May 12, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Jarrett Jack (2) celebrates after game four of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Spurs 97-87 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors Have Started Talking To Jarrett Jack, Others Interested

Dwight Howard, Chris Paul and Andre Iguodala have dominated the free-agent headlines since free agency opened on Sunday night, or Monday morning on the East.

Jarrett Jack, a second-tier free agent, will probably wait for the tier-one free agents to sign before he makes his decision. Paul has already signed with the Los Angeles Clippers, but Howard, Iguodala and other tier-one free agents are still on the board, meeting with their suitors.

Sources told Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group that the Golden State Warriors have started talks with the veteran point guard.

Here are some of the details, courtesy of Thompson’s report:

The Warriors have Jack’s Bird rights, so they can re-sign him despite being over the cap. But his salary (if I understand this right) would have to start at $7.5 million. With 7.5 percent raises, that’s a three-year deal for $24.2 million. Jack has had preliminary talks with Dallas and Denver so far but does not have an offer on the table. There are also rumbles that Detroit and Sacramento have some interest.

It still seems likely that another team will swoop in and offer Jack the lucrative contract that he will jump on. He averaged 12.9 points and 5.6 assists in 29.7 minutes per game in 2012-13.

 

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