HoopsHype Jarrett Jack rumors

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After losing Shaun Livingston -- who agreed to an estimated $16 million, three-year deal with the Warriors in free agency, as reported by Stein -- the Nets are looking into adding another point guard. A league source said the Nets have had discussions about revisiting a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers involving Jarrett Jack for Marcus Thornton. The two teams had talks about a potential deal last month, sources told Stein. ESPN.com

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Kidd was angered by the Nets decision to trade for Marcus Thornton rather than Jarrett Jack, who he believed would have been a better fit. Nets ownership believe that Kidd's ultimate ambition was to dump Billy King, with whom ownership remains quite satisfied. Kidd believes that King and Nets ownership do not have a long term plan and are too opportunistic. NetsDaily

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The Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers are discussing a swap of guards Marcus Thornton and Jarrett Jack, according to sources briefed on the talks. Sources told ESPN.com that the Nets, after acquiring Thornton at the trade deadline in February, have identified Jack as a prime target for increasing their options at point guard. ESPN.com

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In the meantime, the veteran guard is waiting to see who the team will hire as coach. He said he was shocked to learn of Mike Brown's dismissal. He was equally shocked to see Golden State fire Mark Jackson, whom he played for two years ago. "I was really shocked by Coach Jackson being fired,'' Jack said. "In anything that you do, you want to be judged based on your performance. His performance spoke for itself. You saw a lot of guys grow under his tutelage -- Steph [Curry], Klay Thompson, David Lee -- and then collectively he got that franchise and that team into a place they haven't been in a very, very long time -- the playoffs -- and being a team that people really had to take seriously. "I just didn't understand the move that was made. I think he'll do great anywhere he lands, and anybody will definitely be happy and privileged to have him.'' Cleveland Plain Dealer

Would Cleveland be a good spot for Jackson to land? "To be honest, I think he would be good anywhere,'' Jack said. "Being in our particular position, he'd obviously help a guy like Kyrie [Irving] being as he played the position. The type of person he is and the attitude he has, he demands certain things -- respect, discipline, togetherness. Those are three things that he definitely incorporates. That's the thing you can't measure in wins and losses.'' Cleveland Plain Dealer

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As one of the first players to don the NBA's sleeved jerseys, Jarrett Jack feels qualified to give an informed assessment on precisely how the sleeves made him and the rest of his then-teammates at Golden State feel. "We're like the Beach Police," Jack said. "You know those police who are on the beach with those bikes? They've got those little shirts with the shorts? That's what we look like. Like we about to give somebody a citation." Cleveland Plain Dealer

The NBA has promised to listen if enough players complain, although commissioner Adam Silver also said during All-Star weekend that there is not hard data to prove players actually are shooting worse. "We know that shooting percentages are virtually exactly the same for games in which we have sleeved jerseys and games in which the guys are wearing conventional jerseys," Silver said. "So I'm pretty comfortable from a competitive standpoint that it's having no impact." Unless, of course, you happen to look in the mirror. Then the evidence is irrefutable. "They look disgusting," Jack said. "You look like a volleyball team." Cleveland Plain Dealer

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