Marc Stein of ESPN reported that the Nets and Cavaliers are engaging in discussions to swap Jarrett Jack and Marcus Thornton. Cleveland just signed Jarrett Jack to a four-year, $25.2 million deal last summer, but he only averaged 9.5 points on 41 percent shooting this season.
The next two years of Jack’s contract will cost over $12 million and he isn’t living up to the deal. Who else but the Brooklyn Nets would be willing to take on another oversized contract?
Marcus Thornton will be expiring next season at $8.575 million, which would lighten up on the Cavs salary cap. Is Cleveland trying to clear space to sign Kyrie Irving to a max deal, or possibly to regain the services of LeBron James? The latter seems like a constructed pipe dream at this juncture, but the Cavs are attempting to shed some salary for a reason.
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