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With big deal done, Jarrett Jack talks about how he can help Brooklyn Nets

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The Nets, Cavaliers and Celtics completed their deal Thursday, the first day after the end of the moratorium, and there were some minor adjustments. The Nets, according to reports, couldn't include the rights of Christian Drejer, their 2004 second rounder, because he retired in 2008.  And the Celtics had to give a heavily protected second rounder to the Cavaliers to make the deal work under the cap.

At one point, tweeted Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavs pressed Nets and Celtics to get it done ASAP.

All that said, Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev are now Nets. Jack spoke with Nets beat writers Thursday and said he learned of the deal when his agent called him in class and began singing "New York, New York" into the phone. He said he's excited to play in Brooklyn.

"I think I can be someone who can kind of relieve Deron at times, you know the ball-handling responsibilities," Jack told reporters. "A person that is trying to create opportunities for myself or for my teammates."

After a sterling season and playoffs in 2012-13, Jack signed with the Cavs.  But Jack’s numbers dropped to 9.5 points and 4.1 assists per game and his big deal looked bad.  Jack says don't worry.

"You know, in certain situations you’re asked to do certain things, and in other situations you aren’t," Jack explained. "I was more of a facilitator and had less scoring punch than I was accustomed to being and I think that was more so the cause of it than anything."

David Aldridge tweeted Thursday that the Nets plan on using Jack like they used Shaun Livingston.

But Jack said he's ready to play anywhere Lionel Hollins wants him to.

"I’m definitely trying to go out there and compete for a job," Jack said. "And whether that’s being in the starting lineup or coming off the bench, I’ll be happy to fit in any way possible."

As for the 20-year-old Karasev, it appears he will be playing for the Nets summer league team in Orlando Friday.