Report: Nets, Cavaliers talking Jarrett Jack, Marcus Thornton swap
East sub-contenders talking trade of gunner and backup point guard in advance of Thursday's draft.
Going online now: ESPN sources say Nets and Cavs are discussing Marcus Thornton-for-Jarrett Jack trade— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 21, 2014
The move would have to be financial from Cleveland's perspective. They signed Jack to a four-year, $25.2 million deal last summer and he never really stood out like he did in Golden State. He has another two years guaranteed at $6.3 million and a third year guaranteed for only $500,000 per ShamSports.com.
Thornton on the other hand is an expiring cotract next year at $8.575 million. It gives the Cavs some flexibility for 2015 and a bench scoring weapon. The question is whether this has further long-term ramifications.
For the Cavaliers, would this signal a potential move of Dio Waiters by adding more wing scoring depth, especially with Andrew Wiggins potentially the No. 1 pick by the Cavs Thursday? And for the Nets, does this signal a willingness or at least resignation when it comes to the possibility of re-signing Shaun Livingston in free agency?
Either way, it's pretty early in the news cycle for a deal to have already reached "have talked to the point of it being leaked" level.
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