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Golden State Warriors: Jarrett Jack Will Test Free Agent Market

There is no question that Jarrett Jack has been one of the most important players on the Warriors roster this season, having come over in a trade in the offseason.

However, this playoff run may be the last we see him play in a Golden State uniform.

Marcus Thompson of the Contra Costa Times reports that Jack turned down talks of a contract extension back in January, instead opting to test the free agent market.

Jack, who is making $5 million this season, drew interest from several teams at the trade deadline, according to Thompson.

The veteran guard averaged 12.9 points and 5.6 assists in 79 games in the regular season, and has quickly become a fan-favorite in Oakland. He has been an integral part of the team, often the first man off the bench and was a top candidate for the Sixth Man of the Year award that went to J.R. Smith.

Our senior staff writer Tej Kamaraju lauded Jack back in March:

Even though he hasn’t reached the top numbers of his scoring career, Jack is having one of the best seasons with Golden State, as he is in the perfect role, and knows his limitations. If he is to face off and go 1v1, he will do that. If he wants to make a nice pass to sharpshooters like Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, he can do that. With the shot clock running down and in a sticky situation, he’ll shoot the open three instead of trying to create more than what’s there. This is what the Warriors need.

 

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