The Brooklyn Nets are attempting to trade point guard Jarrett Jack rather than buyout his contract.

The Brooklyn Nets have until Thursday before Jarrett Jack’s $6.3 million salary for next season becomes guaranteed. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Nets are attempting to trade Jack before the Thursday deadline, and if they can’t he’ll be waived.

Jack is well-liked within the organization so it wouldn’t be surprising if he was bought out and that re-signed at a more reasonable salary. He’s not a starting point guard though and the Nets are in desperate need of one.

Jack is 32 and will be returning from a torn ACL so chances he’ll be traded are unlikely. Per Woj, the rehab has gone well.

Jack’s poor defense and inefficiency have cost all of his teams. He’s never recorded a positive defensive box plus-minus in his career and his career net rating is -3.5 points per 100 possessions.

It might be best for the Nets to move on.

During his two seasons with the Nets, Jack played in 112 games and started in 59. He averaged 29.2 minutes, 12.2 points, 5.4 assists, and 1.0 steals, on a slash line of .425/.282/.885.

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