The Golden State Warriors have been wildly inconsistent as of late. In their past 13 games, they’ve had winning-streaks of four and three games and a six-game losing streak. It’s been up-and-down in the Bay Area recently, but one thing that has been steady all season and has been even better the past few games is Warriors sixth-man Jarrett Jack.
On the year, Jack has played in 53 games and has averaged 13.8 points, six assists and 3.2 rebounds per game. He’s also shot the ball tremendously well, having a field-goal percentage of 47.5 and a three-point percentage of 42.7. He also has a career-high Player Efficiency Rating of 18.08. Those numbers are solid, especially off the bench. However, they pale in comparison to the numbers he’s put up recently.
In the Warriors last five games, Jack has averaged 23 points, 7.2 assists and 2.8 rebounds per contest. The most impressive part is how on-fire he has been shooting the rock. From the field in those five games, he’s shot 50 percent; from three-point land in that time, he’s shot an absurd 53.8 percent.
Jack’s play was already phenomenal for bench-production, but with the way he’s been producing lately, he has started to supplant himself firmly into the conversation for NBA Sixth Man of the Year.
It’s not just Jack’s numbers that warrant him being considered for the award. For most of the season, he’s been one of the calming forces for Golden State and has handled adversity exceptionally well, especially in recent games.
Jack will have some stiff competition for the award with Jamal Crawford playing as well as he has this season. However, there definitely has to be a discussion about which bench-player should win the award and Jack has earned the right to be mentioned in that conversation.