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Jack breaks pinky; out 4-to-6 weeks

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Stephen Jackson becomes Spurs latest casualty after breaking his finger in the first quarter against the Clippers. Jack out for up to a month and a half.

Jack won't be back for a while.
Jack won't be back for a while.
Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Already without Kawhi Leonard for roughly another ten days, the Spurs have lost Stephen Jackson for up to a month and a half with a non-displaced fracture in his right pinky finger. The injury happened during a first-quarter scramble along the sideline in which Jack was able to knock the ball off the Clippers out of bounds. He went to the bench in obvious pain but returned after a timeout and treatment from trainer Will Sevening.

Sweet. This will be fun. The Spurs basically have no imminent options at the small forward postion, and it seems likely they'll have to search elsewhere outside the bench for a temporary replacement. It's possible they move Danny Green to the small forward position at times, but Green isn't ideal for the position. This greatly diminishes the size on the perimeter for the Spurs and might have its greatest impact on the defensive side of the ball.

One available possibility is Derrick Brown, a 6-foot-8 forward who spent nearly the entire training camp in San Antonio competing for a job. Mickael Pietrus is also a free agent, but his price tag might be too high for the Spurs.

San Antonio left its 15th and final roster spot open, so there will be no need to drop anyone if they decide to make a move.