The Nets are shopping point guard Jarrett Jack in advance of his salary for next season becoming fully guaranteed, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports (Twitter links). If Brooklyn is unable to find a taker for Jack, Brooklyn plans to waive the player, Wojnarowski adds.
Jack’s contract calls for him to earn $6.3MM in 2016/17, the final year of his deal. His salary is already partially guaranteed for $500,00, an amount Brooklyn will be on the hook for if it releases the player. The point guard’s pact will become fully guaranteed if he remains on the roster past Thursday. Jack tore his ACL in January and has been rehabbing with the hope of being ready for the start of training camp.
It’s unclear if any market exists for Jack, who could potentially be had for a lower annual amount after clearing waivers. One potential suitor I could see stepping up in the event Jack is waived are the crosstown Knicks, who are in desperate need of backcourt depth, though this is pure speculation on my part.
The 32-year-old made 32 appearances for the Nets this past season and averaged 12.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 7.4 assists in 32.1 minutes per outing. His slash line on the campaign was .391/.304/.893.