Originally Posted by Uwe Blab
This always gets me going. This team didn't have a lack of toughness. This team just didn't hit shots when they needed them, same as last year, and they lost last year too, in many close games. Even without the attitude problem, Jack is a streaky shooter who would shoot you out of games, his defense was overrated (I don't think he would have guarded Lebron better than KY or Diaw), and you could tell he was freelancing during the games and not sticking to game plans. Then, you throw in the attitude and he was an absolute cancer for this team.
He was your small ball stretch four to use in the Miami series. What seemed like a very deep team actually wasn't. Losing him didn't hurt until they got to the Finals in my view.