Jack, Smith out for Hornets vs. Kings




NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hornets coach Monty Williams says starting point guard Jarrett Jack and forward Jason Smith are sitting out Monday’s night’s home game against the Sacramento Kings.

Jack is missing his third straight game with a sore left knee, while Smith is missing his first game since leaving Saturday night’s contest at Detroit with a concussion.

Jack has averaged 15.8 points and 6.8 assists. Smith has started 12 of 21 games, averaging 8.2 points and 3.9 rebounds.

The injuries add to a growing list for New Orleans, which is already without shooting guard Eric Gordon (right knee bruise) and power forward Carl Landry (sprained left knee).

Williams says center Chris Kaman is back in the lineup after being excused for more than a week while the club sought to trade him.