Jarrett Jack rejects extension talks with Warriors, eyes free agency
Jarrett Jack has really seemed to find his niche this season as the backup utility guard for the Golden State Warriors, and his effort and sometimes dynamic play has his stock at it’s highest level since becoming a pro. Jack is now 29-years old, and could cash in during free agency, as many teams will be in competition for any scoring guard they can get their hands on.
Per a report from Marcus Thompson of Inside the Warriors, Jack nixed contract discussions with the Warriors back in January.
“According to multiple team sources, the Warriors initiated extension talks with guard Jarrett Jack back in January. But Jack shut down such talks before they got rolling, looking to focus on the season and wanting to experience free agency.”
Jack has been a very crucial piece to the Warriors’ success during the regular season, where he averaged just about 13 points, 5.6 assists and 3.1 rebounds in just under 30 minutes per game, and especially the post-season where Jack has managed 18.8 points, 7 assists and 5.2 rebounds on 38 minutes per game during the Warriors’ first round upset over the Denver Nuggets in 6 games.
The Warriors’ want for Jack will most likely be put to the test this Summer, as teams bid for the services of a mature, potential starter to round out their rosters. Jack finished 3rd in 6th man votes this season, but certainly has a game that can translate into a starting position for the right team. Jarrett’s numbers in the first round, versus the Denver Nuggets, have been impressive, and Golden State is surely aware that other teams have kept their eyes peeled throughout.