Jarrett Jack out with knee inflammation
by Sean Highkin, USA TODAY Sports
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Jarrett Jack has inflammation in his left knee and will be out 10 days, the team announced Monday.
Jack signed a four-year, $25 million contract with the Cavs in July after playing a prominent role as the third guard for the Golden State Warriors last season. He averaged 12.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 5.6 assists a game and finished third in NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award voting.
Jack was signed by the Cavaliers to back up injury-prone All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving and also play alongside him at shooting guard.
The 10-day recovery timetable still puts Jack in position to return by the Cavs’ Oct. 30 season opener against the Brooklyn Nets.
Also, Cavaliers rookies Carrick Felix and Sergey Karasev are not with the team. Felix, a second-round defensive specialist swingman, has a sports hernia. Karasev, drafted 19th overall as a sharp-shooting wing out of Russia, is working to get his work visa.