New York Knicks guard Jarrett Jack is trying to bounce back after a rough few seasons.
The veteran guard suffered a torn ACL in the 2015-16 season while with the Brooklyn Nets and was limited to just two appearances for the New Orleans Pelicans last season and eventually underwent another knee surgery.
Jack is focused on proving himself with the Knicks this season.
“It was tough, man, but it was just another challenge presented to me,” Jack said, according to NorthJersey.com’s Steve Popper.
“I felt I could meet the challenge of it and pretty much they want to see if I can hold up physically, if my knee is back to stable condition and is able to withstand the rigors of the season.
“I understood that’s what it was. So I did my best to use rehab and those things. Those are my games, those are my practices, and tried to get my legs back to – I don’t know, some people come back stronger than they were before.
I also said the one drawback is you can’t do as much conditioning as you would like to.
That’s why I’m trying to find that balance and hopefully I can make that transition.”
Jack will have an upward battle to make the Knicks roster as New York already has 15 guaranteed contracts on the books for next season.