Jarrett Jack was just traded to the Golden State Warriors a few days ago. In the first day of the Las Vegas Summer League, he showed up wearing a Golden State Warriors shirt. Always the true professional, Mr. Jack and I had a short conversation during the Warriors' first summer league game against the Lakers.
THE NO-LOOK PASS: It was a really tough situation in New Orleans. What did you learn from that?
JARRETT JACK: Just play hard, regardless of the situation. Whether you're in a winning situation or not, you go out and play hard every night.
TNLP: Now you're on the Golden State Warriors, what do you hope to bring to that squad?
JJ: Toughness, scoring, and just the mentality that we can't be just a one-sided ballclub.
TNLP: Stephen Curry is entrenched as the starting point guard. Does it matter if you start or not?
JJ: Not really. I've been in situations where I've come off the bench and done a lot of things. So neither role affects me at all.
TNLP: What's your impression of Harrison Barnes so far?
JJ: Tremendous player. Tremendous upside. I think he's a potential all-star in this league and I'm looking forward to playing with him.
TNLP: Last question, do you ever play as yourself in NBA2K12?
JJ: Sometimes! Not so much! But I play Madden more so than anything.
TNLP: Thanks a lot!
JJ: No problem.
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