Sixth man of the year candidate Jarrett Jack is expected to back up former number one overall pick Kyrie Irving with the Cleveland Cavaliers starting next season, Marcus Thompson of the Contra Costa Times reported Saturday (Sunday, PHL time).
The former Golden State Warrior, who was a key part to their playoffs run, will sign a four-year, $25.2 million deal when the moratorium on new contracts expires on July 10, Thompson said. About $19 million of that is guaranteed money.
Jack last season averaged 11.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 79 elimination round games. Come the postseason, those numbers increased to 17.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists.
The Warriors wanted to bring the veteran playmaker back, but the chances of that happening dimmed after a trade landed them forward Andre Iguodala, who can also bring up the ball and run plays.
The Cavaliers, who used this year's number one overall pick on forward Anthony Bennett, also signed forward Earl Clark this offseason. -