The Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets are “likely” to revisit discussions about a deal that would send Marcus Thorton to Cleveland and Jarrett Jack to Brooklyn, according to Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio.
The motives for both teams would seem fairly clear here.
The Nets are in need of another point guard with former backup Shaun Livingston coming to an agreement with the Golden State Warriors.
Livingston was a capable guard for Brooklyn last season, averaging 8.3 points (48.3 percent shooting from the floor) along with 3.2 assists, and the Nets will have to find someone to make up for the loss of his production.
As for the Cavs’ perspective, Jack was a disappointment last season and is significantly overpaid. The 10-year veteran averaged just 9.5 points (41.0 percent shooting from the floor) and 4.1 assists in 2013-14. He is owed $6.3 million in each of the next two seasons.
Still, Jack is only one year removed from playing quality basketball. He was a solid contributor on the 2012-13 Warriors, posting 12.9 points (45.2 percent shooting from the floor and 40.2 percent shooting from three) and 5.6 assists per game. The Nets would certainly be hoping Jack could return to that level of performance next year.
It’s worth noting Brooklyn isn’t the only potential suitor for Jack. Amico reports the Sacramento Kings are also considering making a move for him.
The Sacramento Kings are also said to be interested in Jack, who averaged 9.5 points and 4.1 assists in 80 games with the Cavs last season. However, sources said the Kings will wait to see what happens with free-agent point guard Isaiah Thomas before pursuing Jack.”
Based on that information, The Nets might have to act quickly if they covet Jack.