Former Portland Trail Blazers guard Jarrett Jack will join the New York Knicks this season, giving the NBA another go after chronic knee issues—including a torn ACL and torn meniscus—limited him to just 34 total appearances over the last two seasons. Jack suffered the ACL injury while playing for the Brooklyn Nets two years ago. The New Orleans Pelicans signed him to a single, 10-day contract last season.
The news of Jack’s return comes courtesy of Michael Scotto of basketballinsiders.com.
New York Knicks and free agent point guard Jarrett Jack have agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal, league sources told @BBallInsiders.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) September 14, 2017
Jack has averaged 11 points and 4.5 assists per game over his 12-year career, filling both guard positions for seven different teams. He was drafted 22nd the first round of the 2005 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets who immediately traded him to the Trail Blazers for 23rd selection Linas Kleiza and the rights to Ricky Sanchez, who never played in the league. The Kleiza pick was part of Portland’s compensation for an earlier deal with Utah which netted Portland Martell Webster at the expense of being able to draft Deron Williams or Chris Paul with the 3rd overall pick.