume' are playing on borrowed time
at best; I'm reminded of Rider, Tony Campbell, and the like. Hired
guns without much else to offer.
Surely there are other players who can "stand around waiting for a
3", and do it for 40 minutes. Others who don't take bad shots.
These guys are usually platoon types.
No one knows precisely how a coach thinks. I just find it to be a
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