Jarrett Jack got paid. Just a day after the Golden State Warriors replaced Jack with Andre Iguodala, he has found a new home with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have signed him to a four-year $25 million deal.
Jarrett Jack is signing a four-year, $25 million deal with Cleveland, source says
— Marcus Thompson (@gswscribe) July 6, 2013
It seems that Jack will assume a similar role he had in Golden State, coming off the bench behing Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters.
This improves the team’s playoff chances, and Cleveland made it clear during the draft that the tanking was over and the Cavs hoped to be back for postseason action this season. Unfortunately, this won’t be enough for the team to actually make some noise against the higher seeds, but it will make the Cavaliers better.
The most worrying part is how this affects the Cavaliers moving forward. It is a four-year deal and will inevitably limit the team’s flexibility in future free agency, especially if his contract is backloaded (the details are yet to be released). I like what Jack can bring to an offense, but I don’t like it for over $6 million per year.
What do you think? Did the Cavs make the right decision?