H: 6' 6"|
W: 215 lbs
(35 Years Old)
|RSCI: 18||Agent: Jeff Austin ||
High School: Glendora
Hometown: Glendora, CA
Drafted: Pick 22 in 2002 by Suns
Overview: Jacobsen is a journeyman type swing player, capable of providing some quick scoring off the bench when his outside shot is falling, which it did not in 07/08. He is mostly a perimeter shooting specialist, lacking the ball-handling skills and ability to separate from his defender to do more than the occasional one or two dribble jumper off the shot-fake. Jacobsen is passable defensively at the wings, being more effective at shooting guard where he can use his size more advantageously.
Offense: Jacobsen is a 3-point specialist, who couldn’t buy a 3-point bucket this past season. He’s an intelligent player who is able to move the ball around and make smart decisions most of the time, but tends to take the open jumper whenever it presents itself. He can get hot from the perimeter and give his team a scoring boost and is a capable transition player, but doesn’t do much if he’s not scoring the ball, being a pretty average passer. Despite taking 63% of his shots from behind the arc, Jacobsen hit just 22% of his 3-pointers, and 33% of his overall attempts from the field, making him one of the worst offensive players in the NBA in 07/08.
Defense: Jacobsen has good size for a shooting guard and is pretty physical against smaller players, which helps him to limit quality looks. He is much better suited for defending slashing wings than quality shooters. Gets caught on screens and can’t play tight defense on ball without compromising his ability to recover on the drive without fouling. Plays with energy when on the court and is smart, but his lack of lateral quickness makes him a defensive liability.
Another excellent shooter, with even more size and versatility to his game, Casey Jacobsen has already spent four of his last six seasons since graduating from Stanford on an NBA roster, so making it back for another one wouldn’t be a shock. He spent this past season playing for the eventual German champions Bamberg under renowned coach Dirk Bauerman—where he shined--and was in the Euroleague the year before with Tau Vitoria, as a role player. Jacobsen is a smart and extremely tough swingman who isn’t afraid to take the ball strong to the basket or fight for an offensive rebound down low. He’s made a name for himself, though, more as a shooter, for his ability to come off screens and knock down shots from NBA range thanks to his picture perfect stroke. He’s not a bad athlete and will compete on the defensive end as well, even if his handle is weak and his shot is prone to bouts of streakiness. He’s hasn’t been quite an automatic enough shooter to lock up a permanent spot in the NBA just yet, and the other wrinkles he has to his game don’t really come to the surface in the role he was usually asked to do. Regardless, teams could probably do worse than to pick him up for the minimum, even if he won’t be playing summer league this time around.[Read Full Article]