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Sat. Oct 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Favors (knee) did not practice Saturday, the Salt Lake Tribune's Tony Jones reports.
Impact: He missed Friday's preseason finale with a sore knee, but he is still likely to be able to play in the season opener.
Fri. Oct 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gobert's option for the 2015-16 season has been exercised by the Jazz.
Impact: The seven-footer averaged just 9.6 minutes off the bench in 45 games last season, but finished second on the team in blocks per game with 0.9 and led the team in rebounding on three occasions. He also fared well in the Las Vegas Summer League, earning him significant run this exhibition season. He's played at least 21 minutes in each of his last four preseason games.
Fri. Oct 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Burke's option for the 2015-16 season has been exercised by the Jazz.
Impact: This was likely a no-brainer for Utah, as Burke earned All-NBA Rookie First Team honors last season by averaging 12.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and a team-leading 5.7 assists in 32.3 minutes. His contract is now fully guaranteed through the end of next season.
Fri. Oct 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Favors is dealing with a sore left knee and will not play in Utah's final preseason game against the Suns, Jazz announcer David Locke reports.
Impact: This is the first mention of Favors having issues with his knee, although it's not believed to be serious since the Jazz would rather let Favors rest up for the long haul of the regular season than put him at risk for further injury in a preseason game. Looking ahead, Favors will likely be able to play in Utah's opener against the Rockets on Wednesday in full capacity.
Thu. Oct 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hayward has averaged 14.0 points, 1.4 threes, 3.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 0.4 blocks and 3.6 steals during 26.6 minutes of action over the stretch of five preseason games.
Impact: While still only the preseason, Hayward is displaying his ability to contribute in all categories under the newly implemented offense of coach Quin Snyder. Also a bright spot for the 24-year-old, he's shooting 50.0 percent from the field during those five preseason games. When considering he finished the 2013-14 season at 41.3 percent, any increase in percentage would be a welcome bonus to Hayward's value.
Thu. Oct 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kanter has averaged 12.2 points and 6.4 rebounds during 26.2 minutes over five preseason games.
Impact: Kanter is poised to start at power forward for the Jazz this season as new coach Quin Snyder will let him float around the perimeter and shoot three pointers. However, he's averaged a lowly 18 percent from beyond the arc during his five preseason games. Keeping this in mind, the 22-year-old should be valued for his scoring and rebounding abilities this upcoming season.
Thu. Oct 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Exum has struggled through five preseason games while shooting just 40.7 percent from the field to go along with 2.8 turnovers committed during an average of 20.0 minutes per contest.
Impact: Exum certainly won't be able to correct all of his rookie hiccups before the Jazz start their regular season against the Rockets on Wednesday, rather, he'll be coming off the bench and learning the ropes at an appropriate pace. He will start the season in a time share at point guard with Trey Burke, although Burke seems like the better fantasy option at this point in the preseason. The import from Australia will likely progress his abilities over the stretch of his rookie campaign even though things have gotten off to a slow start as coach Quin Snyder seems to think that Exum's lack of strength is affecting his propensity to turn the ball over. This may ultimately cause Exum's value to be curbed until Snyder has faith in putting the 19-year-old at the helm of Utah's offense.
Thu. Oct 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Felix has been able to play in four preseason games since initially injuring his shoulder in late August.
Impact: Felix made a quicker than expected recovery from his Grade One AC joint sprain and seems to be in the fold for the Jazz moving forward. Coach Quin Snyder has praised Felix during the offseason for his defensive mindset, although the 24-year-old will likely have a hard time carving out minutes in a rotation already occupied by Gordon Hayward, Alec Burks, Dante Exum, and Rodney Hood.
Thu. Oct 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hood has played in five preseason games for the Jazz with an average of 24.6 minutes per contest.
Impact: Hood is shaping up to be a part of coach Quin Snyder's rotation, although it remains unclear just how much time he'll be allotted on any given night. Most importantly, he has his foot in the door with the opportunity to gain a bigger role on the team as the season progresses.
Thu. Oct 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Favors has remained healthy through five preseason games as new coach Quin Snyder's starting center.
Impact: Favors experienced the best season of his career as a staple in Utah's starting five for the entirety of the 2013-14 campaign. He'll look to extend that progress alongside Enes Kanter in the frontcourt as the Jazz continue rebuilding the franchise with Favors as a cornerstone of that process.
Thu. Oct 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gobert has played in five preseason games averaging 7.6 points, 9.4 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 1.8 blocks, and 0.6 steals during 21.0 minutes on the court.
Impact: Gobert may ultimately be the biggest benefactor of the coaching change in Utah from Ty Corbin to Quin Snyder. Corbin showed restraint from playing the defensive-minded Gobert during his rookie campaign, although Snyder's use of the French import during the preseason seems to suggest that he'll be an integral part of Utah's rotation. With the affirmed starters of Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter up front, Trevor Booker and Gobert will come onto the court with curbed roles off the bench.
Thu. Oct 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Burke has played in five preseason games while averaging 17.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 6.4 assists during 29.6 minutes on the court.
Impact: Burke is expected to be the starting point guard for the Jazz when they start their regular season campaign against the Rockets on Wednesday. That being said, he'll have rookie Dante Exum breathing down his neck trying to win the time share at the helm of new coach Quin Snyder's offense. There is plenty of time on the court available for both players to be fantasy relevant this season, although Burke has the advantage of a decent rookie season already under his belt.
Thu. Oct 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Clark came off the bench against the Thunder on Tuesday for 13 minutes of action.
Impact: Clark faces an uphill battle this season as he's buried on the depth chart behind the likes of Trey Burke, Dante Exum, and Alec Burks. Unless things go array in Utah, Clark should only be an option in the very deepest of leagues that can withstand having a player on their roster that may go extended periods of time without registering any time on the court.
Thu. Oct 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Evans came off the bench for three minutes of action during Utah's preseason game against the Thunder on Tuesday.
Impact: Evans averaged a career-high 18.3 minutes during 66 games last season but will likely struggle finding time on the court this year with the offseason acquisitions of Trevor Booker and Steve Novak. Barring injuries over the course of the season, the former slam dunk champion should be left on the waiver wire until he can prove otherwise.
Thu. Oct 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Booker (ankle) was able to play 13 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's preseason game against the Thunder.
Impact: Booker suffered a minor sprained ankle last Friday that originally left his availability in question for Tuesday's game. His 13 minutes off the bench seem to denote that his ankle issues are behind him. The Jazz will have their final preseason game against the Suns this upcoming Friday before they begin the regular season against the Rockets on Wednesday.
Thu. Oct 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Motum has only played in one preseason game for the Jazz but has survived a round of cuts that reduced Utah's roster down to the mandatory 15 players.
Impact: It is still not a sure thing for the product of Washington State, as his contract is non-guaranteed, although he's in a good position to start the regular season on the Jazz bench. That being said, he'll be firmly planted on that bench and will rarely, if at all, see any action on the court.
Thu. Oct 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Murry has only played in two preseason games for the Jazz, despite being healthy.
Impact: Murry was acquired by the Jazz in the offseason but faces the unlikely probability of spending much time on the court this season. He's currently low in the pecking order at point guard behind Trey Burke, Dante Exum, and Alec Burks. On top of that, fellow point guard Ian Clark may even cause some troubles for Murry's playing time as both he and Clark fight for a minimal role off the bench.
Thu. Oct 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Novak has played in five preseason games while averaging one three pointer per contest.
Impact: Novak will come off the bench for the Jazz this season under the direction of new coach Quin Snyder. There's really only one upside to owning Novak, and that's his ability to knock down the three ball. However, there are many other options around the league that should be taken over the 30-year-old who only averaged 10 minutes per game last season with the Raptors.
Tue. Oct 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Booker (ankle) is a game-time call for Tuesday's preseason contest against the Jazz.
Impact: Booker sustained a sprained ankle over the weekend but said the injury is nothing serious. However, it wouldn't be a surprise if he ends up sitting out Tuesday, as the team will probably exercise caution with the regular season fast approaching.
Mon. Oct 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Burks (shoulder) scored a team-high 21 points with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 29 minutes Sunday.
Impact: The highlight of the game was Burks crossing over Kobe Bryant in embarrassing fashion, and it seems that Burks should be considered healthy going forward.
Oct 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Burks (shoulder) will be available for Sunday's preseason game against the Lakers, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Burks has been unable to fully participate in training camp with a shoulder injury that he can't shake, but Sunday's game against the Lakers should be a good determinant for just how serious the injury is. Regardless, Burks will be the starting shooting guard for the Jazz this season and is a steal in the later rounds of standard league drafts.
Sat. Oct 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Booker sprained his ankle but it doesn't seem to be anything serious, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. "It's a little sore, but nothing major. I'll be back in a couple days," said Booker.
Impact: Booker injured his ankle during a skirmish with Blake Griffin in Friday's preseason game against the Clippers. The veteran's high spirits are a good sign that this injury may not be concerning for the regular season, although updates over the coming days will have to confirm that is indeed true. As for now, Booker will be monitored closely and may ultimately have to sit out of practice and upcoming preseason games to get ready for the regular season.
Fri. Oct 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Booker left Friday's game with a sprained right ankle and will not return.
Impact: Monitor his status throughout the weekend to see if the team announces a timetable for his return to the court. Keep in mind that Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter and Rudy Gobert have the most fantasy upside among the Jazz's big men.
Fri. Oct 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Burks (shoulder) will not play in Friday's preseason game against the Clippers.
Impact: The Jazz will continue to err on the side of caution with Burks and his shoulder contusion. With the ushering in of the 2014-15 season, the 23-year-old stands to see an increased role in new coach Quin Snyder's rotation. Most notably, he's on track to be in the starting lineup and has proven that he's an offensive threat when given enough time on the court. Since Utah's regular season doesn't start until Oct. 29 against Houston, Burks has plenty of time to shake off his minor shoulder injury.
Thu. Oct 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Burks (shoulder) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Lakers.
Impact: Burks, who has a bruised shoulder, was a partial participant in Thursday's practice and considered a game-time call heading into Thursday's matchup. He'll continue to sit out, while rookie Rodney Hood likely gets another start.
Wed. Oct 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Coach Quin Snyder said a lot of Exum's eight turnovers in Monday's preseason game can be attributed to a lack of strength, the Salt Lake Tribune's Tony Jones reports.
Impact: Exum finished that game with nine points on 3-for-5 shooting from behind the arc, along with four assists and one rebound in 22 minutes off the bench. However, Snyder citing a lack of strength as the cause for the turnovers doesn't necessarily suggest that the coach thinks it's something that can be curtailed through coaching and repetition. Meanwhile fellow rookie Rodney Hood appears to be impressing the coaching staff on both ends of the court, and once Alec Burks returns to action in the near future, Exum may start seeing even fewer minutes in the preseason.
Wed. Oct 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Felix (shoulder) has been upgraded to a game-time decision for Thursday's game in Los Angeles, the Salt Lake Tribune's Tony Jones reports.
Impact: Felix is apparently ahead of schedule in his recovery from a shoulder injury, and it looks promising that he could be ready for the start of the regular season. However, he's not expected to be a rotation player this season.
Wed. Oct 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Burks (shoulder) is considered a game-time decision to play Thursday against the Lakers, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Burks missed Monday's game against the Clippers due to a bruised left shoulder, which limited him to a partial participant at Tuesday's practice. Nonetheless, it appears Burks at least has a chance of suiting up Thursday, indicating his shoulder issue isn't expected to linger for long.
Tue. Oct 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Burks (shoulder) was a partial participant in Tuesday's practice, Jody Genessy of the Deseret News reports.
Impact: Burks is nursing a bruised shoulder, and his status for Thursday's preseason game looks to be up in the air. Whether or not he's able to go through a full practice will likely be the determining factor.
Tue. Oct 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Felix (shoulder) was a partial participant in Thursday's practice, Jody Genessy of the Deseret News reports.
Impact: Felix is not expected to return for another couple of weeks, but his participation in non-contact drills is certainly a step in the right correction. Once the regular season opens, Felix's playing time figures to be very minimal, barring a rash of injuries.
Mon. Oct 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Clark (ankle) is expected to make his preseason debut Monday, Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Clark was slated to return last week Thursday, but ended up being held out of action as he continued to battle a sprained ankle. With a few more days of rest under his belt, expect to see Clark on the floor versus the Clippers.
Mon. Oct 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hood (hip) made his preseason debut Monday, getting the start at shooting guard and scoring 12 points (5-8 FG, 2-3 3P) with two rebounds and two assists in a team-high 33 minutes of court time.
Impact: With Alec Burks (shoulder) still on the sidelines, coach Quin Snyder elected to give Hood plenty of run. The first round pick was expected to be Gordon Hayward's main backup at small forward this season, but if Snyder plans on letting him see time at the two as well Hood could get enough minutes to become interesting from a fantasy perspective.
Mon. Oct 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Favors scored 15 points (7-13 FG, 0-1 3P, 1-2 FT) with 11 rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes during Monday's preseason win over the Clippers.
Impact: The Jazz center had a nice night, but it got overshadowed a little by Rudy Gobert's 20-board explosion off the bench. Favors' starting job isn't in any danger, but if the young Frenchman proves he's ready to take a major step forward when the games begin to matter it could cut into Favors' court time.
Mon. Oct 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gobert dominated the glass on Monday, ripping down 20 rebounds in just 22 minutes off the bench while also adding 11 points (5-9 FG, 1-2 FT) in a preseason win over the Clippers.
Impact: Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter have starting spots locked up in the Jazz front court, but if Gobert gets consistent minutes behind them the second-year big could prove to be a surprisingly valuable contributor in boards and blocks.
Mon. Oct 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Burks will miss Monday's preseason contest against the Clippers due to a bruised left shoulder.
Impact: There's no word on the severity of the injury, but with two days until the Jazz's next exhibition Thursday, Burks will have a week between showings, if he takes the court, of course. In two games to date, both versus the Blazers, he showed well, averaging 16 points (on 50 percent shooting), three steals, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 33.5 minutes. His lack of a three-point attempt to date is curious, but perhaps he's making attempts to translate offseason work into action against NBA-level competition.
Oct 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hood (hip) is expected to make his preseason debut Monday against the Clippers, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Hood was medically cleared for the team's last game Thursday but was ultimately held out as he continues to work back from a strained right hip. The rookie is expected to get his first taste of NBA action Monday, however, and he should see extensive minutes as the Jazz attempt to ready him for the regular season.