OAKLAND -- Warriors guard Jarrett Jack would love to be a starter again. But even more than that, he would love to find a home. On a good team. For the right price.

"Most people in the NBA won't have the ideal situation," Jack said. "They either won't have the money they want or the minutes they want or whatever. I know I'm in a good situation here."

Jack is playing out the final year of his contract, which pays him $5 million this season. He has been an integral part of the Warriors' success, averaging 12.9 points and 5.6 assists in 29.7 minutes during the regular season, mostly off the bench. He is a respected voice in the locker room and a capable option when starter Stephen Curry is out of the lineup.

Jack figures to get considerable interest as a free agent, especially after this postseason. He had 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting with nine assists in the Warriors' 115-101 Game 4 victory over Denver on Sunday.

Many teams are looking for point guards -- including Utah, Charlotte, Toronto and possibly Milwaukee. Many playoff teams, such as the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio, could use a capable player off their bench.

But so could the Warriors.

Jack he said isn't looking for the most money. But money isn't the only obstacle. The Warriors will have to decide if they want to commit so many minutes to Jack, who is playing in the fourth quarter at the expense of rookie forward Harrison Barnes. A bigger role for Barnes probably would mean a smaller role for Jack.


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"I believe everything will work out," Jack said. "I want to be here and if they want me here, it will work out."

  • Curry walked out of the arena with a patch over his right eye after Nuggets forward Corey Brewer poked him in the fourth quarter.

    Curry's right eye was reddened and swollen. He checked out of the game immediately but came back in three minutes later.

    "I couldn't open my eye," he said. "It happens. ... I could've continued playing."

  • For the third straight game, forward Carl Landry was announced as a starter, but at tipoff, Jack was on the court and Landry on the bench.

    Why is coach Mark Jackson doing this, considering everyone now figures Jack will start?

    "It has worked," Jackson said. "So there's my reason."

  • The Warriors shot 55.7 percent in Game 4, their third straight game making at least half their shots.

  • Curry is the first Warrior to score at least 25 points in three straight playoff games since Tim Hardaway in May 1991.

  • Rookie Draymond Green scored a career-high 13 points to go with six rebounds.