Golden State Warriors: How the Addition of Jarrett Jack Helps the Team

Nikhil DilipCorrespondent IIIJuly 11, 2012

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John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune has reported that in an expanded three-team deal that was initially rumored to have sent Dorell Wright to Philadelphia in exchange for the rights to Bosnian forward Edin Bavcic, the 76ers will also send point guard Jarrett Jack to Golden State.

The move will help shore up Golden State's backcourt depth and give further insurance for starting point guard Stephen Curry.

Curry played in only 26 games last season, spraining his ankle several times, but the consistent injuries paved the way for rookie Charles Jenkins to show what he could do.

Jenkins often started in place of Curry and averaged 5.8 points and 3.3 assists in 51 games, including 28 starts, for the team last year. The Warriors also signed point guard Nate Robinson in the beginning of the season to provide relief for Curry, and Robinson averaged 11.2 points and a career-high 4.5 assists per game in Golden State last year.

After the preseason trade that sent Chris Paul to the Clippers, Jack assumed the starting role at point guard for New Orleans, and averaged 15.6 points and 5.6 assists per game, both career highs.

Coach Mark Jackson has not hinted at who would be the primary backup to Curry, either Jenkins or Jack. The decision will probably be made during training camp, but the advantage will most likely be given to the veteran Jack.

The trade helps solidify Golden State's backcourt depth and is a steal considering they acquired Jack and Bavcic for Wright, whose role with the team may decrease next year due to the emergence of rookie Harrison Barnes.