Jack, 32, was due to make $6.3 million next season, but because the Nets parted ways with him by Thursday’s deadline, they only owe him $500,000. The team reportedly tried to trade him but found no takers.READ MORE: First Alert Forecast: Saturday Snowstorm Could Mean More Than A Foot For Long Island, Up To 6 Inches In NYC
Jack was having a strong season last year, averaging 12.8 points and a career-best 7.4 assists per game, before he suffered a season-ending knee injury Jan. 2.
The Nets now have a hole to fill in their starting lineup at point guard. One potential player they might target is Charlotte’s Jeremy Lin. The Charlotte Observer reported that the Nets “might hard-sell” the journeyman guard.READ MORE: Remembering Officer Rivera: Wake Today For 22-Year-Old Killed In Line Of Duty In Harlem
New Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson was an assistant coach with the Knicks when “Lin-sanity” took New York by storm in 2012.
Other top point guards hitting the market are Memphis’ Mike Conley and Sacramento’s Rajon Rondo.MORE NEWS: Biden Says He'll Name A Black Woman As Supreme Court Pick By End Of February
New Nets general manager Sean Marks has gutted much of the roster he inherited. Andrea Bargnani and Joe Johnson were bought out of their contracts last season, and Thaddeus Young was traded last week to the Indiana Pacers.