PG Jarrett Jack has signed with the Knicks, the team announced Friday.
The deal will not be fully guaranteed, according to ESPN.
The veteran point guard has played for seven NBA teams and most recently wrapped up a brief second stint with the New Orleans Pelicans. He spent 2014-15 and 2015-16 with the Brooklyn Nets.
Jack and recently-signed guard Ramon Sessions would provide a veteran presence for the Knicks, who selected Frank Ntilikina in this year's draft.
Jack has averaged 11 points per game over his career and played just two games last season due to a knee injury.
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The New York Knicks can now throw a starting lineup out there made up of just point guards. With the addition of veteran Jarret Jack, the Knicks now have five point guards on the roster: Ron Baker, Frank Ntilikina, Ramon Sessions, Chasson Randle, and Jarrett Jack.
Randle seems to be the odd man out here unless the Knicks decide to keep five point guards. He may be on the roster for the first month though with the suspension of Joakim Noah, but it's hard to see Randle getting any minutes at all with all the guys in front of him. Jack is a low-risk, high-reward signing that isn't even fully guaranteed. When healthy, Jack gives them the veteran presence they need to man the backcourt alongside Sessions off the bench.
Jack only played two games last season with the Pelicans and only 32 the year prior with the Nets as he has battled knee problems. He'll be 34 when the season gets underway with a dozen years in the league under his belt with seven different teams. Jack has bounced around, but has consistently put up double figures in points off the bench his entire career. With a ton of youth at PG, the Knicks desperately needed a true veteran in there. The Knicks hope Jack can stay on the floor and lead the younger guys, especially if Carmelo Anthony gets traded.