The Cleveland Cavaliers were shopping Jarrett Jack at the trade deadline in an effort to land a player that might help turn their fortunes around without having to rebuild. Jack was never dealt and the Cavs ended up with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, but despite that the team is revisiting efforts to move their veteran point guard.
According to Marc Stein from ESPN.com, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets are discussing a trade that would send Jack to the Nets and guard Marcus Thornton to the Cavaliers. Nothing seems to be official at the moment and it’s unclear how deep the talks are, but Stein reports that they’re nonetheless taking place.
Going online now: ESPN sources say Nets and Cavs are discussing Marcus Thornton-for-Jarrett Jack trade
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 21, 2014
The deal is interesting in that the Nets just acquired Thornton this year from the Sacramento Kings and are now trying to flip him already to the Cavaliers. What’s attractive about Thornton is that he has years left on his deal and there’s a chance that the Nets might be able to get a second round pick out of the deal as well.
Either way, a trade is no doubt being discussed and this can be added to the pile of rumors we’re going to hear as the draft rapidly approaches this week.