Under new management that took over after the offseason the Heat's win total improved only by 2 but with an injury sidelining their best player (Tim Hardaway) it was an impressive season for the Heat. The Heat entered this draft with an appetite for drafting the best player at any position except point guard. As a result the Heat cast a very wide net on the scouting board and with about about half of these players selected the Heat have narrowed it down to two players.
One player is a decent player but probably is too high of a selection now and is not entirely worth it, the other well was not scouted by the Heat because they did not imagine this guy would be available. In all honesty not even sure if this player makes the right sense for the makeup of the Heat but you just have to pull the trigger.
Heat select Jim Jackson
"We know he is a 'jacker', who is just going to keep shooting (not at the greatest clip) but we like his size and versatility. At 6'6 playing him at the 2 guard provides us great size to complement Steve Smith. Jackson can even fill in for Smith at the 3 as well. Not sure how the rest of him game fares but we think he can easily log big minutes and not worry about foul trouble, which is good for a team thin at the 2 guard position."
So the question must be asked, why did he last this long?
Liked Jimmy Jack throughout his real career.....his GAH scouting def was atrocious though (E even in potential) and had very bad handles for a 2/3, and very little potential, even though his WorkEthic was an A
Post by canadasfinest on Dec 13, 2016 22:52:42 GMT
Interesting information, he put up excellent numbers for a long time so he might be just a good bench scorer in the GAH it seems. Not sure he fits the Heat but still think it might be worth the gamble.