The Brooklyn Nets may have some competition in the suddenly hot race to acquire Cavs guard Jarrett Jack. ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reports that the Sacramento Kings—yes, those Sacramento Kings—have expressed interest in Cleveland’s veteran shooting guard.
Sacramento, I'm told, is another team that has engaged in talks with Cleveland about Brooklyn backcourt target Jarrett Jack
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 18, 2014
The Nets’ reported talks center around a Jack-for-Jason Terry swap, while it’s unclear what the Kings are offering in return for the veteran combo guard. Jack has played just 18.0 minutes per game over his last five (including a woeful, stat-free 12 minutes against the Washington Wizards on February 7) as the team has largely used CJ Miles, Dion Waiters and Matthew Dellavedova as the rotational guards alongside—and behind—Kyrie Irving.
The deal-happy Kings have already made one of the biggest trades of the season by acquiring Rudy Gay and this was in addition to dealing for former No. 2 overall pick Derrick Williams from the Minnesota Timberwolves. They’re rumored to be shopping shooting guard Marcus Thornton who is locked into a position battle with rookie guard Ben McLemore. The 26-year-old Thornton is due roughly $4 million for the duration of this season in addition to $8.5 million in 2014-15.
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