News: Novak is averaging 3.6 minutes on the court in just seven games this season.
Impact: Novak has been a role player over the course of his career, although his role in Utah is mostly just mentoring the young talent who garners all the time on the court. The 30-year-old is in the twilight of his career and will likely continue to spend the majority of his time on the bench during his stint with the Jazz.
News: Clark has made just five appearances this season.
Impact: Clark is buried on the depth chart behind the likes of Trey Burke, Dante Exum, and Alec Burks. The fact that stalwart rookie Dante Exum only averages 18.7 minutes on the court means that there's hardly any time left over for Clark.
News: Burks was directly challenged by coach Quin Snyder to grab more rebounds and has since responded with 24 rebounds over his last two games, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Burks' previous season-high for rebounding was only six before Snyder offered up the challenge for the shooting guard to be more aggressive on the boards. The 23-year-old has certainly responded to the challenge but it remains to be seen whether or not this will have a long-lasting effect. If it does, Burks will become one of the better options at shooting guard as he already averages 14 points per game as it is.
News: Hood (foot) will miss at least two-to-three weeks, Deseret News reports.
Impact: Hood will be on a regimen of treatment, conditioning and restricted weight training over the time period, at the end of which he will be reevaluated. His bench minutes will continue to go elsewhere in his absence, though Gordon Hayward will continue to start at small forward for the Jazz.