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NOTE FROM THE UNDERGROUND
Tim Kurkjian
November 10, 1997
Rookie point guard Bobby Jackson (right) is probably closer to 5'11" than the 6'1" he is listed at. Plus, he's not really a point guard; he was essentially a shooting guard at Minnesota. Learning a new position in the NBA is hazardous, especially when it's the point. (Ask the Hornets' Tony Delk, a shooting guard at Kentucky who has been trying to acquire point guard skills.) But the 24-year-old Jackson was the oldest player taken in this year's draft. He's mature and he's skilled. He'll establish himself at his position by January.
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November 10, 1997

Note From The Underground

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Rookie point guard Bobby Jackson (right) is probably closer to 5'11" than the 6'1" he is listed at. Plus, he's not really a point guard; he was essentially a shooting guard at Minnesota. Learning a new position in the NBA is hazardous, especially when it's the point. (Ask the Hornets' Tony Delk, a shooting guard at Kentucky who has been trying to acquire point guard skills.) But the 24-year-old Jackson was the oldest player taken in this year's draft. He's mature and he's skilled. He'll establish himself at his position by January.

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