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Jarrett Jack, Knicks Agree to Non-Guaranteed Deal

The veteran point guard brings added competition headed into training camp.

The New York Knicks and point guard Jarrett Jack have agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal, according to Basketball Insiders’ Michael Scotto.

Jack is coming off an injured season, only playing in two games during the 2016–17 season for the New Orleans Pelicans. Jack is looking to rebound after his ACL tear and recovery.

At 33 years old, the Georgia Tech alum Jarrett has been in the league for a dozen years, playing for seven teams. New York’s backcourt already seems crowded, with point guards including fellow vet Ramon Sessions, rookie Frank Ntilikina, and recently paid Ron Baker.

The non-guaranteed deal points to added competition during training camp as the NBA quickly returns to preseason in three weeks.

Jack has averaged 11.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per games on 44.1 percent from the field, 34.5 percent from three, and 85.6 from the free-throw line in his career. Before his (very) short time with New Orleans, Jack played two season and 112 games with the Brooklyn Nets, averaging 12.2 points and 5.4 assists (via Basketball-Reference).

Reid Goldsmith, managing editor

 

 

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