Jack was asked about the pessimistic projections that have been pouring in this offseason at the first day of the Nets Hamptons Basketball Camp, and Jack dismisses them out of hand.
"I don't really look into it, I don't put any stock into it," Jack told reporters. "These opinions or whatever, I don't know what they're formed off of, but clearly there's no way to say they're going to be accurate. So what's the point in really reading into it?"
Jack also said he's confident in his abilities to assume the starting point guard role, as he pointed to his past experience.
"I've started in New Orleans, [...] I started in Toronto. I've started in a few places so we're just going to have to wait and see. Just answering questions is not going to show or prove anything on my behalf, so I'm just waiting until I can show and prove."
Of all the Nets who have something to prove this season, Jack has the most on the line. Ever since Brooklyn cut bait with Deron Williams, the spotlight has been fixed on Jack and his role in the offense, and he has many detractors. I'm not one of them. I think the Nets benefit from the stability he brings to the position, since the Nets could never anticipate what version of D-Will would show up. Now it's time for Jack to lead.
The Nets will undoubtedly move the ball differently this year, and look to exploit defenses down low. If teams try to hunker down on Thad Young and Brook Lopez, that could open up a ton of room to operate for Jack, and that's why I think he'll have a very effective year distributing the basketball. Will he be able to prove his detractors wrong? Time will tell, but it's clear he certainly seems intent on doing so.