With the Trade Deadline fast approaching, Thursday at 3 P.M. is the deadline, many rumors are going to start spreading out around the league. The Nets have been fairly quiet in terms of trade chatter this year due to their limited assets, until today.
ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk reports that the Nets have interest in Cleveland Cavilers' backup guard Jarrett Jack.
League sources say Nets have interest in Cavs' Jarrett Jack. One source says Jason Terry for Jack could be a possibility before deadline
— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) February 17, 2014
After a fine season with the Golden State Warriors last season backing up Stephen Curry, Jack has had some troubles with the underwhelming Cavs. Jack is averaging eight points, three assists, and two rebounds while shooting 39% from the field, all below his career averages.
Youngmisuk adds that a deal involving Jason Terry for Jack could be a possibility which would make sense for the Nets. Terry has been a huge letdown for the team and Jack could be the type of player the Nets need to come off the bench in the backcourt, especially with Shaun Livingston and Deron Williams in the starting lineup.
Mike Mazzeo, also of ESPN, adds that Jack would be a smart trade target.
Scout I spoke with today said #Nets could use post defender/athletic rebounder and/or spark plug-scorer a la Nate Robinson. Jack fits latter
— Mike Mazzeo (@MazzESPN) February 17, 2014
Jack is under contract with the Cavs until the summer of 2017, he will be 34 when the contract expires, and 6.3 million per year.