Jarrett Jack, Jameer Nelson, Sebastian Telfair on list for Brooklyn Nets back-up point guard?

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Even before Billy King got the official word that Shaun Livingston was leaving Brooklyn, the Nets GM said that he would be looking for a veteran point guard to back up Deron Williams.

"We still need another point guard whether Shaun comes back or not," King told Evan Roberts Tuesday. "If Shaun and Deron are starting, even if you have Teague and Gutierrez, I'd like to get another veteran, maybe not an older veteran but a guy who's been in the league and has a little experience just to have another combination of guards there."

Asked specifically about 32-year-old Jameer Nelson, cut by Orlando Monday, King said, "I'm not sure. I don't know. He's on the list."

So too it seems is Brooklyn native Sebastian Telfair, 29, who played in China last season and quite possibly Jarrett Jack of the Cavaliers, who the Nets made a play for back at the deadline using the package that got them Marcus Thornton. One reason that didn't work is that Jack, 30, has a guaranteed $6.3 million on the books in 2015-16 --and a $500,000 guarantee in 2016-17, when the Nets want maximum flexibility. In fact, management's failure to bring in Jack reportedly angered Kidd, a big fan of his.

Still, as Marc Stein reported last week, there were talks involving Thornton and Jack in recent weeks which Stein expects to be renewed now with Livingston gone to Golden State.

The Cavs, Stein notes, are looking for some cap savings going forward.

How soon might the Nets make a deal or sign Telfair or Nelson? Nothing is imminent. No trades can be made for another week and it's hard to imagine either Telfair or Nelson getting more than the vets' minimum. Those deals are usually among the last offered. The Nets are also likely to sign Markel Brown, their top pick, at some point. He can play both guard spots, but admits his ball-handling needs work.

Beyond the point guard discussions, the Nets as well as the Knicks and others are reportedly interested in free agent Trevor Booker. The Wizards dumped him but want him back and can offer him more money.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join NetsDaily

You must be a member of NetsDaily to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at NetsDaily. You should read them.

Join NetsDaily

You must be a member of NetsDaily to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at NetsDaily. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker