OKC’s Jackson not expecting to play Saturday – NBA.com

OKLAHOMA CITY — Thunder backup point guard Reggie Jackson told reporters Saturday morning, “I don’t think I’ll be able to go tonight,” when asked if he expects to play in OKC’s home opener against the Denver Nuggets. Jackson has been sidelined for the first two games of the regular season with a sprained right ankle.

“God could touch me and bring me back tonight, that’s possible, but right now I don’t think I’m gonna be able to go,” Jackson said. “I could just wake up in a few hours and feel great, just not sure.”

The Thunder are already without starting point guard Russell Westbrook who underwent successful surgery today on the broken index finger on his right hand. Westbrook officially now expected to miss at least the next month.

If Jackson can’t play tonight the Thunder will have to rely on Sebastian Telfair who is the only healthy point guard currently on the roster.

The Thunder will also be without Jeremy Lamb tonight who continues to recover from a strained lower back and of course they continue to deal with the long term absences of Kevin Durant, Anthony Morrow, Mitch McGary and Grant Jerrett.

That adds up to seven players out and just eight who are healthy enough to be in uniform against unless Jackson’s right ankle feels better by gametime.

“Gotta try to get the hex off us, we’re praying for each and everybody daily, just hoping that one day we can come in and then leave with …read more

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