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Having been displaced in the New York Knicks’ rotation, Jarrett Jack may consider a buyout, should the team offer one to him.
The acquisition of point guard Emmanuel Mudiay in a three-team deal and the season-ending ACL tear suffered by Kristaps Porzingis prompted Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek to vow to play his young players more minutes with the season headed around the final turn.
Which leaves Jack on the outside looking in.
“I’ve never done it before to jump from one team in the middle of the season to a playoff squad,” he said. “I know that’s what other guys have done.
“To be honest, I don’t really know,” the 6-foot-3, 200-pound Jack said, according to Stefan Bondy of The New York Daily News. “Maybe I do need to sit down and look at a list of what my best possible options are. But as of today, I’m with the Knicks and want to help in any capacity I can.”
If he’s looking to join a playoff team, Jack must be bought out and sign with another team by Thursday to be eligible for postseason play.
Jack, who began this season as a roster hopeful, then became the Knicks’ stating point guard, hasn’t even peeled his warmups off the last three games for New York, being a DNP-coach’s decision since the All-Star break. The minutes at the point for the Knicks have gone to Mudiay, Trey Burke and rookie Frank Ntilinina.
The 34-year-old, 12-year veteran out go Georgia Tech has averaged 7.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 25.9 minutes in 57 games (56 starts) this season, shooting 42.4 percent from the floor and 82.9 percent from the free-throw line.