The Nets and Cavs are reportedly discussing a trade involving Jarrett Jack and Marcus Thornton. According to ESPN.com report, the Nets are concerned about losing unrestricted free agent Shaun Livingston this summer:
The Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers are discussing a swap of guards Marcus Thornton and Jarrett Jack, according to sources briefed on the talks.
Sources told ESPN.com that the Nets, amid fears that they’ll be unable to re-sign Shaun Livingston in free agency, have identified Jack as a prime target to either help fill the void or improve their backcourt versatility.
After arriving in Brooklyn in a mid-season trade with Sacramento, Thornton has only one year left on his contract, which would appeal to the Cavaliers as they attempt to create as much salary-cap flexibility as possible for the summer of 2015.
Brooklyn, meanwhile, is among the few teams in the league believed to be unafraid of trading for the two fully guaranteed years left on Jack’s contract. Jack’s contract is only partially guaranteed in 2016-17.