Atlanta Hawks sign Jack, Prince makes debut


The Atlanta Hawks signed a one-year contract with veteran point guard Jarrett Jack on Sunday evening. We’ve also got an update on rookie Taurean Prince‘s Summer League debut.

Thirty-two year old point guard Jarrett Jack has made his way back home to Atlanta after agreeing to a deal with the Atlanta Hawks after 12 seasons in the NBA. Jack spent his college years at Georgia Tech, and helped lead the Yellow Jackets to the NCAA finals in 2004 as a sophomore.

Jack has totaled 12 seasons, and the Atlanta Hawks mark his eighth team since being selected in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. Jack’s pro resume also consists of teams such as the Portland Trailblazers, Toronto Raptors, Golden State Warriors, and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Most recently, he spent the last two seasons with the Brooklyn Nets. Last season, Jack averaged 12.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game.

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It was a torn anterior cruciate ligament along with a small medial meniscus tear in his right knee back in January that ended the 2015-16 early for Jack. In late June, he was then waived by the Nets.

The addition of Jack to the Atlanta Hawks roster allows a veteran option, as a backup behind Dennis Schroder, at point guard.

According to Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Jack’s rehabilitation is said to be going “very well.” The Hawks are expected to be patient in Jack’s return and will give him the necessary time to return to 100 percent.”

On Monday, Taurean Prince officially became a member of the Atlanta Hawks after draft rights were completed. Though his summer league debut was put on a brief hold, Prince finally got to get in uniform with the Atlanta Hawks as they took on the Nets on Monday evening. Unfortunately, the Hawks lost their first 2016 Summer League game to the Nets, 72-65.

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VIA Chris Vivlamore of the AJC:

"The first-round draft pick had 10 points, four steals, two rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes off the bench in the Hawks’ 72-65 loss to the Nets in a Las Vegas Summer League game.“It felt amazing to go out there and play with the guys,” Prince said. “I’ve been watching practice this whole time without being able to get up and down with them and get a feel for the NBA game.”"