Utah Jazz Player News: Last 7 days, All Positions

News: Exum will have surgery to repair a separated left shoulder. The surgery is scheduled for Oct. 24 in Los Angeles and there is no announced timeline for his return.
Impact: Exum was injured in a preseason game against the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 6 when he landed awkwardly on the floor. The 2014 No. 5 overall pick was hoping to have a career year as a restricted free agent. Coach Quin Snyder was playing Exum as a point guard and off guard this season. This is the second significant injury of Exum's short career. A torn ACL kept him from playing in 2015-16. Exum averaged 6.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists last season.
News: Exum will undergo surgery to stabilize the AC Joint in his separated left shoulder, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: The operation is schedule for Oct. 24, so we'll likely see his timetable for a return updated shortly after. That being said, the fact that he's undergoing surgery is only further evidence that he'll likely miss the entire season, which would mark the second time in his young career that he'll sit out an entire campaign. Raul Neto and Donovan Mitchell should pick up the majority of Exum's minutes.
News: Neto (hamstring) was a limited participant in Monday's practice, Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: It is the first time Neto has reportedly practiced since suffering the hamstring injury nearly a week ago, so the point guard may be nearing a return to the floor. Neto is set to open the regular season as Ricky Rubio's backup at point guard, but he should be considered questionable-at-best to play in Wednesday's regular season opener.
News: The Jazz have waived Bolomboy.
Impact: The team drafted Bolomboy with the No. 52 overall pick in 2016 and he played in 12 games. The 6-foot-9, 235-pounder from Weber State bounced back and forth from the NBA G League, where he played 24 games for the Salt Lake City Stars and averaged 16.4 points, 13.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks.
News: Pollard was signed by the Jazz on Friday.
Impact: Pollard posted 14.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game last year during his senior year at Dayton. It seems unlikely the Jazz will hold onto him during the regular season and he'll probably end up in the G-League.
News: Hood (neck) went through practice on both Thursday and Friday, Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: It appears the lingering neck injury that had been bothering Hood has subsided. As a result, he should be expected to play during the team's regular-season opener unless information to the contrary emerges.
News: Neto (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Neto continues to nurse a sore hamstring ahead of the team's regular-season opener Wednesday against the Nuggets. He should tentatively be considered questionable for the contest, with rookie Donovan Mitchell seemingly getting much of the run at reserve point guard if Neto is ultimately sidelined.
News: Neto (hamstring) was held out of Thursday's practice, Jazz radio play-by-play announcer David Locke reports.
Impact: Neto has missed the bulk of the preseason schedule with a few different ailments, with this most recent one being listed as a sore hamstring. Considering the Jazz have already completed their preseason schedule, Neto will likely be working towards a full recovery prior to the regular-season opener. That game is scheduled for Wednesday, so he should have just under a week to get back to full strength.
News: Johnson managed 10 points (4-8 FG, 2-3 3Pt), six rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block across 29 minutes in Tuesday's 105-99 preseason win over the Lakers.
Impact: Johnson bounced back from a four-point outing versus the Suns on Monday night to put together his second double-digit scoring effort of preseason. Considering Joe Ingles' struggles during the exhibition slate, it's conceivable that head coach Quin Snyder could opt to move Johnson up to the starting two-guard or small forward role, with Rodney Hood (neck) handling whichever of the two spots Johnson doesn't slot into.
News: Ingles went tallied three points (1-3 FG, 1-1 3Pt), four assists, three rebounds and one steal across 29 minutes in Tuesday's 105-99 preseason win over the Lakers.
Impact: Ingles was disappointingly uninvolved during a fairly extensive amount of time on the court, even with Rodney Hood (neck) playing only four minutes before exiting. Ingles put up between three and five shot attempts in four of five exhibitions, leading to a quartet of single-digit point totals and an underwhelming body of work. As the projected starting two-guard to open the season, Ingles' lack of production in preseason has to be a concern. He's certainly shown the ability to get hot from long distance in the past, so the Jazz will have to hope the light will come on beginning with next Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Nuggets.
News: Mitchell poured in 26 points (10-20 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT) and added five rebounds, three assists and one steal across 33 minutes in Tuesday's 105-99 preseason win over the Lakers.
Impact: The rookie drew even with starters Rudy Gobert and Ricky Rubio for the team lead in minutes while generating a career-high scoring total. Mitchell closes out the exhibition slate having shot 51.5 percent (17-for-33) from the field over his last two games, an excellent resurgence after he'd drained just 18.8 percent of his 16 attempts against the Suns last Friday. Mitchell provided plenty of reason for optimism overall with his preseason and could certainly evolve into a significant source of offense on a Jazz squad that will be looking for all the scoring it can get.
News: Rubio produced 22 points (6-18 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 8-9 FT), six assists, three rebounds and two steals across 33 minutes in Tuesday's 105-99 preseason win over the Lakers.
Impact: Rubio thus closes out the exhibition slate with a pair of 20-point efforts, although he was nowhere near as sharp Tuesday as he'd been when hitting that mark in just 15 minutes against the Suns on Monday. However, Rubio made up for it by making a preseason-high nine visits to the charity stripe, and he also dished out an exhibition-best six dimes after coming up empty in that category versus Phoenix. He'll look to continue serving as a primary offensive contributor when the Jazz opens the regular season against the Nuggets next Wednesday.
News: Gobert (rest) totaled 29 points (10-12 FG, 9-11 FT), 13 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal across 33 minutes in Tuesday's 105-99 preseason win over the Lakers.
Impact: The Stifle Tower took full advantage of one of the weakest defensive units versus centers over the last several seasons, putting together a dominating performance to close out a solid exhibition slate. Gobert posted double-digit scoring in three of his four preseason tilts and managed double-digit rebounds in three games as well. After significantly improving his shooting and free-throw percentages last season, Gobert looks primed to take another major step forward, especially considering the Jazz lost a significant portion of their offense when Gordon Hayward departed this offseason.
News: Hood (neck) has officially been ruled out for the rest of Tuesday's exhibition against the Lakers, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: The fact that it's being listed as soreness makes it appear to be a minor ailment, though any injury involving the neck is always concerning. With just over a week until the regular-season opener against the Nuggets, Hood should have plenty of time to rest up and make a full recovery, but additional updates on his availability should be provided as he progresses through his recovery.
News: Hood is dealing with neck soreness and is questionable to return to Tuesday's preseason game against the Lakers, Jazz radio play-by-play announcer David Locke reports.
Impact: Hood left after just four minutes and while there's a chance he could still return, it seems highly unlikely considering it's still the preseason. Look for additional updates on his status following Tuesday's game, which should give us a better indication regarding whether or not he could miss more time.
News: Gobert (rest) will start at center for Tuesday's game against the Lakers.
Impact: Gobert did not play Monday night against the Suns for rest purposes. The decision to give him the night off on a back-to-back set makes sense given it is the preseason. The big man is seemingly on track for a healthy start to the season.
News: Neto will not play in Monday's matchup against the Lakers for an undisclosed reason, David Locke of the Jazz Radio Network reports.
Impact: The Jazz may just be giving Neto a night off, as they are playing the second end of a preseason back-to-back set. He had missed a few games previously due to tightness in his quad, so the team team is presumably exercising caution. Barring any setbacks, he should be set to see an increased role at backup point guard with Dante Exum (shoulder) likely out for the season. Expect an update if the team clarifies the situation.
News: Mitchell posted 17 points (7-13 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four assists, one rebound and one steal across 23 minutes in Monday's 120-102 exhibition win over the Suns.
Impact: The 2017 first-round pick bounced back in a big way from a 3-for-16 shooting tally versus this same Suns squad last Friday. Mitchell was impressive in his preseason debut last Monday as well (11 points on 4-for-8 shooting), so his aforementioned struggles appear to have been an outlier. He'll look to build on Monday's effort with another strong performance against the Lakers on Tuesday.
News: Udoh contributed eight points (3-7 FG, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks across 19 minutes in Monday's 120-102 preseason win over the Suns.
Impact: The sixth overall pick in 2010 is attempting to secure the top backup job at center behind Rudy Gobert, and he had a chance to run with the first unit with the latter getting the night off for rest. Udoh provided another solid effort, posting his second eight-point tally in four exhibitions and his third straight game with multiple blocks. Udoh has seen no less than 14 minutes in the last three contests and appears to have the inside track for the job over 2017 first-round pick Tony Bradley. During the regular season, he's likely to see a minutes load in the mid-teens and would be a decent source of scoring, rebounds and blocks in very deep formats if he indeed slots in directly behind Gobert at the five.
News: Bradley posted 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-2 FT) and two rebounds across 16 minutes in Monday's 120-102 preseason win over the Suns.
Impact: The 2017 first-round pick served as a nice source of offense despite spending a modest amount of time on the floor, a pleasant departure from the meager production he'd mustered over his first three exhibitions. Bradley had only produced three points prior to Monday, with all of those coming last Wednesday versus Haifa Maccabi. The rookie may not initially see much playing time -- considering the multiple players currently in front of him on the depth chart behind starter Rudy Gobert -- but his solid size and wingspan make him an intriguing prospect.
News: Favors tallied nine points (4-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-3 FT), six rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks across 20 minutes in Monday's 120-102 preseason win over the Suns.
Impact: The big man provided a bit of everything during his time on the floor, and he's now hauled in at least five rebounds in three straight exhibitions. Favors has also shot no less than 50 percent in any of the Jazz's four preseason contests thus far, an encouraging sight after the 26-year-old averaged an uncharacteristically low 9.5 points per game last season. With the scoring void created by the departures of Gordon Hayward and George Hill in the offseason, Favors will need to take his offensive game back to prior levels for Utah to keep pace with the plethora of Western Conference offensive juggernauts.
News: Hood posted eight points (3-4 FG, 2-3 3Pt) and one rebound across 14 minutes in Monday's 120-102 exhibition win over the Suns.
Impact: Hood wasn't out there very long, but he provided nice returns during his modest time on the court. The fourth-year wing's shot has been a highlight of the preseason through the Jazz's first three games, as he's now carrying a 65.4 percent success rate (17-for-26) from the field, including a blistering 75.0 percent (9-for-12) from three-point range.
News: Rubio totaled 20 points (8-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and three steals across 15 minutes in Monday's 120-102 preseason win over the Suns.
Impact: You likely couldn't draw up a more unlikely stat line for the typically assist-dependent Rubio, who seemingly channeled his inner Stephen Curry with Monday's effort. Rubio was on fire from the field and encouragingly aggressive with the ball in his hands for the second straight exhibition. The 26-year-old has now put together back-to-back double-digit scoring efforts and is generating cautious optimism that he may be able to provide some of the offensive juice that the Jazz will desperately need this coming season.