JANUARY 13TH, 11:17am: Jack underwent surgery today, and the Nets anticipate that he’ll be ready to play by the start of next season, the team announced via press release.
JANUARY 3RD, 1:05pm: Nets point guard Jarrett Jack will miss the rest of the season because of a torn ACL and a small meniscus tear in his right knee, the team announced on its website. Brooklyn does not specify when Jack will undergo surgery, but NetsDaily reports it will happen on Monday (Twitter link).
The Nets have until January 15th to apply for a disabled player exception on Jack with the exception being worth $3.15MM, notes former NBA executive Bobby Marks (Twitter link). It would expire March 10th, Marks adds. The Nets, at 10-23 likely won’t make the playoffs, but Marks tweets that they should apply for the exception anyway because it might help make a difference during the trade deadline.
Jack, who is making $6.3MM this season, has a $500K guarantee for next season, NetsDaily points out in a full story. He averaged 12.8 points and 7.4 assists per game in 32 appearances (all starts) for the Nets this season. With Jack out, Shane Larkin and Donald Sloan will likely see more minutes.
Jack, 32, has been durable over the course of his 12-year career, as Andy Vasquez of The Record notes (on Twitter). Jack is the only player in the league to have played at least 79 games in nine of the last 10 seasons, according to Vasquez.