Jarrett Jack – Point Guard
As the offseason commenced, it began clear rather quickly that Jarrett Jack’s Brooklyn Nets tenure was finished. The only question was if Brooklyn could manage to trade Jack and perhaps get an asset in return.
In the end, Brooklyn tried, unsuccessfully, to trade Jack. He was released, making him an unrestricted free agent. On the open market, Jack inked a one-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks.
The Nets obviously wanted to move on from Jack in the wake of their backcourt shakeup, and releasing him allowed Jack to choose his own destination. Jack, an 11-year NBA veteran, found a situation in Atlanta where he will be relied on as a veteran presence to back up Dennis Schroder at point guard. Atlanta traded Jeff Teague to the Indiana Pacers this offseason, but they added a veteran guard in his place, in Jack.
Jack played in just 32 games for the Nets this past season, due to a brutal injury. On January 3, Jack tore his right ACL and his meniscus, calling the injury, “[The] worst pain I’ve ever felt in my life.” With the knee injury behind him, Jack now gets a chance to continue his career with the Hawks.
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