By my calculations (which are extremely precise and accurate, being as I am an erudite mathematical scholar), this game propels Frank Jackson from 39.7% shooting on the season to 40.5% shooting. By shooting 12-of-24 from the field, he has turned his season from a “poor shooting season” to a “good shooting season”. That’s the magic of math, right there. If you have a 4th grader who doesn’t like doing his or her fractions, show them my mystical magical mathematical mastery and they’re still not going to want to do fractions, but at least they’ll know that Frank Jackson had a good shooting season.
I’m not being funny here. For me, 40% is the cutoff line between “this guy shouldn’t be shooting” and “it is okay for this guy to shoot”. I am 100% serious as heck right now. This is literally what I think. That’s why I bring it up in so many video descriptions. And I’m sure there are GM’s and other high-ranking team officials in the league who use the 40% mark in roughly the same way that I do. Jackson’s high-volume, efficient scoring attack tonight has absolutely changed the trajectory of his career.
Again, I am 100% serious about this. I am known for joking around in my video descriptions but there is no joking around here.
So Frank Jackson enters the offseason feeling pretty good about himself. Exactly what the off-season holds is uncertain. Will the market for his talents be smaller because of contracted team budgets? Or will more teams be looking for value players like him? For now, he doesn’t have to worry about that. He only has to worry about the fact that he has just awoken in the Hall of the Thirty Point Scorers and he doesn’t know where the heck he is.