Jan 12, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Jarrett Jack (1) high fives small forward Earl Clark (6) and shooting guard C.J. Miles (0) after a play against the Sacramento Kings during the second quarter at Sleep Train Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Sacramento Kings interested in Jarrett Jack trade?


Just hours after the Kings were reportedly linked to a ‘failed’ trade for Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (a very suspect rumor), the Kings are now being linked to another guard – Jarrett Jack of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Per Marc Stein:

Sacramento, I’m told, is another team that has engaged in talks with Cleveland about Brooklyn backcourt target Jarrett Jack

It’s a bit of an odd fit for Sacramento given Jack recently signed a four year, $25 million dollar deal. That said – Jack would bring the Kings a more ‘traditional’ point guard to backup Isaiah Thomas and would likely allow them to move a similar contract in Jason Thompson or Marcus Thornton.

I’m not sure the Kings would be willing to move Thornton for Jack (simply because Thornton’s comes off the books next season) while Jack is signed through the 2016-17 season, though his final year is not fully guaranteed. Thompson on the other hand is signed through 2016-17 as well and has a nearly identical cap figure.

Jack is due $6.3 million dollars every year through the remainder of his contract.

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  • Steven French

    I’ve doubted the kings new ownership since day one and this rumor just makes me wonder! This would be a terrible move in a rebuilding process! Even hearing they were willing to give up IT Bmac and two first rounders! Idk what’s up but I don’t like it