Pivot Points: Stephen Jackson Upgrades Charlotte Bobcats From Bad To Mediocre

December 11th, 2009 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
I'm the type of person who hates to admit when I'm wrong, but in the pursuit of objectivity, I have no problem owning up to my mistake once it is made.

For that reason, I must say that I was wrong about Stephen Jackson, and his impact on the Charlotte Bobcats.

I thought that Jackson would bring his attitude and his ego from Golden State and would ultimately be more trouble than he was worth in Charlotte, but in reality Jackson has proven to be just the right tonic to soothe the ailments of the Bobcats.

Since Jackson's arrival in the Queen City, the Bobcats have improved on their overall shooting percentage six whole points from a league-worst 37 percent, to a little more respectable 43 percent.

Charlotte has been shooting 47 percent since Jackson became a starter, and his offensive diversity adds an element to the Bobcats that was lacking before.

It's not just that Jackson has the ability to score, but he is the most adept player on the roster at getting his own shot, and Jackson attacking the rim is a lot better than hoisting an array of ill-timed shots.

The most essential services he has provided to the young ...

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