NBA Trade Rumors: Available Guards Knicks Must Pursue

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Dec 4, 2015; New York, NY; Brooklyn Nets guard

Jarrett Jack

(2) dribbles the ball as New York Knicks guard

Jose Calderon

(3) defends in the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports

Jarrett Jack, Brooklyn Nets

Position: Point Guard

Age: 32

Salary: $6,300,000

Slash Line: .404/.320/.890

Season Averages: 32.4 MPG, 13.5 PPG, 7.2 APG, 4.3 RPG, 1.1 SPG, 1.0 3PM

The Brooklyn Nets are 9-22, which is a number that speaks for itself. Barring a miracle turnaround, Brooklyn will miss the playoffs in 2015-16—and it won’t have a draft pick to show for it.

Thus, it’d behoove the New York Knicks to explore their options with point guard Jarrett Jack.

Jack isn’t a star, but he’s in his 11th season—a point that most never reach—and is on a very affordable contract. He’ll make $6.3 million in 2016-17, with only $500,000 guaranteed.

According to Steve Kyler of, most around the league expect Brooklyn to move the 32-year-old before the trade deadline.

"The Nets are going nowhere fast and there is an increasing sense around the league that the Nets may look to blow things up before the trade deadline…There is a belief that when the Nets start pulling this roster apart, [Jarrett] Jack is one of the guys likely to be moved."

Jack is a player whom the Knicks should pursue.

The former Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets star is averaging 13.5 points and a career-high 7.2 assists through 30 appearances in 2015-16. He’s not elite in any area, but he does a little bit of everything and is more than capable of providing a star-caliber outing from time-to-time.

Also regarded as a clutch scorer, Jack’s presence could help stabilize the offense. His contract is friendly, his track record is strong, and his role would be determinable by the team.

If Brooklyn is looking to blow up the ship, New York should see what it can do to acquire Jack’s services.

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