Jackson miffed at Warriors' omissions from 3-point contest

February 16, 2012, 2:08 am
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OAKLAND In his short stint as coach of the Warriors, MarkJackson has established himself as someone who will stick up for his players.Hes not afraid to praise his guys even at the risk of hyperbole.Well, Jackson wasnt pleased that the Warriors didnt have aplayer selected for the NBAs 3-point shootout despite having three worthycandidates: Brandon Rush, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry.
The league selected the following players: Miamis MarioChalmers, Orlandos Ryan Anderson, Minnesotas Kevin Love, Atlantas Joe Johnson,New Jerseys Anthony Morrow and defending champion James Jones of Miami.Love is shooting 36.1 percent from 3-point range, whileJohnson is shooting 35.6 percent.
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Rush is leading the league in 3-point shooting at 54.8percent, Thompson is third in the league at 50 percent and even Curry isshooting 42.5 percent from beyond the arc.I want to congratulate Reggie Miller, Ray Allen, LarryBird, Craig Hodges, Dale Ellis and Steve Kerr, Jackson said. Because BrandonRush and Klay Thompson dont make the cut shooting almost 55 percent and 50percent from 3-point land.Why dont we just fly those guys (this years contestants)into Oakland and we can put something at stake and Ill take my guys.