The Golden State Warriors have surprised quite a few people with their round 1 upset over the Denver Nuggets. Point guard Stephen Curry is emerging as a superstar, but he has been helped by the stellar play of his backup.
Jarrett Jack finished third in Sixth Man of the Year voting, but has continued his stellar play into the postseason. With only this season left on his contract, Jack will draw a lot of interest from other teams after the season. And according to Marcus Thompson via Minus Twenty-Two, Jack will test free agency after the season concludes.
Jack, who drew interest from multiple teams during the trade deadline, is in the last year of his contract paying him $5 million this season. He is expected to be a fairly well sought after this offseason, especially with the postseason he’s having, as multiple teams are looking for a point guard. Multiple teams are looking for point guards — including Utah, Charlotte, Toronto and possibly Milwaukee (since Brandon Jennings is a restricted free agent). Plus, Jack has proven to be a difference-maker off the bench, which has intrigued multiple teams that already have a point guard, such as the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs.
Losing Jack would be a blow to the Warriors team as a whole, especially seeing how well Jack played coming off the bench this season behind Curry.
He still could end up back with the Warriors, but he’ll certainly be looking for a raise on his current $5 million salary this season.