Hornets trade G Jarrett Jack to Golden State in three-team deal

Hornets trade G Jarrett Jack to Golden State in three-team deal

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 08: Jarrett Jack #2 of the New Orleans Hornets drives the ball around Joakim Noah #13 of the Chicago Bulls at New Orleans Arena on February 8, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Posted on July 11, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 12 at 7:49 AM

Bradley Handwerger / WWLTV.com Sports Reporter
Email: bhandwerger@wwltv.com | Twitter: @wwltvsports

The Hornets have traded Jarrett Jack to Golden State in a three-team deal that also includes Philadelphia.

In return, the Hornets get the rights to Edin Bavcic while the 76ers get Dorell Wright from Golden State as well as center Darryl Watkins from New Orleans.

The move saves New Orleans $5.5 million.

With Jack out, third-year player Greivis Vasquez will be the team’s most-experienced point guard with rookie Austin Rivers backing him up.

Bavcic is a 28-year-old forward from Bosnia who was yet to play in the NBA, instead plying his trade in several European leagues. He likely won’t play for the Hornets, however.

Jack had a career season in 2011-12, playing as the team’s starting point guard after Chris Paul was traded to the Clippers. He finished the year with career-highs of 15.6 points and 6.3 assists per game.
 

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