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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 is 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.
Fri. Oct 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gobert (stomach) was able to play 19 minutes off the bench during Thursday's preseason game against Portland and was able to put up five points (2-2 FG, 1-1 FT), six rebounds and one block.
Impact: Gobert seems to have overcome the gastric distress that caused him to miss practice and should be available moving forward, barring future injury. The second-year player stands to see some time off the bench under new coach Quin Snyder's rotation and may ultimately be a good source of rebounds and blocks in deeper leagues.
Fri. Oct 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hood (hip) was medically cleared for Thursday's preseason game but coach Quin Snyder ultimately elected to keep the rookie off the court, the Deseret News reports.
Impact: Hood has been dealing with a strained right hip flexor during training camp, although it's not believed to be serious. Snyder openly acknowledged after the game that Hood could have played but the first-year coach didn't see any reason to rush Hood on the court when the Jazz still have six games on their preseason schedule before their regular season tips off on Oct. 29 against the Rockets.
Thu. Oct 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Clark (ankle) will play Thursday, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: The reserve guard, who was battling tendinitis as well as a sprained ankle, will be active Thursday in Portland. He could play big minutes during the preseason but is unlikely to be much of a contributor - fantasy or otherwise - once the regular season is underway.
Thu. Oct 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hood (hip) will be available for Thursday's preseason game, the Deseret News' Jody Genessy reports.
Impact: A right hip flexor strain held Hood out of action Tuesday, but he's benefited from a few days of rest and should be good to go Thursday.
Thu. Oct 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Exum (ankle) scored four points (1-5 FG, 2-2 FT) to go with three rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 29 minutes in Tuesday's win over Portland.
Impact: Exum had a minor ankle sprain this summer while playing for the Australian national team. While he was able to play through it during the FIBA World Cup, his performance during the tournament made scouts question whether he is NBA ready. Exum showed great pick-and-roll abilities but was also seen as careless with the ball. Coach Quinn Snyder provided him with plenty of minutes Tuesday, and Exum showed he can do a little bit of everything. He will likely have many more minutes this preseason, and at this point it isn't likely for him steal the starting job unless an injury were to occur to Trey Burke.
Tue. Oct 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hood (hip) won't play Tuesday, Jazz announcer David Locke reports.
Impact: He is dealing with a right hip flexor strain, but it isn't supposed to affect his status for the start of the regular season.