NBA Rumor: Jarrett Jack Free Agency

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Jarrett Jack aming for NBA comeback

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.”

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.
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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.
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January 24, 2021 | 6:17 am EST Update

NBA players want equity in teams

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.”
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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.”