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Jarrett Jack, Pistons talked

Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle:

While the Warriors chase two guys who are largely in their dreams, the two guys they can actually bring back are free to talk with other teams. Jack talked with Dallas and Detroit, has attention from Sacramento and Philadelphia and could link up with Landry again in Milwaukee.

In his late 20s, Jarrett Jack has elevated his game to higher levels than ever. He was a solid starter for the Hornets in 2011-12, and he finished third in Sixth Man of the Year voting with the Warriors last season.

Jack can play both guard positions, though in Detroit he’d probably most play point guard. He can score in the pick-and-roll, and though his passing his strong for an off guard, it’s only a little more than middling for a point guard. Defensively, Jack has improved despite lacking top-end agility.

As a backup, Jack is excellent. As a starter, he’s OK. He has probably peaked as a player, and although that peak would be a nice addition to the Pistons, odds are he’ll slowly decline in the coming years.

If the Pistons offer much more than the equivalent of the mid-level exception, they’re just asking for a bad contract. But there is an opportunity for value here.

I’d guess how seriously the Pistons pursue Jack will depend on how likely they view Jose Calderon as re-signing.

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