New Orleans Hornets’ Jarrett Jack Done For Season

By Michael Terrill

New Orleans Hornets point guard Jarrett Jack is reportedly done for the season due to a stress fracture in his right foot.

Jack had already missed the last three games because of the injury but the Hornets waited until Monday to confirm that he will be unable to play the rest of the season. He suffered the injury last week during New Orleans’ five-game road trip.

After Chris Paul was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers before the start of the season, Jack was put in the lineup to replace him. Surprisingly, he did a good job in doing so despite missing 11 games this season due to various injuries. Jack was the one promising piece on a team that fell apart without Paul as the Hornets currently sit at the bottom of the Western Conference with a 15-41 record.

Jack has been somewhat of a journeyman throughout his seven year career. He played three seasons with the Portland Trailblazers, one with the Indiana Pacers, and one with the Toronto Raptors. He began the 2010-11 season with the Hornets but was traded back to the Raptors midway through the year.

The Hornets have caught several bad breaks this season but they certainly have players that can be productive in the lineup. Obviously, with 10 games to go this season is over, which is a main reason they decided to shut Jack down, but they definitely have potential to make some noise in the NBA next year.

In 45 games this season, Jack averaged 15.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 0.2 blocks and 0.7 steals per game while shooting 45.6 percent from the field and 34.8 percent from beyond the arc. His points, rebounds and assists are all career-highs.

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