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 couldnt buy a 3-point bucket this past season. Hes 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 doesnt do much if hes 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 cant 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.