Apr 30, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets shooting guard Andre Iguodala (9) guards Golden State Warriors point guard Jarrett Jack (2) in the third quarter in game five of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 107-100. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Could the Los Angeles Clippers Pursue Jarrett Jack If Chris Paul Leaves?

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After the season he had with the Golden State Warriors, Jarrett Jack should be expecting offers from multiple teams in need of a point guard.

Jack started just four games in 2012-13, the fewest number of starts in his entire career. Though he was relegated to the bench, Jack was a consummate professional and teammate, and contributed some of the strongest numbers of his career.

The Los Angeles Clippers may be in need of a point guard next season. Chris Paul is an unrestricted free agent and, if the rumors are true, could be incredibly unhappy with his situation in Los Angeles. Take the blame from the Vinny Del Negro firing pointed towards Paul, and throw that in with the enticing possibility of a Dwight Howard partnership, and Paul may already have his bags packed.

If that were to happen, the Los Angeles Clippers would be smart to pick up Jack. Jack’s stats per 36 minutes this past season ranked among his best (15.7 points/6.7 assists/3.7 rebounds). While he does not put up Chris Paul-like numbers, Jack would provide the Clippers with a veteran leadership and fearlessness that they would not find in any other free-agent point guard.

The Clippers only have $47.6 million committed in 2013-14. That number will climb after they make some moves. Jack made $5 million this year and could command at least $8-10 million for his efforts. If the Clippers are realistically looking to build around Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and even Eric Bledsoe, $6-10 million for a solid point guard could help them in the long run.

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