The Sacramento Kings are also interested in Jarrett Jack


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.

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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  • SeanH529

    Torn about the whole Jarrett Jack deal. When I heard we had him signed for 4 years, I thought it was an awesome move. I have been disappointed in his “leadership”, because face it, thats what we all thought he was coming here to provide. His play on the court is off. Thats being nice, but I know Jack is way better than he has shown in this 13-14 campaign.

    I think it’s a good idea to trade him. CJ Miles has come out in beast mode this year, and Delly has earned his minutes. I guess getting out of the guaranteed money is the best thing to do at this point. I wish Jack luck in his future, but can’t help but be disappointed in his effort here in Cleveland.

  • typo

    I turn the cavs game off when Jack comes in. I hate watching him.

  • Jaker

    Anyway Cavs can land Mclemore in this type of deal? Heard SAC was “shopping him to Boston”

  • mgbode

    I think Thornton is much more likely. And, I don’t know what happened to him this year but he has been terrible (he was one of my favorite “noone knows about him” guys heading into the year).

    I would very much be willing to swap Jack for Thornton though. See if the issue with Thornton was more the Kings than him, while ridding ourselves of Jack’s contract. Not to mention, could you imagine seeing Gay and Jack on the floor together? There would be so many hero shots that you’d think it was the filming of an X-men movie.

  • mgbode

    Yes, what Jack does best has conflicted with what we need him to do. He hasn’t been good at spotting up and shooting and when he has the ball in his hands, Waiters or Irving doesn’t (whichever he is playing beside). It was an experiment that I was excited to see, but we are either not utilizing the pieces well or they do not mix. Either way, I think both sides would like to move on.

  • Steve

    That’s how it worked in Golden State, I’m not sure why we expected much else. He started the offense, to get Curry open looks off screens. Irving and Waiters inability to play off the ball is just another frustrating shortcoming of this team.

  • sgtkickarse

    We need size and a shooter badly. Trade him to the Kings for Jimmer!!!!! He can shoot from the upper deck of the Q.

  • mgbode

    Nets talking Jack for Terry
    Kings talking Jack for Thornton

    So, obviously, the actual trade that might happen is Terry for Thornton: