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Report: Nets, Cavaliers talking Jarrett Jack for Jason Terry swap

Feb 17, 2014, 5:23 PM EST

Jarrett Jack, Jameer Nelson AP

Jarrett Jack came off the bench last season for a Golden State team that made a nice playoff run going small (remember that three guard line-up with Jack, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson?).

Brooklyn has had found it’s idenity and had some success going small this season, and they are now looking to add pieces that fit with that style — one might be adding the Lakers’ Jordan Hill, reports Adrian Wojnarowski.

Another, bigger move might be to bring in Jack and have him playing behind (and along side at times) Deron Williams. The Cavaliers and Nets are talking a Jack for Jason Terry swap, reports Marc Stein at ESPN.

The Brooklyn Nets are interested in acquiring Cavaliers point guard Jarrett Jack and have had discussions about a potential trade with Cleveland involving Jason Terry, according to sources briefed on the talks.

Sources told ESPN.com that the Nets, eager to add a proven ballhandler and backcourt scorer to their bench rotation, are willing to take on the two remaining guaranteed seasons worth in excess of $12 million left on Jack’s contract despite the luxury-tax implications.

But it’s believed that the Cavs, if they decided to go ahead with such a move, would try to find a third team to absorb Terry’s contract. Terry, 36, has one season left on his deal after this one at $5.85 million and is averaging just 4.5 points on 36.2 percent shooting in 16 minutes per game.

Despite their struggles the Nets remain in a win now mode and know they could put together a run to pass the Raptors and win the Atlantic Division (they are 3.5 games back) and they know that so long as they are a 3-6 seed the second round of the playoffs are a realistic possibility. While Jack has not been his old self in Cleveland (8.5 points a game on 39.7 percent shooting) he could fit in and help the Brooklyn bench.

For the Cavaliers, this would be all about saving money. They also are close to making the playoffs but Jack and his play are not the key to that happening. But if they want to move Terry’s salary on to another team, there will have to be a sweetner.

In what is likely a slow trade deadline week, this may be as good a deal as we see. If it happens.

  1. jamesk2465 - Feb 17, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Hopefully the Cavs can get this done. They can find a better pack up PG who can do the things Jack can do, if not better for less money like Delly or someone else.

  2. pbtunpaidwriter - Feb 17, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Who aren’t the Nets and Knicks interested in?

    Kwame? Darko?

  3. tomtravis76 - Feb 17, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    The Cavs are going to be in need of a starting pg after next season.

    • chief0727 - Feb 17, 2014 at 7:04 PM

      AH HA HA HA HA HA ! You kill me Tom. Actually if Kyrie becomes the 1st rookie to decline an extension, the Cavs still can match any contract offer–so he’s here for another 2 years at least !
      Besides why would he go anywhere when he and LeBron showed last night how good they’ll be when LeBron comes back next year ( I know he isn’t coming back to Cleveland–but it’s fun to poke the bear that is the Miami fans).

  4. haterhurter937 - Feb 17, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Lol tom

  5. campcouch - Feb 17, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    whatevs.

  6. stephenolszewski - Feb 17, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Gotta get ride of Jacks atrocious contract, Terry’s isn’t much better but I think he will be more productive and space the floor out

  7. mp4philly - Feb 17, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    I guess it’s safe to say that Jason Terry getting a Brooklyn tattoo this summer was a bit of a reach on his part.

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