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Jarrett Jack not all that

It's become almost a default phrase in writing about the Dubs to say "But they really miss Jarrett Jack's production at the point". But do they really? No doubt Jack was a great presence in the locker room and in the right settings could be a reliable scorer off the bench. But I'd argue that not only did we spend just as much time screaming at him to "please stop dribbling, please please please, stop dribbling!" as cheering his sturdy play, but also that he held back our young stars from truly blossoming. When Jack was in the game, they relied much too heavily on running Curry off screens and letting Jack make decisions with the ball, which were not always ingenious. Some of this was because of the fear of wear and tear on Curry, trying to take the ball out of his hands, but it's also part of how Jack plays. Curry had to hold back his full potential with Monta dominating the ball, the last thing he needed was another dribble-heavy backcourt mate surveying the scene.

This year the responsibility is squarely on Curry's shoulders, and he's exploded. While he's overworked, he's also become one of the two or three most feared offensive players in the NBA. With the much more saavy and selfless Igoudala sharing some of the ball handling duties, Curry maintains his top dog status while still occasionally brutalizing defenders through screens. The offense is truly becoming undefendable at times, with the Lee pick and roll eating teams up, and Curry using his extraordinary court vision to give defenses fits. It shows in the stats too...despite a thin bench, our point differential is nearly 5 points higher this year.

That being said, I would love for us to pick up Andre Miller or Kyle Lowry for the second unit, as the dude needs some rest. Both of those guys are more pure distributors and I think would fit here better than Jack did.

This FanPost is a submission from a member of the mighty Golden State of Mind community. While we're all here to throw up that W, these words do not necessarily reflect the views of the GSoM Crew. Still, chances are the preceding post is Unstoppable Baby!

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