The New York Knicks have added another veteran to their wacky point guard rotation. According to ESPN’s Ian Begley, Jarrett Jack will join the squad for training camp on a one-year, partially-guaranteed deal. The move is expected to be made official in the next few days.
Once Jack signs, the Knicks will have the maximum 20 players in training camp.
Last month the Knicks were said to have interest in Jack and younger point guard Archie Goodwin. I guess Jack’s veteran presence won out, despite the fact that he played a total of 33 minutes last season. Jack signed a 10-day deal with the Pelicans last February, but tore his meniscus after just two games. He will turn 34 years old in October.
Whatever. Jack is a bona fide good clubhouse guy and he knows how to run a pick-and-roll, which is better than pretty much any Knicks point guard from last season. He even averaged 7.4 assists per game for the Nets in 2015-16, albeit in only 32 games (dude gets injured a lot). If he can get Kristaps Porzingis an easy bucket or two (and shows future point guard Frank Ntilikina to do the same), it’ll be a worthwhile investment.