Carrick Felix - #8 - Guard-Forward - 6'6" - 201lbs
News: Felix will miss approximately four weeks with a Grade One AC joint sprain of his left shoulder, Jazz announcer David Locke reports.
Impact: Felix was going to struggle for minutes anyway, but now that he'll miss basically all of training camp, he will really struggle to become a part of Utah's rotation.
Derrick Favors - #15 - Forward-Center - 6'10" - 268lbs
News: Favors expects to dish out more assists in Quin Snyder's offense during the 2014-15 season, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: At Monday's media day, Favors specifically mentioned tallying 10 assists in one game at some point in the upcoming campaign, which is a stretch considering he logged a career-best 1.2 dimes per outing last year. With 293 career contests under his belt in four seasons, he's only recorded four or more dimes on six occasions. However, five of them occurred in 2013-14, meaning the center could be developing a feel for passing as he enters his age-23 season. Because two returning members of the Jazz contributed five-plus assists last year -- Trey Burke (5.7) and Gordon Hayward (5.2) -- further flow in the offense is unlikely to afford Favors significant opportunities to contribute in the category.
Gordon Hayward - #20 - Guard-Forward - 6'8" - 220lbs
News: Hayward expects to play the stretch-four in certain situations this season, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: With Quinn Snyder replacing Tyrone Corbin as the head coach, Hayward expects to see his role with the team expand. While the vast majority of his minutes will likely come at shooting guard and small forward, he could slide up to the power forward spot in certain situations, like if Enes Kanter or Derrick Favors are in foul trouble. Hayward played just four percent of his minutes at power forward last season, per Basketball-Reference, but he's bulked up this summer in anticipation of that number rising.
Enes Kanter - #0 - Center - 6'11" - 247lbs
Mon. Sep 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kanter (knee) received confirmation from new coach Quin Snyder that he'll be given the green light from beyond the arc this season, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Kanter has been working on his three for some time now, but this confirms that he may have to be valued slightly higher during his 2014-15 campaign. A three-pointer here and there certainly would make the 22-year-old a more enticing option, although it's important to remember that he's only ever attempted one three-pointer over his entire three-year career. Kanter should be valued for his double-double capabilities at power forward this season and his potential threes should be treated as a bonus.
Trevor Booker - #35 - Power Forward - 6'8" - 240lbs
Fri. Sep 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Booker has spent time in the offseason working on his three pointer to better fit in with coach Dan Snyder's style of offense that values perimeter bigs, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Considering that Booker didn't even attempt a three pointer last season, it'd be hard to imagine the Clemson product being an option around the perimeter for the Jazz in their 2014-15 campaign. Rather, he'll likely be known for his scrappy play off the bench in relief of Enes Kanter and Derrick Favors. He may ultimately play a large part in Utah's rotation this upcoming season, but we've seen in the past that he struggles to amount counting stats, regardless of how much playing time he's given.