Jarrett Jack will not play against Oklahoma City on Wednesday night. He is currently the team’s starting point guard and a valuable asset with Stephon Curry not in the lineup. Jack is not the only one who won’t be playing against one of the league’s best teams as center Andrew Bogut will also be out.
Jack is missing the game, and possibly others, due to bruising in his shoulder and also his right hip. The injury occurred during the fourth quarter of their game against the Houston Rockets. Jack went up to attempt a block on a fast break layup and came down hard on his right side.
He appeared to be slightly injured, but hopped back up before asking to come out of the game. Jack said the pain was so intense that he had a rough time trying to sleep through the night and maybe a day off would be good for him.
The Golden State Warriors are already wearing down at the point guard position as Curry has been day-to-day with an ankle injury and should return to play by the weekend.
The Warriors are one of the NBA‘s surprise teams this season and Jack has been a big lift off the bench for them. He averages 12.8 points, 5.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds– a solid stat line for a point guard.
Second-year guard Chris Jenkins will have to carry the load with the top two point guards out of the lineup and facing the Thunder, that is not an easy task.