Jarrett Jack Traded to Warriors in 3-Team Deal

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Published: July 11, 2012

In Dealer Dell’s most recent transaction, starting point guard and team leader Jarrett Jack has been traded to the Golden State Warriors, receiving the rights to Bosnian forward Edin Bavcic from the Philadelphia 76ers in return.

To complete the three-team trade, SF Dorell Wright goes from the Warriors to the Philadelphia 76ers along with Hornets’ C Darryl Watkins.

On its surface, this trade appears to have been made for two reasons. The primary purpose is to clear cap room, likely to give the Hornets room to sign a competent center who can adequately defend the low post and take some pressure off of Anthony Davis as he becomes familiar with the NBA game. The Hornets do not want a 19 year old Davis banging bodies with the likes of Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum, so finding someone who can is bound to be a priority.

A secondary reason for the deal could be to open up more minutes at point guard, presumably for the latter of the Hornets’ two first-round draft picks, Austin Rivers. WWL-TV Sports reported earlier today that Rivers was working primarily at the PG position during the team’s mini-camp, which suddenly makes even more sense.

It is at least a little odd that the Hornets only managed to land the rights to a 28 year old foreign player (who may never even come to the NBA) in return for a 28 year old point guard coming off of his best NBA season and in the final year of his contract. There are a few teams out there who have major holes at PG, and while the Hornets likely were not looking to add more salary, I would have expected Jack to be worth at least a future draft pick to someone.

Jarrett Jack has shown nothing but class from the moment he came to the Hornets from Toronto, and finished off his tenure here in New Orleans in the same manner. Hornets fans will really miss you, Jarrett, and all wish you the best of luck for the rest of your NBA career.

98 comments
kfte
kfte

Haywood would come relatively cheap. The Mavs have declare him as their amnesty player, hence they owe him his salary and we can sign him for cheaper price this year and give him more money next year,well not alot more,but reasonable.

kfte
kfte

The key to the Jack move was to dump his 5 million salary. We have six players under contract to the tune of 10,486,630 dollars. That doesn't include our three draft picks. We can get a quality center and a veteran point guard to tutor Rivers. I positive a serviceable veteran center is available. Hayward was recently release by the Mavs.

JJ
JJ

I miss Jack a lot.

kfte
kfte

Jack was a true pro. He will be missed,but that is the nature of the NBA. Great news is that if Gordon doesn't come around we can move him after next Jan 15th.

mojart
mojart

i smell something fishy here.......^^,.....there is a trade coming

Lucas Ottoni
Lucas Ottoni

Bad trade. We trade a player of almost 16 ppg and 7 apg for absolutely nothing. "Fantastic", Mr. Demps!

Nithenz
Nithenz

Really sad to see this... So many things im thinking i dont know where to start. First, Thanks Jarret for your love to the team. Watching all this jerks demanding trades to play with friends or go to big cities (usually both), i would prefer a mediocre player that wants to be here than a disgrunted superstar. I wont judge the trade till free agency set ups, but i hate to see a leader go and have lots of inexperience kids. You have to keep players as Jack to show the work ethic and loyalty to the team and fans paying your salary. The only positive thing i can think about is that it really made me smile all the nice comments towards JJ, when usually almost everyone killed him in the comments after every game. I hope we have a good year with Gordon so that we can trade him to the worst team in a year (one year till we could trade EJ if matched, right?). I was ready to pay league pass after we got #1 (a promise i did) but going the tanking way instead of the progressive improvement sucks (I know,we will be better this year, but i expected more). Everyone says you need to follow OKC route and and draft several key players, but that is not our case. We were (before EJ meltdown) more of a SA with Robinson injury getting Duncan. Also this was a so talent loaded draft class that a 10th here could be a 4th next year. So, Davis, Austin, Gordon and the young players sounded good to me. I thought the clearing cap space was over with Mek and Ariza (I'll miss them too, mostly Ariza the other young veteran we ditched). Hope this is for a bigger picture im not seeing now, but im not happy at all now.... Thanks for giving me a place to drown my pains....

okithor
okithor

No Jack off the bench Quick Captain Jack shoot or pass Still you will be missed

Matt O
Matt O

So this allows Rivers to play PG? I hope this means Dell has something in place with a EG trade. We still have holes at the Guard position and could do with a SF and C. Would something like from the Suns: Lopez, Marshall and 2013 1st rounder do? We might then look to sign Mayo to the cap space JJ left us? This would leave us with roughly enough $$ left to sign someone like Kwame Brown to bang down low when needed. (I know he isnt that good but he is a very capable low post defender and rebounder)

Hornets_Junkie
Hornets_Junkie

I myself couldn't stand watching Jack play night after night, but he was a true professional and handled himself with class. Truth be told he had a career year on a very bad team last season. I don't think he will be missed at all. He was a shoot 1st PG who didn't shoot that well. But he did love playing for the Hornets and give his all while on the court. For that I will be forever thankful and wish him all the best.

Scott
Scott

I agree! Love Jarrett Jack. He had giant shoes to fill when Chris Paul left, and he did a pretty good job. Obviously he wasn't anything close to a Chris Paul, but he was definitely a leader on a pretty lousy offensive squad. Jack can still play though. He's a formidable backup, but obviously he's not a starting PG. He could have started this year for us, and I certainly thought he would. But let's face it...He would have been a temporary option. We could have gotten something for him though, and we didn't. Let's hope this F from Bosnia is pretty good (I've never heard of the dude).

Will Imbo
Will Imbo

I think we need a more established PG than Rivers, and Gordon obviously doesn't want to be in NO-so why dont we find a way to get Dragic and sign and trade with PHX for Lopez and a pick? There has to be a way that could get done.

sam winston
sam winston

I am honestly so sad J JACK is gone... ill never forget that lakers series NEVER he plays with so much heart. I already miss him. I miss Ariza too those were my boys but I understand that we gotta do what we gotta do and free up space. Best of luck J jack and dell plz make some moves to make up for the sadness i am feeling right now. (cough cough**) JAVALE MCGEE

Everett
Everett

I'm not a big fan of Jarrett Jack's game, so from a wins and losses perspective I'm actually glad he's gone. That being said, he's always been a professional and has had a great attitude the whole time he's been here. I'm sure his presence in the locker room and in practice will be missed. Eric Gordon and other young players on the Hornets could learn a thing or two about the way he handles himself off the court.

Chris
Chris

I'm also sad to see Jack go for a few reasons: 1.) I don't buy Austin Rivers as a PG - I know that isn't my call, but still think he fits MUCH better as a SG. He would be one of the slower PG's in the league and also one that looks for his own shot before the pass. If you were really set on playing Rivers at PG, it would have been nice to have him backup Jack to help his transition into the NBA instead of handing him the reigns from day one. 2.) This likely means the return of EG unfortunately. My hope is that EG is dead set on not returning and doesn't sign the Suns offer sheet and says something further that damages his relationship with the Hornets permanently. If he signs the qualifying offer and demands a trade than Demps will finally get it that he has to trade Gordon if he wants to get anything of value in return. 3.) Jack was great to the fans and the city of New Orleans. While not the greatest player, you never questioned his leadership or work ethic.

Chung
Chung

Jack cost the 2011 draft pick which is now another trade by Demps that leaves the Hornets with less with nothing to show for it within a year or two.

Tyrone
Tyrone

I think this opens up a sign and trade with phoenix and another move. Possibly bringing in a veteran shooting guard via trade. Hate to see Jack go but this could make sense if we get marshall, dudley and gortat or frye from phoenix. Waiting for an official announcement. Damn I hate to see Jack go

Hollis21
Hollis21

I know it's a business but I will definitely miss having Jarrett Jack and hope he has some good success for the Warriors. I'd expect the see Willie Green come in as a guy who will pry hardly play but still show a lot of leadership and step up when he is called upon. I presume the money we save is just the cost of Jack's contract for the year? Since the asset we acquired is playing in another country. I feel like there has to be a plan, because couldn't we have matched Gordon without this extra cap space? I really hope this isn't a situation where we are catering to Gordon and his remarks by assuring him the plan is to play Rivers at the point. I presume our management is smarter than that, but players tend to have more control on the front office than they should. Maybe this money is used for a big? But who? I know we've thrown out McGee's name but I have heard nothing about the Hornets looking at him. My initial reaction is that I am not a fan of the trade. I won't judge fully just yet though. JJ, thank you for your time in New Orleans.

J
J

Jack is coming off knee surgery and he did looked gimpy late in the season.Besides while the homers whine over Jack being traded.The 5.4 million the Hornets getting makes a hell of difference than having someone trying to do his CP3 impression on the court.

NOS-3RD GEN
NOS-3RD GEN

U know what, hours before this was even post I said that we should trade D.Wright in the last post. I think we got jempt out of this deal for now, but we need a point guard. I still think their up to something. This wouldn't make any sense unless dell has found a way to give us a center and point guard in a signing or trade situation

HoumaHornet
HoumaHornet

Jack did have career numbers last year, but I think it was CP3 that said it best "It’s sometimes easy to do well on a team that’s not that good or not that great."

Jo D
Jo D

We didn't receive salary in return... So not only do we get the 5 mil in cap space, but we should get a 5mil trade exception too!!

J
J

It's a youth moment on this team it's not to please Gordon.I would like to see C.J Watson a young cheap PG in the rotation and Mahimi or Stiemsma at C

Josh
Josh

I have a strong feeling that Monty will get at least one of these guys: Marco and Willie Green.

Ben
Ben

Game 4 against lakers. Cp3 rises up for a shot, desperately passes it to jj who sinks the shot that seals the deal. Thanks for that jj and good luck in the rest of your career

JJ
JJ

I want Jack back! Really?! You have up one of our best players and one of the few veteran leaders on this team for nothing!? I can't believe it. This ruined my day.

Bonaparte
Bonaparte

I loved everything that Jarrett Jack brought to the table during his tenure as a Hornet. This includes his awesome mugshot. Gentleman Jack forever.

JJ
JJ

What I don't get is why we just didn't get wright. Jack for Wright sounds fairer than Jack for Bozanian who may never play in NBA.

Jason Calmes
Jason Calmes

Jack goes away, and we get cap space. If we do nothing with the space, then you are right. If we do something with the space, then it depends on what we do with it, right?

Nithenz
Nithenz

Also Kaman is a better class act than EJ: "I want to say thanks to the Hornet fans for all the support, even though our marriage was a short one!!!" Kaman tweeted. "I do love Texas guns laws tho! Pretty excited..."

504ever
504ever

Another? Please name the other(s) trade. Then we can compare them with the ones where Dell cleaned up.

Michael McNamara
Michael McNamara

Agree 100%. Split the 96 guard minutes between Vasquez, Rivers, Gordon, and Henry, but have Willie Green there as your team leader. Why pay Jack 5 mil to do it when you can have Willie do it for 20% the cost? #CommonSense

jjmartin
jjmartin

Marco might be in a S&T to the Clippers for Gomes and a draft pick. That was the last I heard.

Jason P Vizsla
Jason P Vizsla

Some one should send that to chris paul, hell never have what he had here, sorry... Ill miss jack more than i missed paul, he was a great teammate and shouldered a huge load very well last year

Chuck
Chuck

Cannot thumbs up this enough

Josh
Josh

Correct, but couldn't we have at least received a future first-round pick from a team?

504ever
504ever

Jason, We renounced our rights to all of our UFAs??!! I don't have a problem with signing Anderson or matching for Gordon. But I thought to whole point of trading Jack was to avoid renouncing an UFA or two. If that isn't the case, we better bring in a player, hopefully a Center, this off season.

Mason Ginsberg
Mason Ginsberg

Agree 100%, Mike. Willie Green would be a great addition as our 5th guard, and we know Monty loves him.

Ian H
Ian H

You know I completely agree with you here!!!! I tweeted you this hours ago, he is the epitome of a veteran leader. Cheap, humble, plays hard, and still has some game left although I'm not a fan at all. 2yr/2 million deal. If you all remember it was Willie Green leading the huddle and speeches 2 years ago not CP3 or DWest. Monty loves him and he is the perfect combo guard to show young guys how to be a professional and won't let Gordon poison the locker room. He is by far the best fit for leadership role.

Taquito
Taquito

Ryan Gomes is absolute garbage

J
J

I'll perfer Michael Redd over Beli and Green

Jo D
Jo D

We had to renounce some rights to free agents to get the anderson trade done. I haven't heard of which ones definitively... So it's possible we still hold his rights...

jjmartin
jjmartin

Did we renounce the rights? I just read about that last night. So it could change but they may want him as a 3. Guy who can come off the bench and stretch the floor.

Jo D
Jo D

If we renounced our marco rights, no sign and trade...plus they signed Crawford

Jason Calmes
Jason Calmes

Clearly not? Or maybe we'll get one in a salary dump? Judge the deal by the next move it allows AND the loss of Jack, not one or the other. Right?

Jason Calmes
Jason Calmes

Kaman, Landry, Marco . . . and Banks and Mbenga (technicality . . . they last played for us, etc.). I think we could have maybe not renounced Marco, but they must be planning on using the space on not-them.

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