Jack not hot on Heat rumours

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:56 PM ET

SACRAMENTO — To borrow one of those brainless quotes that often come out of an athlete’s mouth these days, it is what it is, which is why Jarrett Jack isn’t losing any sleep over it.

A rumour has made the rounds linking Jack with the Miami Heat, where club president Pat Riley is said to be keen on bringing in more shooters to spread the floor and provide better spacing for the team’s Big Three.

Mike Miller remains on the shelf and now comes word of the potential of Jack one day reuniting with Chris Bosh.

Nothing, of course, is imminent.

“I’ve heard about it,’’ Jack conceded on Monday as the Raptors were to tip off their four-game road trip against the Kings. “I can’t control it and it doesn’t bother me at all because I can’t do anything about it.

“It’s just people talking. I’m here with my squad.”

Jack does fit in well with what the Raptors are trying to do in showcasing young talent with upside.

At the same time, the team does need to get a lot more out of its point position.

Back when Jose Calderon was playing at an all-star level, Riley referred to the point guard as a “revelation.”

In a perfect world, the Raptors would prefer to part with Calderon and his hefty contract.

Basketball-wise, he and Bosh are good in pick-and-roll sequences when it’s not in the post-season.

While Calderon is struggling with his jumper, he is a better shooter than Jack, especially from beyond the arc.


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