The season of horrors continues for the Brooklyn Nets as it was revealed today that starting point guard Jarrett Jack will miss remainder of season.
By Chip Murphy
Brooklyn Nets point guard Jarret Jack left Saturday’s game against the Boston Celtics with a knee injury that was diagnosed as a torn ACL.
Jack needs surgery and will miss the rest of the season, per Jon Schuhmann of NBA.com.
Nets announce that Jarrett Jack has a torn ACL. Out for the season.
— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) January 3, 2016
The Nets didn’t have a starting point guard on their roster with Jack, but now they are in a tight spot. Shane Larkin and Donald Sloan are Brooklyn’s only two true point guards and although Larkin is having the best season of his career, he is putting up those exception numbers from the bench. It would be foolish for the Nets to permanently move him from the spot where he is flourishing. As for Donald Sloan, well he has appeared in just 13 of the Nets games this season and is averaging just over 10 minutes a contest, so he’s not an option. The Nets need to go in another direction.
The Brooklyn front office is so afraid to do anything aggressive because of their financial situation that limits them and the scars that the Paul Pierce/Kevin Garnett trade continues to leave on the organization. Brooklyn has options in the free agent market for point guards.
Knicks fans all remember Nate Robinson and the excitement that he brought to the Garden every night. Well after a short stint with the New Orleans Pelicans, Robinson is without a team and would likely sign with Brooklyn if they gave him a call.
Tony Wroten is a name that has been attached to a number of teams. After being released by the Philadelphia 76ers following, Wroten is likely feeling out where he wants to be. Brooklyn will be able to sell him on a starter’s role, which should be big for a player who averaged 17 points per game just last season.
Whatever way the Nets try to go, they need to try something different because it wasn’t working with Jarrett Jack. As insensitive as it sounds, Brooklyn has an opportunity to make things better.