Jack recorded 22 points (9-14 Fg, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight assists, four rebounds and three steals in 37 minutes during Sunday's 123-118 loss to the Pelicans. jack has proven his mettle by fending off all other contenders for the starting point guard gig in New York as it's become more and more clear that Frank Nkilitina is not yet ready for the bright lights on a consistent basis. Jack has bounced around quite a bit over his 12 -year career and has only enjoyed a 30-plus minute yearly average four times. The writing on the wall is clear - Nkilitina is the future point guard of the franchise, but for now Jack has enough value to warrant ownership, especially in deeper leagues.
Jack posted 18 points (7-12 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight assists a rebound and a steal in 33 minutes during Friday's 118-108 loss to the Timberwolves. Jack appears to be distancing himself from Frank Ntilikina as the de facto starting point guard alongside Courtney Lee at the two. Both Jack and Lee have been doing respectable work in the backcourt, and Jack has especially come alive of late, averaging 11.2 points, 6.4 assists and 4.2 rebounds in the month of January. Jack has value as a spend-low candidate in DFS formats and is a decent placeholder if help is needed at guard in seasonal leagues.
Jack scored 16 points (8-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt) while adding 10 rebounds, 10 assists and two steals in 40 minutes during Wednesday's 122-119 double-overtime loss to the Bulls. It's his first triple-double in nearly six years, with the last one coming on March 21, 2012 when he was a member of the Hornets -- the New Orleans Hornets, that is, prior to switching their moniker to the Pelicans and the Charlotte franchise reclaiming the nickname. In other words, it's been a while. As he's shown throughout his career, Jack can be productive when he gets a healthy workload, and with 19-year-old Frank Ntilikina the Knicks' only other real option at point guard, the journeyman should see plenty of minutes the rest of the way.
Jack will have his contract guaranteed for the rest of 2017-18 season, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports. Jack has settled in as the Knicks starting point guard, averaging 7.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists across 26.4 minutes. While he isn't much of a scorer, he gets his teammates involved at a high rate, which has allowed him to keep his starting role over promising youngster Frank Ntilikina and fellow veteran Ramon Sessions. With Jack playing a sizable role for the Knicks, it wasn't a tough call to guarantee his contract for the rest of the season, so he'll finish out the year where it started.
Jack managed 10 points (3-5 FG, 4-6 FT), 10 assists, and six rebounds in 27 minutes during Wednesday's 99-88 win over the Grizzlies. Jack now has two double-doubles and three showings with double-digit dimes through 22 appearances in 2017-18. Given that Jack spent most of 2016-17 injured (just two games for the Pelicans), his production at 34 years old is pleasantly surprising. He isn't much of a scorer (5.9) and very rarely attempts three-pointers, but Jack is posting his third-best assist average (6.1) of his career.
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