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Ken Berger: Cavs engaged Hawks in trade talks about a week ago, source says. Clearing Jack's $6.3m salary is key to opening max slot for LeBron. Twitter @KBergCBS
Tim Bontemps: As for the Jack-Thornton talks: Cleveland will have no problem trading Thornton's expiring contract with a pick attached. Twitter @TimBontemps
Nevertheless, the Cavaliers have little choice but to dutifully make the moves necessary to make James an offer. The biggest obstacle remains unloading the contract of Jarrett Jack. The Cavaliers have found a landing spot for Jack and his $6.2 million annual salary in the Brooklyn Nets, but only if the Cavs can find a third team to take on Brooklyn's Marcus Thornton, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports
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
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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