Jerry Stackhouse fading away

Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Jerry Stackhouse is having a horrible season. In 17.6 minutes per game he’s averaging 5.3 points and 1.9 rebounds on 29.1% shooting and 18.8% three-pointers. Sunday in New York he was in street clothes due to being put on the team’s inactive list. Here’s the Dallas Morning News (Eddie Sefko) reporting:

Stackhouse didn’t want to talk about it after the game, but team president Donnie Nelson said the coaching staff informed Stackhouse on Sunday morning about the decision. Nelson said there is no internal problem with Stackhouse, who is shooting 29 percent for the season.  Said coach Rick Carlisle: “He was just inactive. I talked to him about it. I’m going to talk to him [today] and see about the next game. He’s fine. It was matchups and some other stuff. But it’s not a big deal.”

In the league since 1995, Stackhouse has been fading. His last 20+ ppg scoring season was in 2002-03 with the Washington Wizards. A career 41.0% shooter, last season Stack averaged 10.7 ppg. It’ll be interesting to see what happens in the coming few weeks.

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