Knicks to sign ex-Nets PG Jarrett Jack to a one-year deal: report



The Knicks have found another veteran guard to mentor 18-year-old rookie Frank Ntilikina.


Jarrett Jack has agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Knicks, according to multiple reports.


Jack, 33, will most likely serve as a veteran presence in a locker room filled with young and inexperienced players as well as act as a mentor to Ntilikina. Jack is 15 years older than Ntilikina and has started 342 games throughout his 12-year career.


Basketball Insiders was the first to report news of the deal.

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Jack played for the Nets from 2014-2016, starting 59 games for the team.

The Knicks took Frank Ntilikina in the first round of this year’s draft.

The Knicks took Frank Ntilikina in the first round of this year’s draft.

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If healthy, Jack will most likely compete for backup minutes behind Ntilikina. Jack has missed the majority of the last two seasons due to a right ACL injury he suffered in the 2015-16 season while with the Nets.


In addition to Jack, the Knicks also have 31-year-old Ramon Sessions to help mentor Ntilikina.


Jack has played for seven teams in his career, averaging 11.0 points and 4.5 assists.

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