NBA Trade Rumors: Nets and Cavs talking Jarrett Jack and Marcus Thornton swap

The Nets are rumored to be interested in trade for Jarrett Jack. AP Photo.

The Nets are rumored to be interested in trade for Jarrett Jack. AP Photo.

The Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers have resumed previous discussions of a potential trade that would send Marcus Thornton to Cleveland in a trade for Jarrett Jack, according to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com.

Thornton, 27, was a solid piece off the bench for the Nets last season after they acquired him in a trade with the Sacramento Kings for Reggie Evans and Jason Terry. He averaged 18.6 points and 4.3 rebounds per 36 minutes in 26 games for them. However, he was very streaky and Jason Kidd eventually felt that he couldn’t rely on him in the playoffs.

Jack, 30, would likely serve as a replacement for Shaun Livingston, who recently signed a three-year, $16 million deal with the Golden State Warriors. Jack has averaged 14.0 points and 5.6 assists per 36 minutes in his career. Those numbers were down to just 12.1 points and 5.2 assists per 36 minutes in 80 games with Cleveland last season.

Jack would give the Nets a solid veteran backup point guard. He was a bit inconsistent last season. Other names that have been mentioned as a possibility are Jameer Nelson, who was cut by Orlando this week, and Sebastian Telfair, but he’s out as he signed with Houston. No trades can be made for another week so obviously nothing here is imminent.


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