Marc Stein of ESPN reports: "Sacramento, I'm told, is another team that has engaged in talks with Cleveland about Brooklyn backcourt target Jarrett Jack."
Jack was signed by Cleveland last summer to a four-year, $25 million deal that includes a team option for the final season. Despite playing a crucial role in the Golden State Warriors' resurgence last season, Jack has disappointed in a similar role with Cleveland. He's averaging 8.5 points and 3.7 assists in 25.7 minutes as both a starter and reserve.
If the Cavs do indeed offer Jack to Sacramento, they'd likely look for expiring deals. One trade that could work is a swap of Jack for center Aaron Gray and guard Jimmer Fredette. Both are free agents following the 2013-14 season. The Kings obviously aren't committed to a future with Fredette, as they turned down the fourth-year option on his rookie deal.
Jack would be a nice veteran for the young Kings. They are right around the salary cap and could have substantial room next season if Rudy Gay declines his player option.
For Cleveland, moving Jack now makes since while he still carries value. His play hasn't been what the Cavs expected, and getting out of his contract now would be wise.
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Greg Swartz is a Northeast Ohio native who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers and NBA on the Yahoo Contributor Network and Bleacher Report. You can find a collection of his articles here and join him on Twitter for more NBA news.
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