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Ekpe Udoh | Center/Forward | #33

Team: Utah Jazz
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/20/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Baylor
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (6) / GS
Contract: view contract details

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Ekpe Udoh finished scoreless with three rebounds and a blocked shot across 12 minutes on Saturday against the Nets.
Even with Rudy Gobert (knee) sidelined, Udoh didn't see a major uptick in minutes or a bigger role than he normally does. Unless you need a cheap source of blocked shots in deeper fantasy leagues there is really no reason to bother with Udoh. Nov 12 - 1:03 AM

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Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Ekpe Udoh blocked four more shots on Tuesday vs. the Clippers, finishing with one point, two rebounds and three assists in 15 minutes.

If you're wondering why Derrick Favors hasn't been getting the backup center minutes, it's because Udoh has been terrific off the bench. He's only going to see minutes in the teens while Rudy Gobert is healthy, but he does have some appeal as a blocks specialist with 2.8 swats per game through four contests.
Oct 25 - 12:48 AM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Ekpe Udoh finished with three points, four rebounds and three blocked shots across 15 minutes in Friday's game at Minnesota.

Udoh has provided a nice spark off the bench, swatting six shots across his first two games with the Jazz. If you need blocked shots on the cheap, he isn't a bad addition in deeper leagues. However, as long as Rudy Gobert stays healthy Udoh's fantasy ceiling is rather limited.
Oct 20 - 11:03 PM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Ekpe Udoh was relatively quiet for the Jazz during preseason action.

Udoh signed a two-year, $6.5 million deal with Utah this summer after starring for Turkish team Fenerbahce Ulker last year. This preseason, he averaged 4.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks in 13.9 minutes over Utah's five preseason contests. Udoh is backing up Rudy Gobert, and will have very limited fantasy value as long as Gobert stays healthy.
Oct 13 - 2:00 PM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Ekpe Udoh agreed to a two-year, $6.5 million deal with the Jazz.

The sixth pick of the 2010 NBA Draft is back in the league after a two-year hiatus. Udoh was picked ahead of Paul George and Gordon Hayward, but the 30-year-old forward hit his stride with Fenerbahce, averaging 14 points per game in EuroLeague last year. Udoh will likely compete for an end-of-the-rotation role with the Jazz next season.
Jul 13 - 5:06 AM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Ekpe Udoh is expected to draw some interest from NBA teams this summer.

The former sixth overall pick has had stints with the Warriors, Bucks and Clippers, but he owns career averages of just 4.0 points, 3.2 boards and 1.2 blocks. However, the 30-year-old center has made nice progress with Turkish team Fenerbahce Ulker, averaging 12.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 31 Euroleague games. It's hard to see him making a fantasy impact if he comes to the states, but that all hinges on where he lands.
Jun 1 - 10:44 AM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Free agent Ekpe Udoh has reportedly agreed to sign with the Turkish team Fenerbahce Ulker.

Udoh will apparently be the "highest-paid American outside the NBA," after failing to attract much attention state-side. The 29-year-old has career NBA averages of 4.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 1.2 blocks per game, but he was far more effective internationally last season.
Sun, Jul 10, 2016 08:48:00 PM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Ekpe Udoh is angling for a return to the NBA.

Udoh has set a deadline "early in July" to decide on his future. He'll be picking from a mix of six NBA teams and "two elite Euroleague clubs" in Fenerbahce and CSKA Moscow. "It’s definitely a possibility to come back to the NBA," Udoh told The Vertical. "I can see myself fitting back today. I have lowered my weight to 240, so I’m even more mobile. I protect the rim, get out in transition and I’m able to play with any team and guard one through five."
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 11:59:00 AM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Ekpe Udoh is reportedly considering a comeback to the NBA.

The 28-year-old big man had a successful season overseas with Fenerbache of Turkey, but it's unclear if any NBA teams will give him a chance. He last played for the Clippers during the 2014-15 season and averaged just 3.9 minutes in 33 appearances.
Sun, Jun 5, 2016 10:58:00 AM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Ekpe Udo has signed with Fenerbache of Turkey.

Udoh played just 3.9 minutes per game with the Clippers last season, so he'll likely see a big minutes boost overseas. While there's also a chance that Udoh could end up in the NBA again, fantasy owners can move on from him for now.
Source: Sportando
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 09:43:00 AM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Ekpe Udoh is reportedly a target of Fenerbahce in Turkey.

Udoh is expected to give an answer after he meets with a couple of unnamed NBA teams next week, so we will be watching this story closely. He saw just 3.9 minutes of action in 33 appearances for the Clippers last season, and he likely wouldn't have more than a limited role if he does stick around the NBA.
Source: Sportando
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 01:24:00 PM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Ekpe Udoh (ankle) came off the bench for one point and four rebounds in the Warriors' next-to-last preseason game on Tuesday.

He also picked up five personal fouls in just 12 minutes of action, and L.A. has enough frontcourt depth that he's off the radar in all fantasy formats.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 01:34:00 AM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

Ekpe Udoh isn't available for Sunday's exhibition after spraining his ankle during pre-game warmups.

Udoh earned a one-year, $1 million deal from the Clippers this season, but he isn't a fantasy option in a frontcourt dominated by Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and Spencer Hawes.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 09:08:00 PM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

The Clippers have reportedly signed Ekpe Udoh to a one-year, $1 million contract.

Udoh should make the regular-season roster given L.A.'s relative lack of frontcourt depth. In addition to starters DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin, they have Spencer Hawes, Glen Davis and now Udoh. He provides interior defense and rebounding, but won't get enough playing time to make a fantasy impact.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 01:19:00 PM
Ekpe Udoh - F/C - Jazz

The Heat have "considered" signing unrestricted free agent Ekpe Udoh, according to the Miami Herald.

The Heat aren't limiting their big-man search to Udoh, as they've also been linked to Andray Blatche, Emeka Okafor, Ekpe Udoh and Jason Maxiell. Udoh will serve a negligible role for fantasy purposes regardless of where he lands in free agency.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 10:44:00 AM

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