Utah Jazz Player News: All Positions

News: The Jazz drafted Wright-Foreman with the 53rd pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Impact: Wright-Foreman played four years at Hofstra. He finished his senior year with an average of 27.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.9 assists across 37.8 minutes. He has potential to provide energy and offense off the bench.
News: Brantley was selected by the Jazz with the 50th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Impact: The pick initially belonged to the Pacers, but the Jazz moved up to grab Brantley out of the College of Charleston. The 6-7 senior put up 19. points and 8.4 rebounds per game as a senior while knocking down 1.2 threes per game at a 32.8 percent clip.
News: Crowder -- plus Grayson Allen, Kyle Korver, the 23rd pick in Thursday's Draft and a future first-round pick -- has been traded to the Grizzlies in exchange for Mike Conley, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: Crowder played a sixth-man role with the Jazz last season, averaging 11.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists across 27.1 minutes. He'll be entering his age 28 season next year, and it's possible he sees his role increase with the rebuilding Grizzlies.
News: Korver -- plus Grayson Allen, Jae Crowder, the 23rd pick in Thursday's Draft and a future first-round pick -- has been traded to the Grizzlies in exchange for Mike Conley, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: Korver spent last season between Cleveland and Utah, appearing in 70 games and averaging 8.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists across 19.1 minutes while shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc. Considering he'll be entering his age 38 season next year, it's possible Memphis will look to deal Korver to a contender to make room for minutes for younger players.
News: Allen -- plus Kyle Korver and Jae Crowder, the 23rd pick in Thursday's Draft and a future first-round pick -- was traded to the Grizzlies on Wednesday in exchange for Mike Conley, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: Allen, a rookie last season, played just 416 minutes for the Jazz. Seeing 10.9 minutes per game, he averaged 5.6 points on 37.6 percent shooting. It's possible he'll see more run in 2019-20 with the rebuilding Grizzlies.
News: Rubio said in a recent radio interview that the Jazz informed him he is not their top priority this offseason, Eric Walden of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: While Rubio's candidness is somewhat surprising, the notion that Utah could move on from the veteran point guard is not. The 28-year-old made just under $15 million in 2018-19, and with a pair of younger franchise centerpieces in Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell already in place, the Jazz will likely look elsewhere for help in the backcourt. Rubio started 67 of 68 games for Utah this season, averaging 12.7 points, 6.1 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. However, he shot just 40.4 percent from the field and 31.1 percent from three (3.7 3PA/G).
News: Udoh has several offers from international teams and may consider returning to Europe next season, Eric Woodyard of the Deseret News reports.
Impact: An unrestricted free agent this summer, Udoh hopes to come to a quick decision within "the next week or so," per the Deseret News. Udoh is believed to be open to remaining in the NBA, but the 32-year-old saw limited opportunities over the last two seasons in Utah. "The two years have been good," Udoh said last month. "Didn't get the opportunities that I wanted but I was with a great team, a great organization and was able to build relationships that will last for a lifetime so I'll just continue to push that, continue to get better and we'll see what happens this summer."
News: Exum (knee) said Thursday he hopes to be ready for the start of training camp, Eric Walden of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Exum partially tore the patella tendon in his right knee last month, and he underwent surgery on Mar. 28. While he's without a firm timetable, the oft-injured guard said he's aiming to be 100 percent by the start of camp, though he cautioned that rehabbing safely will be his top priority. The fifth overall pick in 2014, Exum played 82 games as a rookie before missing all of the 2015-16 season. He returned to play 66 games in 2016-17 but has appeared in only 66 combined games over the last two campaigns, including 42 in 2018-19.
News: O'Neale notched 18 points (8-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt), five rebounds, and two assists in 33 minutes during Wednesday's 100-93 Game 5 loss to the Rockets.
Impact: O'Neale continued to play solid defense on Houston's James Harden while sinking at least two threes and reaching double figures in scoring for the third time in the last four games. The 25-year-old forward blossomed into one of the team's most capable two-way wings this season, and he's fairly likely to carve out an even more demanding role come 2019-20.
News: Rubio turned in 17 points (7-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 assists, three steals, and two rebounds in 35 minutes during Wednesday's 100-93 Game 5 loss to the Rockets.
Impact: Rubio produced his second straight double-double while amassing another healthy steal total. Ultimately it wasn't enough for the Jazz to extend the series, and Rubio's airball on a wide open corner three down the stretch was an unfriendly reminder of his main weakness. Rubio is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, and while he has been a steady contributor in Utah, a move to a team that operates at a faster pace might be the only thing that can significantly improve his fantasy value.
News: Ingles accumulated 11 points (4-12 FG, 3-9 3Pt), nine assists, six rebounds, and three steals in 32 minutes during Wednesday's 100-93 Game 5 loss to the Rockets.
Impact: Ingles provided solid contributions across most categories despite the shaky shooting performance. Overall Ingles was subpar at best in the playoffs, as he was averaging just 5.3 points per game through the first four games of the series. Nevertheless, he remains one of the team's top two-way players, and Ingles will almost certainly continue to play a substantial role in 2019-20.
News: Crowder collected 15 points (5-12 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-4 FT) and 10 rebounds in 34 minutes during Wednesday's 100-93 Game 5 loss to the Rockets.
Impact: Crowder couldn't quite replicate the outstanding offensive performance he put forth in Monday's Game 4 victory. However, he did manage his first double-double since March 8 in this one. Crowder reached double figures in scoring in consecutive games to end the campaign, which helps ease the sting of his three straight single-digit efforts to start the series.
News: O'Neale tallied 11 points (3-9 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist, and one block in 33 minutes during Monday's 107-91 victory over Houston.
Impact: O'Neale was certainly impactful off the bench Monday, coming away with a double-double in the Game 4 victory. He has put together a decent run of performances across the playoffs but is far from a must-roster player if you are still involved in a playoff fantasy league.
News: Crowder finished with 23 points (8-13 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 4-5 FT), four rebounds, two steals, and one assist in 33 minutes during Monday's 107-91 victory over Houston.
Impact: Crowder came out aggressive Monday, providing an impact on both ends of the floor as the Jazz took Game 4. It was certainly an improved performance by Crowder who has had an indifferent season by all accounts. Game 5 will be in Houston on Wednesday and the Jazz will need much of the same from the veteran if they are to spring an upset.
News: Mitchell totaled 31 points (11-26 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 6-6 FT), seven rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 40 minutes during Monday's 107-91 victory over the Rockets.
Impact: Mitchell had his best game of the playoffs thus far, amassing 31 points, albeit on relatively inefficient shooting. The win keeps the series alive and the Jazz must now travel to Houston to face the Rockets in another must-win game. From a fantasy standpoint, Mitchell has put together a disappointing season, unable to improve on his impressive rookie campaign.
News: Rubio had 18 points (6-17 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 11 assists, three rebounds, one steal, and one block in 39 minutes during Monday's 107-91 victory over the Rockets.
Impact: Rubio handed out a game-high 11 assists Monday, helping the Jazz to a much-needed victory over the Rockets. The win ensures there will at least be one more game, however, it will be in Houston on Wednesday. Rubio has had a decent playoffs, scoring in double-digits in all four games thus far, while handing out a combined 32 assists to go with nine steals.
News: Crowder will start Saturday against the Rockets in Game 3 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series, David Locke of the Jazz Radio Network reports.
Impact: Crowder averaged 7.0 points and 5.0 rebounds over 19.5 minutes through the first two games of the series. Derrick Favors will instead come off the bench as the Jazz look to overcome a two-game deficit.
News: Favors is not in the starting lineup against the Rockets for Game 3 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Saturday, David Locke of the Jazz Radio Network reports.
Impact: Favors averaged 13.5 points. 9.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 23 minutes over the first two games of the series, but will come off the bench Saturday. Jae Crowder enters the starting lineup in his place.
News: O'Neale poured in 17 points (7-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt) and added four assists, two rebounds and one steal across 27 minutes during the Jazz's 118-98 loss to the Rockets in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Wednesday.
Impact: O'Neale was a surprising source of offense off the bench, flashing a hot hand from all over the floor. Coach Quin Snyder opted to give O'Neale extended run in a quest to find some much-needed scoring punch, and the second-year wing delivered in fine fashion. However, it bears noting the 25-year-old only logged 15 minutes during Game 1, so his playing time will likely remain difficult to trust from game to game during the series.
News: Gobert collected 11 points (3-6 FG, 5-7 FT), 12 rebounds, one assist and two steals across 31 minutes during the Jazz's 118-98 loss to the Rockets in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Wednesday.
Impact: Gobert was more or less up to his usual level of production during the loss, although his shot attempts were down compared to Game 1. The Stifle Tower has back-to-back double-doubles to open the series, extending a streak that dates back to March 21. Gobert will look to pick his offensive involvement back up and generate a 13th straight double-double when the series shifts back to Utah for Game 3 on Saturday night.
News: Mitchell finished with just 11 points (5-19 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 0-2 FT), six assists, one rebound and two steals across 37 minutes during the Jazz's 118-98 loss to the Rockets in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Wednesday.
Impact: Mitchell had vowed to improve on a Game 1 performance during which he'd shot just 38.9 percent, but matters only worsened for him Wednesday. The second-year guard is now shooting just 32.6 percent through the first two games of the series, with only a solid assist total Wednesday preventing his night from being a total fantasy washout. Mitchell and the rest of his teammates will look to pick up their respective games significantly as the series shifts back to their home court for Game 3 on Saturday night.
News: Favors delivered 14 points (7-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt), 12 rebounds, three blocks and one steal across 22 minutes during the Jazz's 118-98 loss to the Rockets in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Wednesday.
Impact: Favors came through with one of two double-doubles for the Jazz on the night, joining frontcourt mate Rudy Gobert in accomplishing the feat. The veteran big has been highly efficient over the first two games of the series while shooting 63.1 percent. Favors is averaging 13.5 points and 9.0 rebounds across 23.0 minutes during that span, and he figures to continue playing an important complementary offensive role against a Houston team that struggles to limit scoring in the paint.
News: Rubio supplied 17 points (7-17 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine assists, four rebounds and four steals across 32 minutes during the Jazz's 118-98 loss to the Rockets in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Wednesday.
Impact: Rubio had the tough task of trying to defend James Harden for much of the night, a job at which he was unsuccessful the majority of the time. However, the veteran point guard's efforts on the other end of the floor were much more fruitful, as his scoring total led the Jazz's first unit during the loss. Rubio has been solid across the stat sheet to open the series, as he's averaging 16.0 points, 7.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals across 32.0 minutes over the first two games against the Rockets.
News: Sefolosha (hip) is available for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.
Impact: Sefolosha emerged from Game 1 on Sunday with soreness in his left hip. He's been cleared to play and will presumably receive close to the 15 minutes of workload he saw in Game 1.
News: Korver (knee) is listed as available for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.
Impact: As expected, Korver will be able to play Wednesday. He played just 10 minutes off the bench in Game 1, scoring two points and grabbing a single rebound.
News: Sefolosha is listed as questionable for Wednesday's Game 2 against the Rockets due to left hip soreness.
Impact: Sefolosha scored just three points in 15 minutes off the bench in Game 1 against Houston, and he emerged from the outing with some soreness in his left hip. The injury doesn't appear to be too serious, but Sefolosha will likely end up being a game-time decision Wednesday.
News: Korver is listed as probable for Wednesday's Game 2 against the Rockets with right knee soreness.
Impact: Korver played just 10 minutes off the bench in Game 1 against the Rockets and appears to have emerged from the contest with some knee issues. His spot on the injury report, however, appears to just be precautionary.
News: Gobert produced 22 points (8-10 FG, 6-6 FT), 12 rebounds, one assist, and one block in 34 minutes during Sunday's 122-90 loss to Houston.
Impact: Gobert was in the starting lineup as expected after missing the final game of the regular season with an ankle injury. He led the Jazz with 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting plus an impressive 6-of-6 from the free-throw line. Both he and Clint Capela had strong games and almost nullified each other's impact on both ends of the floor. Gobert and the Jazz are going to need to be much better on Wednesday if they hope to steal a game from the Rockets on their home court.
News: Rubio amassed 15 points (5-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six assists, three rebounds, and two steals in 32 minutes during Sunday's 122-90 loss to the Rockets.
Impact: Rubio, who had missed four of the last five games for the Jazz, was back in action Sunday, ending with 15 points in 32 minutes. He has been struggling with a slew of injuries across the backend of the season and although he was able to take his regular place in the starting lineup, he was unable to help the Jazz in avoiding a 32 point thumping. It appears as though he will be ready to go Wednesday but the threat of injury seems to be ever-present when it comes to the veteran point guard.
News: Favors ended with 13 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block in 24 minutes during Sunday's 122-90 loss to the Rockets.
Impact: Favors returned after missing the final regular season game due to rest, compiling 13 points and a full line in just 24 minutes. Favors actually missed five of the last six games for the Jazz and the limited playing time here is something to keep an eye on. Although the game was a blowout, the other starters all played at least 31 minutes. There is no word of the injury flaring up and it appears he should be ready to go for Game 2 on Wednesday.
News: Mitchell finished with 19 points (7-18 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five rebounds, and one steal in 35 minutes during Sunday's 122-90 loss to Houston.
Impact: Mitchell was back on the floor Sunday after missing the final regular season game due to a thoracic spasm. The injury was never considered serious although his efforts Sunday were certainly not at the level required if the Jazz are to go any further in the playoffs. He went just 7-of-18 from the field and failed to hand out a single assist. Game 2 is on Wednesday and he will need to be much better across as aspects of his game.
News: Neto (ankle) will play in Game 1 against the Rockets on Sunday, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Neto missed the final four games due to ankle soreness, but he managed to take part in Saturday's team practice and will be available off the bench Sunday. He averaged 5.2 points, 2.8 assists and 2.0 rebounds in his last five contests of the regular season.
News: Rubio (quad) has been cleared to play Sunday in Game 1 against Houston, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Rubio was considered probable after participating in Saturday's practice session, so this news is unsurprising. He should be available to play a full complement of minutes and will start Utah's first postseason contest.
News: Korver (knee) is available for Game 1 against the Rockets on Sunday, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Korver was considered a true game-time decision leading up to Sunday's series opener, but he evidently felt good in pregame warmups and will be available off the bench as per usual. He's averaging 5.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists over his previous five contests.
News: Mitchell (spasm) isn't listed on the injury report for Sunday's playoff contest against Houston.
Impact: As a precaution, Mitchell was inactive for the season finale against the Clippers due to a sudden thoracic spasm but is apparently all good to go. The Louisville product averaged 23.8 points, 4.2 assists and 4.1 rebounds during the regular season and will look to help extend his team's season deep into the playoffs this year.
News: Gobert (ankle) is not on the injury report ahead of Sunday's Game 1 against the Rockets, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Gobert missed Utah's regular-season finale due to an ankle injury, but he'll be good to go for Game 1. Against Houston this season, he's averaged 10.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 assists across 24.3 minutes.
News: Korver (knee) was a partial participant in Saturday's practice, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports. He is questionable for Sunday's Game 1 against the Rockets.
Impact: The Jazz will likely provide an additional update sometime before the game. If Korver is out, Royce O'Neale is a candidate to see extra minutes.
News: Neto (ankle) was a full participant in Saturday's practice, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports. He is Andy Larsen of KSL.com for Sunday's Game 1 against the Rockets.
Impact: This is a good sign for Neto potentially taking the court for Sunday's Game 1 against Houston. Since March, he's averaging 6.1 points, 3.0 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 14.3 minutes.
News: Rubio (quad) was a full participant in Saturday's practice, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports. He is probable for Sunday's Game 1 against the Rockets.
Impact: This is a good sign for Rubio's potential Game 1 availability against the Rockets. Since March, he's averaging 10.8 points, 6.5 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 24.1 minutes.
News: Korver (knee) did not practice Friday, Tony Jones of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Right knee soreness continues to plague Korver, who has been out since April 1. As of now, it doesn't appear he'll be ready for Sunday's Game 1 against the Rockets. The Jazz have not ruled him out yet, however.
News: Neto (ankle) went through portions of Friday's practice, Tony Jones of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Neto will get some more time to recover, as the Jazz don't play Game 1 against the Rockets until Sunday. With Ricky Rubio (quad) also a partial participant in practice, it's possible Utah deals with a depleted backcourt to start the playoffs.
News: Rubio (quad) was a partial participant in Friday's practice, Tony Jones of The Athletic reports.
Impact: The Jazz don't play until Sunday, so Rubio still has some time to get healthy ahead of Game 1 against the Rockets. More information may arrive Saturday. It's possible Rubio ends up as a game-time call.
News: Bradley had 15 points (7-12 FG, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds, two steals, two blocks, and one rebound in 24 minutes during Wednesday's 143-137 loss to the Clippers.
Impact: Bradley played just his third game of the season Wednesday, ending with a career-high 15 points and 10 rebounds. This was merely a case of the Jazz resting just about their entire roster and numbers like this are unlikely to repeat themselves anytime soon.
News: Niang produced 24 points (9-21 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, three assists, and one block in 40 minutes during Wednesday's 143-137 loss to the Clippers.
Impact: Niang played a whopping 40 minutes Wednesday, coming through with a career-best 24 points. The Jazz were either resting or limiting just about everyone which meant the fringe players were able to flaunt their wares. Niang has played at least 20 minutes in four straight games with varied success. He could feature in the rotation heading into the playoffs but is certainly well down in the pecking order in terms of overall fantasy value.
News: Udoh managed 14 points (5-7 FG, 4-6 FT), 13 rebounds, five assists, and four blocks in 29 minutes during Wednesday's 143-137 loss to the Clippers.
Impact: Udoh moved into the starting lineup with Rudy Gobert (rest) on the sidelines, finishing with 14 points and 13 rebounds to go with four blocked shots. Like a number of other players, Udoh is not going to see playing time like this again but he certainly demonstrated an ability to have value when moved into a significant role.
News: Allen amassed 40 points (11-30 FG, 5-13 3Pt, 13-14 FT), seven rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block in 41 minutes during Wednesday's 143-137 loss to the Clippers.
Impact: Allen went off for a career-high 40 points Wednesday, doing his best Donovan Mitchell impersonation in the process. He had career-best numbers across the board and anyone who streamed him in certainly got bang for their buck. Allen has a clear ability to score the ball but is unlikely to see this amount of playing time again anytime soon.
News: Crowder will start Wednesday's game against the Clippers, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Crowder will start in place of Derrick Favors on Wednesday. In 10 previous starts this year, Crowder's averaged 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 28.3 minutes.
News: Allen will get the start for the season finale Wednesday against the Clippers, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Allen appears to be in for a heavy workload Wednesday as Utah has a total of eight rotation players out for rest purposes. The rookie's averaging 4.6 points and 0.6 assists in 10.2 minutes across 37 games this season.
News: Udoh will start Wednesday's game against the Clippers, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Udoh will fill in for Rudy Gobert, who's out for rest purposes. In 50 appearances this year, Udoh's averaging 2.1 points and 1.5 rebounds in 5.8 minutes.
News: Favors, due to return from injury management, won't play Wednesday against the Clippers, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Favors will get the day off on the second half of a back-to-back set after missing four straight games due to a back injury. Jae Crowder and Thabo Sefolosha should benefit from his absence.
News: Neto (ankle) will not play in Wednesday's season finale against the Clippers, Andy Larsen of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Neto will join a number of Jazz regulars on the sideline Wednesday, as he'll miss his fourth straight game with a sore ankle to conclude the regular season.
News: Korver (knee) is out Wednesday against the Clippers, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Right knee soreness will keep the veteran out for a sixth straight matchup. It's unclear if he'll be ready for the playoffs this weekend.
News: Rubio (quad) will not play in Wednesday's season finale against the Clippers, Andy Larsen of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Rubio is nursing a bruised quad, and the Jazz will play it safe as they head into the postseason. A number of other Utah regulars will be sidelined, including Raul Neto and Donovan Mitchell, so expect Grayson Allen to see extended run in the backcourt.
News: Mitchell is out Wednesday against the Clippers due to a thoracic spasm, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Upper back spasms will prevent the sophomore from playing in Utah's final regular-season contest. There's nothing to suggest the injury is serious, and the initial expectation is that he'll be ready for the postseason.
News: Gobert will not play in Wednesday's season finale against the Clippers, Andy Larsen of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: The Jazz are listing Gobert with a "left ankle soreness" designation, but it's essentially a rest day for the big man, who will join Donovan Mitchell, Kyle Korver, Derrick Favors, Ricky Rubio and Raul Neto in street clothes.
News: Ingles had 10 points (4-8 FG, 2-6 3Pt), 13 assists, six rebounds, and one steal in 35 minutes during Tuesday's 118-108 victory over Denver.
Impact: Ingles impressive passing game was on show once again Tuesday, handing out 13 assists in the 10 point victory over the Nuggets. He has now had at least seven dimes in seven of his past eight games, hitting multiple three-pointers in all eight games. The Jazz are locked in as the five seed meaning Wednesday's game could see a number of players given the night off.
News: Favors totaled 16 points (7-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), seven rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 22 minutes during Tuesday's 118-108 victory over the Nuggets.
Impact: Favors made his return after missing four games due to a back issue, finishing with 16 points in 22 minutes. The low playing time was likely by design and the fact he made it through the game unscathed is certainly a positive. He has quietly had a fantastic season and has generally been injury free throughout. He is not the player he was only a few years ago but is definitely a serviceable asset across most competitive formats.
News: Mitchell finished with 46 points (14-26 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 13-16 FT), seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals in 36 minutes during Tuesday's 118-108 victory over the Nuggets.
Impact: Mitchell matched his season-high with 46 points in Tuesday's impressive victory, ensuring the Jazz will now face the Trail Blazers in the first round of the playoffs. Mitchell was coming off an inefficient night against the Lakers on Sunday but managed to turn things around in a masterful performance. The Jazz were without Ricky Rubio (quad) but it appears that he should be fine for the postseason. The Jazz will fancy their chances heading into the matchup with the Trail Blazers, however, Mitchell is going to need to be at his best.
News: Favors (back) is available for Tuesday's tilt against the Nuggets.
Impact: Favors will return from a four game absence due to back spasms. The Jazz are likely trying to get him some run before the playoffs start, so they could opt to ease him back into the swing of things.
News: Korver (knee) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Nuggets, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Korver will miss his fifth straight game as he continues to deal with right knee soreness. The Jazz will likely continue to be cautious with Korver, as there are just two regular season games left. His next opportunity to play will be Wednesday against the Clippers, and he should be considered questionable for that game at this time.
News: Rubio (quad) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against Denver, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Rubio has missed two of the last three contests due to a quad bruise, and he could very well remain out for the last game of the regular season Wednesday against the Clippers. An update on his status should surface priot to Wednesday's tip, although Grayson Allen and Naz Mitrou-Long should get some looks at point guard with Rubio on the shelf.
News: Neto (ankle) won't play Tuesday against Denver, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Neto is slated to miss his third straight contest due to ankle soreness. He'll have one last chance to return this season Wednesday against the Clippers.
News: Favors (back) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Favors has missed the past four games dealing with back spasms. Utah will likely be very cautious in their handling of Favors, as there is just two regular season games left before the playoffs start. More information on his status should come out following the teams morning activities.
News: Sefolosha posted 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-6 3Pt), five steals, four rebounds and two assists across 25 minutes in Sunday's 113-109 loss to the Lakers.
Impact: Sefolosha played the thief on the defensive end on Sunday with a season-high five steals. Throughout his 12-year career, Sefolosha has been a solid multi-category contributor off the bench. While injuries continue to plague him as he gets older, he can be a difference-maker in a reserve role when healthy.
News: Niang turned in 16 points (6-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), two rebounds, an assist, a steal and a blocked shot across 27 minutes in Sunday's 113-109 loss to the Lakers.
Impact: Although Thabo Sefolosha started for Derrick Favors (back), Niang slid right into the action with the second unit. Niang doesn't see enough time to have a significant impact for the Jazz as he is usually buried on the depth chart, but is a candidate for more time as long as Favors is sidelined.
News: Mitchell converted 19 points (5-17 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 7-8 FT), five assists, two rebounds and two steals across 37 minutes in Sunday's 113-109 loss to the Lakers.
Impact: It was a lackluster game by Mitchell's standards on Sunday, as he only managed to convert 29.4 percent of his shots. With Ricky Rubio unavailable, ball distribution fell to Mitchell and he only collected five assists on the night.
News: Gobert turned in 21 points (8-11 FG, 5-8 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots across 36 minutes in Sunday's 113-109 loss to the Lakers.
Impact: With Derrick Favors (back) out of the lineup, Gobert had a heavier load to carry against the Lakers and put up excellent numbers despite the loss. This loss will make it difficult for Utah to move up in the playoff seeding, but Gobert will be a crucial component to their postseason success.
News: Sefolosha will start at power forward in Sunday's game against the Lakers.
Impact: Sefolosha will be getting his second start in the last three games while Derrick Favors (back) is still out. Sefolosha has played at least 23 minutes in each of the last three games, so while Favors is out, expect him to continue seeing extended action in the frontcourt.
News: Crowder (quad) will play Sunday against Los Angeles, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Crowder will be ready to roll despite suffering a quad injury Friday night. He's started each of his previous two contests, although the Jazz have yet to announce their starting lineup for Sunday night.
News: Crowder (quad) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lakers, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Crowder started and played 17 minutes in Friday's game against the Kings but is not yet fully clear of the quad injury. The 28-year-old seems likely to enter the starting lineup if available to play.
News: Neto (ankle) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lakers, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Neto has been dealing with ankle soreness and will miss his second consecutive contest. Grayson Allen figures to see increased minutes with Ricky Rubio (quadriceps) also sidelined.
News: Korver (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lakers, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Korver will miss his fourth straight game due to right knee soreness in a likely attempt to get healthy for the playoffs. The Jazz finish the regular season Tuesday and Wednesday against the Nuggets and Clippers, respectively.
News: Favors (back) will not play against the Lakers on Sunday, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Favors will miss his fourth straight game as he continues to battle back spasms. Utah will likely remain cautious with the 27-year-old for the final two games of the regular season coming Tuesday and Wednesday.
News: Rubio (quadriceps) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lakers, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Rubio exited Friday's game with a quad bruise and won't be ready to go for Sunday. The 28-year-old should be considered questionable for Tuesday and Wednesday as the Jazz finish the season with a back-to-back against the Nuggets and Clippers, respectively.
News: Allen finished with 23 points (10-14 FG, 3-4 3Pt), two assists, one steal and one block across 26 minutes in the Jazz's win over the Kings on Friday.
Impact: Just two nights removed from a career-high 14 points scoring effort, Allen generated a new career high with 23 points in Friday's win. The Jazz blew out their opponent for the second night in a row, allowing Allen to see some extended action. With a matchup against the hapless Lakers on tap Sunday, don't be surprised to see Allen play at least 20 minutes if the Jazz take over early.
News: Mitchell totaled 23 points (9-19 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), nine assists, five rebounds and a steal across 32 minutes in the Jazz's win over the Kings on Friday.
Impact: Mitchell turned in an impressive all-around stat line on Friday, leading the Jazz to a seventh consecutive win. He's averaged an impressive 28.0 points, 6.3 assists, 4.5 boards and 1.3 steals over his last four games, and he's sure to stay aggressive with the Jazz only one game out of the fourth seed in the Western Conference.
News: Gobert finished with 17 points (6-10 FG, 5-8 FT), 11 rebounds, four blocks, three steals and an assist across 29 minutes in the Jazz's win over the Kings on Friday.
Impact: Gobert produced his usual double-double in Friday's win and added some impressive defensive numbers as well. He's almost a lock for double-digit points and boards every night, and he's swatted 3.4 shots per game over his last seven contests.
News: Ingles finished with 17 points (5-12 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 2-4 FT), seven assists, four rebounds and a steal across 28 minutes in the Jazz's win over the Kings on Friday.
Impact: Ingles had the hot hand once again, nailing five triples in Friday's win and adding solid numbers across the stat sheet. Over his last four games, Ingles has produced 19.3 points, 7.3 assists and 4.8 boards on 57.4 percent shooting from the floor and a blistering 57.6 percent from three with 19 buckets from beyond the arc.
News: Rubio has been ruled out for the remainder of Friday's game due to a quadriceps bruise, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Rubio just can't catch a break, as he had just returned to action following a hamstring injury. He registered four points (1-1 FG, 2-4 FT) and two rebounds over five minutes prior to exiting.
News: Crowder (quad) is starting Friday's matchup against the Kings, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: No surprise here, as Crowder was listed as probable after going through shootaround Friday morning. He'll join the first unit for his second consecutive start.
News: Rubio (hamstring) is available for Friday's game against the Kings, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Rubio will be good to go after battling through a hamstring injury earlier in the week. He's averaging 15.4 points, 6.6 dimes and 2.8 rebounds over his previous five games.
News: Neto (ankle) won't play Friday against Sacramento, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Neto will be kept out of the contest due to ankle soreness. Grayson Allen figures to serve as the backup point guard as a result.
News: Crowder (quad) is probable Friday against the Kings.
Impact: Morning shootaround apparently went well for Crowder, who has been upgraded to probable from questionable. Since March, he's averaging 11.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals in 26.9 minutes.
News: Neto is considered questionable for Friday's game against the Kings due to ankle soreness, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Neto put up 10 points in Wednesday's clash with the Suns, but he evidently came away with a minor ankle issue following the contest. The team should have a better idea on his availability after he goes through morning shootaround.
News: Rubio (hamstring) is questionable for Friday's game against Sacramento, Tony Jones of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Rubio was held out of Wednesday's matchup with Phoenix due to hamstring soreness, and his availability for Friday will likely depend on how he feels in shootaround or pregame warmups. Expect an update on his status closer to tipoff.
News: Crowder (quadriceps) will be a game-time call for Friday's game against the Kings, Tony Jones of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Crowder missed Wednesday's matchup after being tagged as probable, so Utah is hopeful that he'll manage to return to the court with just four games remaining before the postseason. The team should provide an update on his status following morning shootaround.
News: Favors (back) is out Friday against the Kings, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Favors will miss another contest due to back spasms, his third straight absence. The injury doesn't appear to be overly serious, however, and Utah is likely ensuring that it's starting power forward will be healthy for the postseason. Favors will have three more chances to suit up during the regular season, with his next chance coming Sunday against the Lakers.
News: Korver (knee) has been ruled out for Friday's game against Sacramento, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Korver will miss his third straight contest due to right knee soreness, likely in an effort to make sure he's healthy for the first round of the playoffs. Utah has a handle on the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference with just four games remaining on the regular-season schedule.
News: Neto offered 10 points (3-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four assists, two rebounds and one block across 21 minutes in the Jazz's 118-97 win over the Suns on Wednesday.
Impact: Neto had logged 13 minutes against the Hornets on Monday after clearing the concussion protocol, but his playing time saw a nice spike in the blowout win. The 26-year-old's minutes have typically been in the teens now that Dante Exum (knee) has suffered another season-ending injury, and Neto is averaging 5.3 points (on 46.0 percent shooting), 2.5 assists and 1.7 rebounds across 12.8 minutes over 37 games for the campaign.
News: Allen pitched in 14 points (6-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt), three rebounds and one block across 19 minutes in the Jazz's 118-97 win over the Suns on Wednesday.
Impact: The rookie saw extended playing time in the blowout victory, which he parlayed into a career-high scoring total. Allen hadn't seen more than 17 minutes since Jan. 30, as his role off the bench has typically been minimal. Wednesday's spike in opportunity thus appears to simply have been a product of circumstance, and he's likely to return to his abbreviated role as the season winds down.
News: Gobert mustered 17 points (7-9 FG, 3-5 FT), 13 rebounds, three assists and five blocks across 36 minutes in the Jazz's 118-97 win over the Suns on Wednesday.
Impact: Gobert continued his season-long domination of the Suns, one that was further facilitated Wednesday by the absence of Deandre Ayton (ankle). The Stifle Tower exploited his three-inch height advantage on fill-in Richaun Holmes to post his seventh consecutive double-double, as well as his sixth straight multi-block game. As those numbers indicate, Gobert remains a virtual lock for production across the stat sheet each night as the fantasy postseason unfolds.
News: Ingles netted 27 points (10-13 FG, 6-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT), eight assists and five rebounds across 35 minutes in the Jazz's 118-97 win over the Suns on Wednesday.
Impact: Ingles was on fire from the field throughout the night, checking in only behind Donovan Mitchell in scoring during the contest. The veteran Aussie has opened April blistering hot, as he's now drained 71.4 percent of his 21 attempts through the first pair of contests of the month. Ingles is keeping up his numbers in both rebounds and assists as well, and he closed out March with back-to-back contests with double-digit dimes.
News: Mitchell generated 29 points (9-19 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 7-7 FT), six assists and five rebounds across 35 minutes in the Jazz's 118-97 win over the Suns on Wednesday.
Impact: Mitchell exploited the Suns' vulnerable defense, especially from three-point range. The 2017 first-round pick put together back-to-back clunkers versus this same Phoenix squad and the Lakers near the end of March, but he's bounced back to shoot between 47.1 and 56.5 percent over the last three games, including 57.9 percent from behind the arc.
News: O'Neale will get the start for Wednesday's game against Phoenix, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: O'Neale will start in place of Ricky Rubio, who's out with a tight right hamstring. So far this season, O'Neale's parlayed 12 previous starts into averages of 9.5 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 31.9 minutes.
News: Rubio won't play in Wednesday's game against the Suns due to tightness in his right hamstring.
Impact: It's unclear when the injury popped up for Rubio, who was a late scratch Wednesday. The injury doesn't appear to be too serious, and with just five games remaining before the playoffs, it's reasonable to think that the move may have more to do with finding rest for Rubio. Royce O'Neale is slated to get the start in place of Rubio, with Donovan Mitchell taking over point guard duties.
News: Sefolosha will get the start in Wednesday's game against the Suns, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Sefolosha will receive his first start of the season, taking over at power forward in place of Derrick favors, who's out with a back injury. In 45 appearances this year, Sefolosha's averaging 3.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in 11.0 minutes.
News: Crowder (quadriceps) will be held out of Wednesday's game with the Suns, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Crowder will miss his first game after bruising his right quadriceps in Monday's game against the Hornets. Look for Thabo Sefolosha to see increased run in Crowder's absence.
News: Korver (knee) is out Wednesday against the Suns, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Right knee soreness will prevent Korver from playing in a second straight game. Royce O'Neale could see extra usage as a result.
News: Favors (back) is out Wednesday against the Suns, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Favors will miss a second straight game Wednesday's while working through back spasms. Jae Crowder (knee) figures to draw another start.
News: Crowder (Quadriceps) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Suns, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: It appears as though Crowder is dealing with a bruised right quadricep and could need a game off or two to recover. Especially with the postseason nearing, the Jazz may elect to rest their rotation player in Wednesday's contest in order to get him healthy enough for their playoff run.