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Jarrett Jack
Jarrett Jack
Position: G
Born: 10/28/83
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:201 lbs. / 91.6 kg.
Salary: $2,328,652
Jack revealed two playoff-contending teams offered to sign him at the March 1 waiver deadline that would have made him eligible for the playoffs. With playing time sketchy at those outposts, Jack decided he would rather be a tutor for Emmanuel Mudiay, who inherited his starting job, and rookie Frank Ntilikina. Is he happy at his decision? “I’m not miserable,’’ Jack told The Post. “There are things that are a lot worse. I remember when I was hurt, playing for nobody, sitting on the couch. I would’ve given anything to be in the uniform.”
Had there been more playing time assured, Jack likely would’ve asked for his release. The Knicks still have one point guard in their G-League of promise, Xavier Rathan-Mayes, who just completed a 10-day contract with Memphis and is back in Westchester. The kicks theoretically could still waive Jack and give Rathan-Mayes a 10-day audition despite being stacked with young point guards. “The situations that came my way, I could’ve went,” Jack said. “I definitely could’ve went to a couple of situations. As far as making sense personally, I didn’t see the benefit. Playoff teams are usually secure with their guards.”
Jarrett Jack is happy he’s still a Knick. Jack was upset about published reports that indicated that he might ask the Knicks to waive him by Thursday so he could join a contender and be eligible for the playoffs. He is content in his role as a mentor to the Knicks’ young guards while hoping he gets to play in some games before the season is out. “I don’t know why people wrote that I was looking for a buyout or created the narrative that that was something I was pushing for,” Jack, 34, said before Friday night’s game against the Clippers. “I’d feel funny if I was like, ‘All right, guys. See you all later.’ ’’
Storyline: Jarrett Jack Buyout
Jarrett Jack, 34, had been the Knicks’ starting point guard since the fourth game of the season. He has not played a single minute, however, in the Knicks’ three post-All-Star break games. While Jack stressed that he understood it was the “coach’s decision” to play whomever he wants, he did not rule out exploring his options before Thursday’s waiver deadline for players to be eligible for the playoffs. Jack signed a one-year deal with the Knicks in September.
Storyline: Jarrett Jack Buyout