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Warriors guard Jarrett Jack may be able to command more playing time elsewhere in the coming years, but he says he would prefer to remain Stephen Curry’s back-up and intends to sign a contract this summer to prove it.  Read more after the jump.

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Via “He arrived in a July trade and embraced the adventure of a new city and the new situation that would have been difficult for many players to accept. Jarrett Jack actually liked the unknown. The season-long discovery process led to a decision. He wants to re-sign with the Warriors in the summer, even with the clear understanding he might be giving up the chance to start somewhere else for the certainty of a backup role to Stephen Curry at point guard in Golden State. Jack is so sure of it, he told, that he has informed management and directed his agents to re-enforce the message that he is hoping to stay once he becomes a free agent in July.

‘That’s one of the reasons why I’m really trying to enjoy the moment right now,’ he said Saturday with the Warriors holding a 2-1 lead over the favored Nuggets in the best-of-seven first round that continues Sunday night at Oracle Arena. ‘I’m appreciating everything that’s going on. In the summer, hopefully that process is a little bit further than we all want it to be. There are a lot of variables that go into making that decision. Hopefully, I can stay right here. I told my agent. I’m sure he spoke to the powers that be that I have desires to stay right here and help this franchise grow to the best of its ability.’”