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Jarrett Jack: 'If they want me to start, I'm ready'

Brooklyn Nets

Jarrett Jack who's in Las Vegas to support the Nets summer league team told reporters that if he's called on to start at point guard, he's ready.

Although the Nets have four point guards under contract, Jack is seen as the likely starter. A favorite of Lionel Hollins, Jack started 27 games for the Nets last season and has started 310 games in his career, but hasn't been an NBA starter for a full season since his second year in the league, back in 2006-07 when he started all 79 games for Portland.  He averaged 12.0 points and 5.3 assists and the Trail Blazers finished 32-50.

Now with Deron Williams bought out and the other point guards either beyond their prime or at the beginning of their careers, Jack is the defacto starter ... and there's no indication that the Nets are looking elsewhere.

Jack spoke on a number of issues, including playing for Hollins.

He admitted he was surprised that Mason Plumlee who often started with him in the middle of the season was dealt --for Blake and rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.

Jack flew in on Joe Johnson's private plane Saturday, one day earlier than planned.

He'll be joined by others as the Las Vegas summer league continues for the Nets on Monday.

And Jack said he had spoken with his old friend, D-Will, and wished him well.