What do you guys think about this? It could work out for the rest of the season I guess.....It doesnt hurtIn one week, Indiana Pacers forward Stephen Jackson has gone from the team's primary scoring option to being the primary scoring option -- off the bench.
Pacers coach Rick Carlisle likes the dividends the switch has brought.
"I think we'll stick with it," Carlisle said. "We've gotten off to good starts the last two games. We'll keep evaluating things. The way our season has gone, anything can change."
Jackson, initially benched for missing a shootaround, has come off the bench before. He split time between starting and being a reserve with the San Antonio Spurs during the 2002-03 season.
"It's a different role, but at the same time, you're still playing basketball," he said. "I've been a starter and someone that has come off the bench my whole career."
Jackson, who has started 29 of 31 games this season, said a difference between the two is that by starting he gets into the flow earlier.
"Sitting on the bench you have to stay into the game and make sure you know what's going on until it's time to go in," he said.