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Jarrett Jack to Miss Rest of Season with Torn ACL

Jack was Nets starting PG

Jarrett Jack (Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports)

Jarrett Jack (Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports)


The Brooklyn Nets announced that starting point guard Jarrett Jack tore his ACL during Saturday’s win over the Boston Celtics and will miss the remainder of the season.

Jack went down during the third quarter, and an MRI revealed a torn ACL, as well as a torn medical meniscus in his right knee.  He has started and played in 32 games for the Nets this season, averaging 12.8 points and a team-high 7.4 assists per game.

It’s possible the 32-year-old Jack has played his final game in a Brooklyn Nets uniform.  He is making $6.3 million this season, and has a $500,000 guarantee for next season.  Players normally take a full calendar year to recover from a torn ACL, so Jack won’t see action in an NBA game until at least January 2017.

Shane Larkin will likely start for Jack moving forward and Donald Sloan is the only other point guard on the roster.  Sloan’s contract has yet to be guaranteed for the rest of the season, and he has only played sporadically for Lionel Hollins.  So, it’s likely the Nets will be in the market for a point guard.

The Nets can apply for a disabled player exception (DPE) which is worth $3.15 million.  If the league grants it, they can replace Jack with a free agent or use it to acquire a point guard in a trade.  The catches are that the Nets can only trade for a player in the final year of his contract, and if they decide to sign a free agent, they would have to waive someone.

Brooklyn has until January 15 to apply for the DPE and until March 10 to use it.

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Jason Goldstein is a co host of the Baseline Jumper NBA podcast, recording every Tuesday night along Ben McDonald. Jason has also spent time as the Basketball Editor at while also handling the Brooklyn Nets Lead Writer duties since October 2015.
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