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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Jarrett Jack seemingly takes shot at Nets after Jeremy Lin signing

Jarrett Jack Nets

The Brooklyn Nets signed free agent point guard Jeremy Lin to a three-year deal on Friday, less than 24 hours after waiving veteran point guard Jarrett Jack. It would appear that Jack found the roster moves to be hilarious.

Shortly after Lin announced on Twitter that he is now a Net, Jack tweeted the following:

Of course, the 32-year-old immediately backtracked.

If Jack was laughing at something else, that is one incredible coincidence.

Jack averaged 12.8 points and 7.4 assists while playing just over 32 minutes per game last season. Lin played just over 26 minutes per game with the Charlotte Hornets, averaging 11.7 points and just 3.0 assists. Lin shot only slightly better from the field at 41.2 percent compared to Jack’s 39.1 percent.

The Nets could have kept Jack for $6.3 million next season, but they have instead chosen to pay Lin double that. Since Lin is five years younger, the move is more about potential going forward.

This isn’t the first time a fellow NBA player has been critical of how much Lin gets paid. Sounds like jealousy to me.

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