The Brooklyn Nets almost traded away Deron Williams midseason, but all trade talks came to an end once Mason Plumlee‘s name started being included in trades. Now, the Nets organization faces the challenge of relieving cap space to avoid a repeater tax.
With $43 million due to the former All-star during the next two season, it is not going to be easy to move the Brooklyn point guard.
ESPN’s Marc Stein explains:
“It is widely assumed the Nets will explore the trade markets for both Joe Johnson (with his expiring $24.9 million deal) and Jarrett Jack (due $12.6 million over the next two seasons but only partially guaranteed in 2016-17) to try to get away from tax territory that way, instead of waiving and stretching Deron Williams.”
Jarrett Jack may be overpaid but is coming off an excellent showing in the 2014-15 season. There were nights that the point guard was Brooklyn’s best player and was able to take over games. However, it is hard to ignore the fact that he doesn’t play well with Deron Williams. With the Nets determined to shed money this offseason, here is a look at a few trades revolving around Jarrett Jack that could work.