Sefolosha Out; who gets the start?

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Thabo Sefolosha has been declared day to day, but will not play Sunday vs. the Bobcats, making him the 2nd starter OKC has lost since the All-Star break.

Thabo Sefolosha has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Bobcats due to a calf strain, The Oklahoman reports.

Sefolosha injured his calf Friday night versus the Grizzlies.  He left in the 1st quarter and never returned.


FG 3PT FT Rebounds Misc
G M M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct Off Def Tot Ast TO Stl Blk PF PPG
2013 - Thabo Sefolosha 55 26.4 2.5 5.8 42.5 0.9 2.5 33.8 0.9 1.2 76.9 0.8 2.9 3.7 1.5 0.9 1.4 0.3 1.4 6.7

Although his simple statistics do not prove his efficiency, Sefolosha is a complementary player who can fill most roles.  The numbers may not show it but Sefolosha is a key player in the Thunder's success. Thabo is the second starter we have lost since the All-Star break.  Deciding who will start in his place is a tossup between Jeremy Lamb and Reggie Jackson, who are both having career highs in points, rebounds, assists, and steals.

Both players have proven to be capable producers, but there is also a 3rd option, Andre Roberson, who has started in place of Sefolosha this season too.


FG 3PT FT Rebounds Misc
G M M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct Off Def Tot Ast TO Stl Blk PF PPG
2013 - Reggie Jackson 59 28.6 5.3 12.1 43.4 1.0 3.1 31.5 1.9 2.1 88.0 0.5 3.1 3.6 4.2 2.3 1.1 0.1 1.7 13.4



FG 3PT FT Rebounds Misc
G M M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct Off Def Tot Ast TO Stl Blk PF PPG
2013 - Jeremy Lamb 59 21.6 3.8 8.6 44.0 1.2 3.5 35.3 0.8 0.9 83.3 0.4 2.3 2.7 1.6 0.8 0.8 0.4 2.0 9.6

FG 3PT FT Rebounds Misc
G M M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct Off Def Tot Ast TO Stl Blk PF PPG
2013 - Andre Roberson 23 7.3 0.7 1.3 51.7 0.0 0.2 20.0 0.2 0.3 62.5 0.8 1.1 1.9 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.2 1.3 1.6

The smarter choice would be to go with Lamb simply because he is a shooting guard, while Jackson is not. Roberson however is the wild card.

As for Thabo, his injury should not burden him for long.  Expect him to return soon.

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