To this day, Jarrett Jack, 37, considers his lone season with the Warriors the chief highlight of an NBA career that spanned 13 years and eight teams. Perhaps it’s fitting, then, that his quest to return to the sport’s highest level has brought him back to the East Bay. Last week, Jack signed with G League Ignite — a developmental team based in Walnut Creek that provides elite prospects a one-year alternative to college basketball — as what’s being aptly termed a “veteran player.”
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Even though Jack is a decade older than what research suggests is the heart of the average player’s prime, he harbors designs on silencing his doubters, impressing at the upcoming G League bubble in Orlando and signing another NBA contract. His hope is that some of the scouts who flock to Ignite games for Green and Kuminga will recognize that Jack can still provide backcourt depth. A savvy point guard who boasts NBA averages of 10.8 points, 4.6 assists and 2.9 rebounds, Jack is finally healthy after three knee injuries in a two-year span cast his pro career in doubt.
Asked whether he’s concerned that the gaudy stats Green, Kuminga and other Ignite players are sure to post in Orlando could hurt his chances of latching on with an NBA team, Jack said, “If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that these front offices know what great basketball looks like. They value when someone plays the game the right way. Sometimes, making the extra pass stands out even more than knocking down a shot.”
Ultimately, Jack would like to see his play take him back to the NBA, but he’s motivated on helping the Skyforce any way he can. “Obviously that’s my goal, but if it doesn’t happen, I’m locked into what’s going on here,” he said. “I’m focused on making the team better and becoming a better player myself. And then, whatever’s going on within the team, and what our common goal is.”
The Sioux Falls Skyforce announced today that the team has acquired 13-year NBA veteran Jarrett Jack via returning player rights. Jack was previously acquired by the Skyforce on March 5, 2019 and appeared in one game last season, tallying 21 points, seven assists and five rebounds before suffering a season-ending injury.
Jarrett Jack: Definitely agree with u and hopefully the opportunity comes thanks 🙏🏽
Adam Johnson: NBA veteran Jarrett Jack has signed a @nbagleague contract and is eligible to be claimed off waivers league source tells @Adam Johnson.
Will Guillory: Pelicans announce that the team has waived Jarrett Jack and Garlon Green. Kenrich Williams and Troy Williams make the final roster
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has signed free agent guard Jarrett Jack. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Jack, 6-3, 200, most recently played for the New York Knicks, appearing in 62 games last season (56 starts) while averaging 7.5 points, 5.6 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 25.0 minutes per contest.
New York’s current starting point guard, Jarrett Jack, is the only Knick on a non-guaranteed deal. His contract will become guaranteed if he’s not cut by Jan. 7 because it takes a full 48 hours to clear waivers (the guarantee date is technically Jan. 10). Among the other 14 players on the roster, point guard Ramon Sessions would be the most likely waiver-wire candidate given his small contract and lack of playing time.
The New York Knicks and free agent guard Jarrett Jack have agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal, as first reported by Basketball Insiders. Jack, along with free agent guard Trey Burke, were among those who worked out for the Knicks over the past few days, league sources told Basketball Insiders. In the end, Jack claimed the 20th and final roster spot for the Knicks heading into training camp. Burke has worked out for several teams, including the Minnesota Timberwolves and Milwaukee Bucks.
Ohm Youngmisuk: Hearing that some in the Knicks front office see Jarrett Jack and Archie Goodwin as potential free agent additions at point guard.
Justin Verrier: The Pelicans have officially signed Jarrett Jack to a 10-day contract.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Jarrett Jack has agreed to a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, league source tells @The Vertical.
Justin Verrier: Source confirms that Jarrett Jack has agreed to a 10-day contract with the Pelicans. @Adrian Wojnarowski first.
Houston looked into signing free agent guards Mario Chalmers and Jarrett Jack but haven’t pulled the trigger. With Harden taking over the primary ball-handling duties, the Rockets want to add another ball-handler to take pressure off him and Patrick Beverley, who moves to point guard with the second unit.
Veteran guards Jarrett Jack and Mario Chalmers and seasoned forward Carl Landry are among the NBA free agents who will be looking to make a comeback to the league early in 2017, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Jack, who has been out for the past year due to torn ligaments in his right knee suffered early in January 2016 while playing for the Brooklyn Nets, is nearing a return to full strength and will soon hold an open workout for interested teams.
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say veteran guard Jarrett Jack is nearing a return and will soon hold an open audition so interested NBA teams can see him play
Marc Stein: Jarrett Jack last played for Brooklyn almost exactly a year ago and has been working his way back from a knee tear suffered Jan. 3, 2016.
The Hawks waived veteran Jarrett Jack on Thursday. The release of the veteran point guard, who has been unable to practice as he returns from torn right knee ligaments, reduced the training-camp roster to 17 players. Jack suffered the injury last season as a member of the Nets and has been rehabbing during training camp. He missed all seven of the Hawks’ exhibition games this preseason.
Jarrett Jack: Welp so much for that. Just keep pushing kid u been thru worse and crazier stuff
Shams Charania: Free agent Jarrett Jack has agreed to a one-year minimum deal with the Atlanta Hawks, sources tell The Vertical.
Michael Scotto: Sources: Jarrett Jack has agreed to a deal to join the Atlanta Hawks. According to @Shams Charania, the deal is for one year at the minimum.
Marc Stein: Releasing Jarrett Jack today leaves the Nets on the hook for just $500,000 of the $6 million that the vet guard was due to earn next season. Or $0 if a team claims him off waivers.
Anthony Puccio: No word on Wayne Ellington (player option) and Jarrett Jack (team option). If he isn’t traded tonight, he will be waived as Woj reported.
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Speaking at a SporticoLive event on Tuesday, Roberts said that while players share in the passion for the game, and in the responsibility of growing the NBA’s multi-billion-dollar enterprise, “what we don’t share is having an equity stake in the teams.” “We’ve got a collective bargaining agreement that says we can’t [own stakes], and hopefully down the road we’ll make some changes,” she said. “The players will be the last to suggest that we want to see the game’s value, or teams’ values, in any way diminish, but it sure would be nice to be able to go to the party.”
The league is also making changes to make it easier to attract minority investors. Last year it greenlit Dyal Homecourt to raise money for a fund that could invest in multiple teams. Now it’s discussing an expansion of that program, where other institutional investors could gain the same right. “If [private equity investment] happens,” Roberts said, “I will have players complain bitterly that, ‘Wow, we helped create this wealth, we helped create this value, and some private equity guy can come in and I can’t?’”
One suggestion: Instead of giving equity to players themselves, give it to the union. That wouldn’t necessarily result in checks to individual athletes, but it would give the NBPA more resources to support players and their communities. Another suggestion: a structure similar to employee stock options, which are common in other some businesses. “There’s a way, in other words, for players to enjoy equity in these teams that may be non-traditional,” Roberts said. “It may be a little different from the way we do it on the private side, but I still think there’s an opportunity for us to talk about, think about and ultimately resolve what I believe to be an inequity in the system.”
Anthony Slater: Draymond Green: “We got to find an identity as a team. Sometimes we move the ball, sometimes we don’t. Sometimes we defend, sometimes we don’t… Are we gonna be a ball movement team or an iso team?”
Connor Letourneau: Steve Kerr: “It’s going to take us 20 games to figure out where we want to be with our rotation. We’re at 16 now. … We’ve just had two bad losses in a row. We have to assess everything.”
Wes Goldberg: And with that falling-away corner 3, Steph Curry has moved into sole position of second all-time on the NBA’s 3-pointers list with 2,561. Surpasses Reggie Miller. Behind only Ray Allen. Fittingly, assisted by Draymond Green.
Drew Shiller: -Reggie Miller’s son to Steph Curry: “I have all your jerseys and shorts.” -Reggie Miller to Steph Curry: “I know you’re chasing Ray (Allen). You are an inspiration to so many little ones … thank you so much for what you have done, my friend.”