Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack has been ruled out for the team’s opening night game against the Chicago Bulls, after missing his fourth straight practice with a sore left hamstring.
Jack was also diagnosed with a sore left hamstring this past February, which rendered him inactive for five days.
The Nets open Wednesday night at Barclays Center against the Chicago Bulls, and Jack had been penciled in as the team’s starter. But with Jack on the mend, Hollins will likely turn to one of Shane Larkin to fill the void, according to Andy Vasquez of the Bergen Record.
Lionel Hollins on J Jack: "I'd like for him to play but if he can't, no sense worrying about it. Shane (Larkin)will be in the spot & play."
— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) October 27, 2015
Jack averaged 12.0 points and 4.7 assists in 28 minutes per game last season, but finished the year with the worst total plus-minus (-315) of any NBA player on a playoff team by a significant margin. He turned that around in the playoffs, leading the Nets in plus-minus (+58) in their six-game series against the Atlanta Hawks.