Utah Jazz Player News: Last 7 days, All Positions

News: Neto (concussion) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Rockets, Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Neto is still going through the league's concussion protocol and will miss his fourth straight contest Monday. He should be considered questionable to return Wednesday when the Jazz kick off a back-to-back set against the Thunder and Spurs.
News: Favors (concussion) is questionable for Monday's game against the Rockets, Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Favors was placed in the NBA's concussion protocol Saturday and likely must be free of concussion-like symptoms by Monday morning before he can be cleared to play. Expect an update following the team's shootaround in the morning, and if Favors is ultimately ruled out, Epke Udoh would be line to see more minutes in the frontcourt.
News: Udoh finished with nine points (4-6 FG, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, six blocks, three assists and three blocks in 32 minutes during Saturday's 109-100 loss to the Cavaliers.
Impact: Udoh received the start on Saturday with Rudy Gobert (knee) and Derrick Favors (eye) both out. While he was only able to score nine points, he added a collective nine defensive stats as well as seven rebounds. Gobert is going to miss about a month of action, however, Favors could return as soon as Monday against Houston, which could send Udoh back to the bench. He is only worth a look as a streaming option if you are in need of blocks.
News: Mitchell tallied 26 points (11-16 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 102 FT), two rebounds, one assist and one steal across 36 minutes during Saturday's 109-100 loss to Cleveland.
Impact: Mitchell was fantastic again in a losing effort, scoring 26 points on only 16 shot attempts. He continues to be a shining light for the Jazz, eclipsing the 20 points barrier for the eighth time in the last 10 games. With Rudy Gobert (knee) set to miss another month of action, Mitchell is going to see his offensive skills called on a lot more, and he should continue to be an elite scorer moving forward.
News: Rodney Hood scored 11 points Saturday on 3-of-9 shooting as the Utah Jazz lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-100. Hood grabbed one rebound and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -13 in his 26:22 on the floor. He added one steal. Hood went 3 of 6 from behind the arc.
Impact: Hood has shot it well since coming back from an ankle injury, having gone 10 of 17 from 3-point range while averaging 14.3 points in three games upon coming back. The perimeter threat was averaging 17.7 points per game prior to being sidelined, but may have a hard time reaching that number now that Donovan Mitchell has emerged as Utah's go-to scorer.
News: Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points Saturday on 11-of-16 shooting as the Utah Jazz lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-100. Mitchell grabbed two rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +2 in his 36:23 of playing time. He added one steal. Mitchell went 3 of 6 from behind the arc.
Impact: The rookie has been carrying the Jazz offensively for several weeks now, and that doesn't figure to change with Rudy Gobert once again facing an extended absence. Unless he suddenly wears down, Mitchell stands a good chance of maintaining the 24.5 points, four assists and 3.4 treys he's averaged over his last 11 games.
News: Joe Ingles scored nine points Saturday, going 3 of 7 from the field, as the Utah Jazz fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-100. Ingles grabbed six rebounds and had nine assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -2 in his 33:56 of playing time. Ingles went 3 of 7 from behind the arc.
Impact: Ingles has now canned three or more triples in seven of his last nine games, a stretch in which he's 27 of 62 (43.5 percent) from 3-point range. The valuable wing still doesn't excel in any other category, but the 11.3 points, 4.9 assists and 4.3 rebounds he's averaged during that nine-game run still proves useful.
News: Ekpe Udoh scored nine points Saturday on 4-of-6 shooting as the Utah Jazz fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-100. Udoh grabbed seven rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +1 in his 32:43 on the floor. He added six blocks and three steals.
Impact: With both Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors sidelined, Udoh received his first start of the season and responded by matching a career high for blocks. The former Warriors lottery pick should have a regular spot in the rotation with Gobert out multiple weeks, but likely won't make a consistent fantasy impact if he's backing up Favors.
News: Ricky Rubio scored six points Saturday, going 2 of 9 from the field, as the Utah Jazz lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-100. Rubio grabbed four rebounds and dished out four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -6 in his 25:13 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Rubio went 2 of 4 from behind the arc.
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News: Alec Burks scored three points Saturday, going 1 of 6 from the field, as the Utah Jazz fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-100. Burks grabbed three rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -11 in his 10:15 of playing time. He added one steal.
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News: Joe Johnson scored eight points Saturday, going 4 of 12 from the field, as the Utah Jazz lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-100. Johnson pulled down one rebound and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -1 in his 29:30 on the floor.
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News: Thabo Sefolosha scored 12 points Saturday, going 4 of 6 from the field, as the Utah Jazz lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-100. Sefolosha pulled down five rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -8 in his 18:30 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Sefolosha went 2 of 2 from 3-point range.
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News: Jonas Jerebko scored four points Saturday on 1-of-5 shooting as the Utah Jazz fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-100. Jerebko grabbed five rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -10 in his 15:17 on the floor. He added one block and one steal.
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News: Royce O'Neale scored 12 points Saturday on 4-of-5 shooting as the Utah Jazz lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-100. O'Neale pulled down four rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +3 in his 11:51 of playing time. O'Neale went 4 of 5 from 3-point range.
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News: Favors (eye) was placed in the league's concussion protocol Saturday, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Favors, who was ruled out Saturday after suffering a facial laceration Friday against the Celtics, showed concussion-like symptoms during pre-game warmups, prompting his placement in the protocol. It's unclear if he'll be forced to miss multiple games at this point, but if so, look for Ekpe Udoh and Joe Johnson to continue to benefit from increased minutes.
News: Udoh will start Saturday's game against Cleveland.
Impact: With Derrick Favors (eye) and Rudy Gobert (knee) both out, the Jazz will start Udoh at center and go small with Joe Johnson at power forward. Expect Udoh to see a rather drastic increase in minutes, as he's the closest thing the Jazz currently have to a true center. Rookie Tony Bradley will be available off the bench, but he's yet to play more than garbage-time minutes at the NBA level.
News: Johnson will start Saturday's game against Cleveland.
Impact: With both Rudy Gobert (knee) and Derrick Favors (eye) sidelined, the Jazz will get creative and go with a smaller lineup featuring Ekpe Udoh, Johnson and Joe Ingles up front. The veteran played in his first game in a month-and-a-half Friday in Boston and finished with three points and three rebounds in 15 minutes of action.
News: Favors (eye) will not play Saturday against the Cavaliers, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.
Impact: Already without Rudy Gobert (knee), the Jazz will now be down another starter, leaving them quite shorthanded in the frontcourt. As a result, Ekpe Udoh should be in position for increased minutes, and little-used rookie Tony Bradley could also be thrust into action. Favors departed Friday's win over Boston with a facial laceration after logging 12 minutes.
News: Donovan Mitchell scored 17 points Friday, going 6 of 18 from the field, as the Utah Jazz topped the Boston Celtics 107-95. Mitchell grabbed five rebounds and had nine assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +12 in his 36:39 on the floor. Mitchell went 2 of 5 from 3-point range.
Impact: The rookie recorded a season high in assists to help offset a poor shooting night. Mitchell remains a must-start in all fantasy formats.
News: Rodney Hood scored 17 points Friday on 6-of-14 shooting as the Utah Jazz topped the Boston Celtics 107-95. Hood grabbed five rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -3 in his 30:14 on the floor. He added one block and one steal. Hood went 4 of 7 from 3-point range.
Impact: Hood nearly hit his season average in just his second game back after missing more than two weeks with an ankle problem. It's safe to get him back in your regular fantasy lineup.
News: Joe Ingles scored 12 points Friday, going 4 of 7 from the field, as the Utah Jazz defeated the Boston Celtics 107-95. Ingles pulled down eight rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +12 in his 37:42 of playing time. Ingles went 4 of 6 from 3-point range.
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News: Alec Burks scored eight points Friday, going 2 of 7 from the field, as the Utah Jazz topped the Boston Celtics 107-95. Burks pulled down seven rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +6 in his 19:22 of playing time. He tacked on one steal.
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News: Jonas Jerebko scored 17 points Friday, going 6 of 8 from the field, as the Utah Jazz topped the Boston Celtics 107-95. Jerebko grabbed seven rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +8 in his 24:18 of playing time. He added one block and two steals. Jerebko went 2 of 3 from 3-point range.
Impact: Jerebko scored a season high as he got extra playing time after injuries forced Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert out of the game. It appears Gobert could miss some time, so Jerebko could continue to get more game action.
News: Ricky Rubio scored 22 points Friday, going 10 of 15 from the field, as the Utah Jazz topped the Boston Celtics 107-95. Rubio pulled down seven rebounds and dished out five assists, tallying a plus-minus of +15 in his 33:41 of playing time before fouling out. He added one steal. Rubio went 1 of 2 from 3-point range.
Impact: It was Rubio's second-highest scoring game of the season. He's scored in double figures in four straight games after totaling just 11 points in his first three games of December.
News: Ekpe Udoh scored five points Friday, going 2 of 4 from the field, as the Utah Jazz topped the Boston Celtics 107-95. Udoh grabbed nine rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +12 in his 28:51 on the floor. He added one block and one steal.
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News: Joe Johnson scored three points Friday, going 1 of 3 from the field, as the Utah Jazz defeated the Boston Celtics 107-95. Johnson pulled down three rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of 0 in his 14:57 of playing time.
Impact: Johnson returned to game action for the first time since Oct. 30. He missed 21 straight games while dealing with a right wrist injury. It doesn't appear the veteran will be a fantasy option going forward.
News: Favors (eye) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Cavaliers.
Impact: There was some indication earlier that Favors was trending more towards probable, but that doesn't seem to be the case. If he ends up missing the contest, Jonas Jerebko and Ekpe Udoh are strong candidates to see additional run.
News: Bradley was recalled from the G-League on Saturday.
Impact: The rookie out of North Carolina hasn't been a factor at the NBA level this season, and while that's likely to continue, he'll rejoin the Jazz in the wake of Rudy Gobert's knee injury. With Gobert out for the next month, Bradley could see a few more opportunities, though that wasn't necessarily the case when Gobert missed 11 games earlier in the season.
News: Gobert (knee) has been diagnosed with a sprained PCL in his left knee and a bone bruise in his tibia and is expected to miss roughly a month, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.
Impact: Gobert departed Friday's game against the Celtics early in the first quarter after teammate Derrick Favors inadvertently rolled into his knee. While initial X-rays came back negative, a subsequent MRI revealed the PCL sprain and bone bruise, the combination of which will sideline Gobert for the next several weeks. Gobert already missed a chunk of time earlier this season with a bone bruise in his right knee, and Friday marked his sixth game back from that injury. Going forward, expect the Jazz to return to a smaller lineup with Derrick Favors at center, and players like Jonas Jerebko, Ekpe Udoh and Thabo Sefolosha picking up increased minutes at the four.
News: Neto (concussion) will not play Saturday against the Cavaliers, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Neto continues to deal with a concussion, and Saturday will mark his third consecutive absence. Consider the backup point guard questionable to play Monday in Houston.
News: Favors (head) is probable for Saturday's contest against the Cavaliers, Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Favors left Friday's game against the Celtics and received six stitches for a cut on his face. Though dealing with some pain, Favors will most likely suit up for Saturday's contest. A final determination on his status will emerge as the team ramps up their activity throughout the day leading up to tipoff.
News: Gobert suffered a Grade 1 MCL sprain in his left knee during Friday's game against the Celtics, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Impact: Gobert went down early in the first quarter after teammate Derrick Favors (face) awkwardly rolled onto his leg. It is not the same knee that kept him sidelined for 11 games earlier this season with a bone bruise, and X-Rays came back negative. The big man is without a timetable to return at this time, but he is expected to undergo an MRI Saturday, which should offer a clearer recovery timeline. Favors (face) slid to center during Gobert's original absence, while Jonas Jerebko played power forward, and both figure to benefit from Gobert's absence.
News: Favors has been placed on the concussion protocol and his status for Monday at Houston is uncertain.
Impact: Favors left Friday night's game at Boston after taking an incidental elbow from Jaylen Brown on the left eye with 4:06 left in the second quarter. He needed six stitches, and coach Quin Snyder said he passed the league's concussion protocol. Favors came in averaging 12.3 points and 6.7 rebounds, but he failed to score in double figures in four of the previous five games.
News: Gobert is expected to miss a month with a sprained PCL and a left tibia bone bruise, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.
Impact: Gobert left Friday's game in Boston with a left knee injury when he fell over teammate Derrick Favors vying for a rebound just 1:49 into the contest. Injuries are starting to become a theme with the promising big man, who had been playing in just his sixth game after missing 11 with a right tibia contusion. He came in averaging just 8.2 points while pulling down 9.0 rebounds since returning to action.
News: Favors will not return to Friday's game against the Celtics after receiving six stitches for a facial laceration, Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune
Impact: Favors was cleared of a concussion, which bodes well for his status going forward. Both he and fellow big man Rudy Gobert (knee) were knocked out of Friday's game with injuries, so the Jazz are thin in their frontcourt at the moment. Gobert's status looks unlikely for Saturday's game against the Cavaliers, so Favors could be in line for a bigger role if he is able to recover in time for the contest.
News: Gobert will not return to Friday's game against the Celtics after suffering a left knee injury, David Locke of the Jazz Radio Network reports.
Impact: The injury occurred early in the first quarter after teammate Derrick Favors rolled on Gobert's leg. The severity of the injury is unknown at this time, as the Jazz will likely need to run more tests on the big mans' knee. His status for Saturday's game against the Cavaliers does not look good at the moment, but expect an update once the team provides more information on the situation.
News: Gobert was helped to the locker room during Friday's game against the Celtics after Derrick Favors rolled into his knee, David Locke of the Jazz Radio Network reports.
Impact: Locke also mentioned that Gobert seemed to be moving better the more he walked, so it doesn't seem to be serious at the moment. He should be considered questionable to return, with more information on his status likely emerging at some point during the game.
News: Neto (concussion) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Celtics, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Neto will miss his third straight games as he continues to work his way through the league's concussion protocol. In his absence, Donovan Mitchell and Alec Burks are expected to continue to be the primary ball-handlers when starter Ricky Rubio is on the bench.
News: Johnson (wrist) is available to play in Friday's game against the Celtics, Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Johnson has missed the last 21 games due to a right wrist sprain, and he'll finally make his return Sunday in Boston. Johnson will likely have some limitations placed on him, although what those will exactly be likely won't be determined till after shootaround Sunday morning. For now, Johnson's return could eat into minutes off Rodney Hood and Alec Burks off the bench, but his fit in the rotation will become more clear once he is given a full dose of minutes.
News: Ricky Rubio scored 14 points Wednesday, going 6 of 12 from the field, as the Utah Jazz fell to the Chicago Bulls 103-100. Rubio pulled down six rebounds and dished out four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +3 in his 26:49 on the floor.
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News: Alec Burks scored 13 points Wednesday, going 6 of 13 from the field, as the Utah Jazz lost to the Chicago Bulls 103-100. Burks pulled down seven rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -13 in his 25:29 on the floor. Burks went 1 of 4 from 3-point range.
Impact: Burks has averaged 19.3 points over the last eight games for the Jazz.
News: Gobert finished with just six points while adding 11 rebounds, five blocks, and one assist in 26 minutes during Wednesday's 103-100 loss to the Bulls.
Impact: Gobert continues to work his way back from a knee injury, attempting just seven field goals in the loss. He has scored in double-figures in just one of his five games since returning but does have 11 blocks in that span. He was scoring more prior to going down, however, since then Donovan Mitchell has established himself as a legitimate scoring dynamo. Gobert is going to have to get used to playing next to Mitchell and should see his value climb over the next week or so.
News: Rudy Gobert scored six points Wednesday on 3-of-7 shooting as the Utah Jazz fell to the Chicago Bulls 103-100. Gobert pulled down 11 rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +14 in his 26:18 on the floor. He added five blocks.
Impact: Since missing 11 games, Gobert has averaged just 8.2 points in five games, but this was the second time since returning that he's pulled down double-digit boards.
News: Hood collected 15 points (four assists and two rebounds in 25 minutes during Wednesday's 103-100 loss to Chicago.
Impact: Hood returned from a seven-game absence, playing 25 minutes off the bench. He is likely to continue coming off the bench with Donovan Mitchell playing so well in the starting lineup, but this could even increase Hood's value. He will be the number one option in the second unit and should see close to 30 minutes a night. He holds value in most league formats and should be owned.
News: Mitchell finished with 32 points (15-26 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six assists, three rebounds, two steals and one block in 36 minutes during Wednesday's 103-100 loss to the Bulls.
Impact: Mitchell just keeps on rolling, leading the team once again with 32 points. He has now scored in double-figures in nine straight games, and more than 20 points in seven of those games. If Ben Simmons were not in the league, Mitchell would be a firm favorite for Rookie of the year honors. Even with Simmons playing otherworldly, Mitchell is still going to be in the discussion based on his current value.
News: Favors scored two points Wednesday on 1-of-3 shooting as the Utah Jazz fell to the Chicago Bulls 103-100. Favors grabbed 10 rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -11 in his 30:08 of playing time. He added two blocks.
Impact: Favors has averaged a weak 7.8 points in the last five games, so anybody who has them on their fantasy team can't be happy.
News: Mitchell scored 32 points Wednesday on 15-of-26 shooting as the Utah Jazz fell to the Chicago Bulls 103-100. Mitchell pulled down three rebounds and had six assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -5 in his 36:48 of playing time. He added one block and two steals. Mitchell went 1 of 7 from 3-point range.
Impact: Mitchell's third game of his rookie season with at least 31 points. All have come this month.
News: Joe Ingles scored six points Wednesday, going 2 of 7 from the field, as the Utah Jazz fell to the Chicago Bulls 103-100. Ingles grabbed eight rebounds and dished out five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +15 in his 31:12 of playing time. Ingles went 2 of 5 from behind the arc.
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News: Thabo Sefolosha scored three points Wednesday on 1-of-4 shooting as the Utah Jazz lost to the Chicago Bulls 103-100. Sefolosha did not grab a rebound but dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +2 in his 16:13 of playing time. Sefolosha went 1 of 3 from 3-point range.
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News: Jonas Jerebko scored nine points Wednesday, going 3 of 7 from the field, as the Utah Jazz fell to the Chicago Bulls 103-100. Jerebko grabbed one rebound and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -12 in his 19:16 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Jerebko went 1 of 4 from 3-point range.
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News: Jerebko (illness) will play during Wednesday's matchup against the Bulls, David Locke of the Jazz Radio Network reports.
Impact: Jerebko has seemingly shaken off his illness and will be available Wednesday. He's seen an expanded role over the past 14 contests, posting 8.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, making him a fantasy option in DFS and deeper, year-long formats.
News: Johnson (wrist) will not play during Wednesday's game against the Bulls, David Locke of the Jazz Radio Network reports.
Impact: Johnson will miss his 21st consecutive game Wednesday as he continues to work his way back from a right wrist sprain. There was some hope he would be available, but he's still apparently experiencing too much discomfort to see the floor.
News: Hood (ankle) believes he'll be on a minutes restriction for Wednesday's game against the Bulls, but is unsure about the actual minute count, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Hood will be returning Wednesday from a seven-game absence due to ankle soreness. With his return, Donovan Mitchell and Alec Burks could both see downticks in workload, though the shift likely won't be too dramatic in this first game back considering Hood will probably be limited. More information on the minutes restriction may emerge closer to tipoff, but the situation certainly makes Hood a risky DFS play.
News: Johnson (wrist) is a game-time decision for Wednesday's contest against the Bulls, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Johnson has been sidelined for the past 20 games while recovering from a right wrist sprain. He was questionable heading into Wednesday, which hasn't changed following the team's morning shootaround. Even when he does return, he'll likely continue to have a minimal role in the team's gameplan, considering the emergence of both Donovan Mitchell and Alec Burks in his absence. As a result, he could end up playing more reserve minutes behind starting power forward Derrick Favors to help provide floor spacing at the position.
News: Neto (concussion) will be sidelined for Wednesday's game against the Bulls, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: As expected, Neto will be in street clothes Wednesday as he continues to work his way through the NBA's mandated concussion protocol. In his stead, Donovan Mitchell and Alec Burks will seemingly continue to see backup point guard run behind starter Ricky Rubio.
News: Jerebko has come down with an illness and is probable for Wednesday's game against the Bulls, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: The illness doesn't seem to be too serious, as the team is anticipating him likely taking the floor Wednesday. That said, he'll likely see how he feels going through that day's morning shootaround before another update is made available. Jerebko has seen an expanded role over the past 14 games, averaging 21.3 minutes per game and posting 8.2 points and 4.6 rebounds.
News: Neto (concussion) is doubtful for Wednesday's tilt against the Bulls, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Neto took a blow to the head during Saturday's game against the Bucks and remains in the league's mandated concussion protocol. More information on his status should be available following Wednesday's morning shootaround.
News: Johnson (wrist) is questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Bulls, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Johnson has missed the past 20 games while nursing a right wrist sprain. But, he went through limited portions of Monday's practice, which is the first encouraging news we've heard about the veteran since the injury. As a result, he's being considered questionable for Wednesday's contest, though may now have a hard time finding a role considering the emergence of Donovan Mitchell and Alec Burks in his absence. Prior to getting hurt, he was seeing 19.1 minutes per contest. More information on his status should be available following Wednesday's morning shootaround.
News: Hood (ankle) will play during Wednesday's contest against the Bulls, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
Impact: Hood has missed seven consecutive contests due to left ankle soreness, but has progressed enough in his recovery to take the floor Wednesday. It's unclear at the moment if he'll be under a minutes restriction. That information will likely come after Wednesday's morning shootaround. As a result of Hood's return, Donovan Mitchell and Alec Burks could see downticks in workload. But, both have exceeded expectation in Hood's absence, so they may have earned themselves more playing time than they were garnering before. The Jazz's backcourt minutes are certainly worth monitoring in all formats.
News: Neto (concussion) was held out of Monday's practice, Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Neto was hit in the head during Saturday's game against the Bucks, eventually exiting the contest with concussion symptoms. He's still working his way through the league-mandated protocol and will likely need to go through a controlled practice Tuesday in order to be cleared ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Bulls. For now, consider Neto highly questionable for that contest.
News: Johnson (wrist) participated in the non-contact portions of Monday's practice, Kyle Goon of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: This is the first encouraging sign from Johnson since he was diagnosed with tendon instability in his right wrist, as it's the first report of him practicing since he was sidelined on Oct. 31. Given that it's still non-contact, it seems safe to say that Johnson won't return for Tuesday's game in Chicago, but it looks like the veteran swingman is close to being back to full health.
News: Hood (ankle) went through a non-contact practice Monday, Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Hood has missed seven straight games while dealing with left ankle soreness, but finally appears to be nearing the end of his recovery. While it's certainly encouraging that he's progressed to non-contact work, Hood will still likely need to be upgraded to a full participant at practice Tuesday in order to get the green light to play Wednesday against the Bulls. That said, another update is expected to be provided following Tuesday's practice, which should give us a better indication for whether or not Hood will be cleared.