Cleveland Cavaliers Most Likely Keeping Jarrett Jack

Feb 18, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jarrett Jack (1) sets up a play during the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Cavaliers defeated the Sixers 114-85. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA Trade Deadline comes to pass in 1 hour. The biggest trade piece for the Cavs, at least that the team’s fans were hoping would be moved, is Jarrett Jack. Jack was seen to be on the radar for the Nets, Kings, TWolves and Warriors among other teams during the rumor season. It looks like Jack might stick around for a little while, according to Ken Berger:

Obviously Berger allows for a possible change due to unforeseen turn of events, read: Big Deal, but it looks like the Cavs will make it work with Jack for at least the rest of the season. This makes sense for a few reasons:

  1. Jack’s value is pretty low right now based on his play.
  2. His contract is pretty large and long, holding on to him for a bit makes him more tradeable.
  3. Dion Waiters injury could last for a little while limiting the Cavs ball handling options.
  4. Jack wants to play in Cleveland for Mike Brown, not many players are openly feel this way about either.
  5. Free from the worry of being traded could be very freeing.

The trade deadline is ticking down and the Cavs have added Spencer Hawes so far. Could Jack still be moved? Of course. Luol Deng is still out there and possibly moved, will they pull the trigger? Is possible but unlikely.

Are you hopeful that Jack will improve or sad that he is still most likely on the team? What would you need to get for him to have traded him?

Topics: Cleveland Cavaliers, Jarrett Jack

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