At age 36, Jarrett Jack tries to make comeback through G-League
The last time we saw Jarrett Jack on an NBA court, it was the 2017-18 season with the Knicks — and he played okay. He started 56 games for New York, averaging 7.5 points and 5.6 assists per night, and while his shooting has slipped (an unimpressive 48.9 true shooting percentage, and shooting 29.1 percent from three), he showed he still could have a role in the NBA as a backup.
Jack is trying to make another NBA comeback and has signed with the Sioux Falls Skyforce, Miami’s G-League affiliate, the team announced.
Jack tried to do this a season ago. He played just one game for the Skyforce in March and had 21 points, seven assists, and five rebounds, but suffered a brutal leg injury — tearing the ACL and lateral meniscus as well spraining the MCL in his left knee — which ended his season.
Coming back from that at age 36 is a longshot, especially considering two of his final three NBA seasons were marred by injury. But Jack is giving it a shot. Miami is an organization that has made these kinds of rehab projects work before, so he’s in the right place to try.