Player News - Jazz

Date: Team: Pos:

Trevor Booker went for 17 and 13 with Derrick Favors (back) out in Monday's win over the Wolves, hitting 7-of-11 shots (including a three) with two blocks in 33 minutes.

Booker has a chance of putting up startable numbers any night that Favors is out, so if you need a short-term plug-in give him a look. The fact that the Jazz aren't going to rush back Favors also helps here.
Mar 31 - 2:00 AM

Trey Burke scored 19 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 8-of-17 shots (including two threes) with six rebounds, three assists and one steal in 24 minutes.

As long as Burke is hitting his shots he's going to hold value while Derrick Favors (back) is out, because the Jazz need folks that can score the ball and that's what Burke does.
Mar 31 - 1:58 AM
Rodney Hood - G/F - Jazz

Rodney Hood (concussion-like symptoms) will not return on Monday night.

If Hood didn't have bad luck regarding his playing status, he'd have no luck at all. He has injuries to both feet and missed most of last week due to a stomach bug. Hood is likely out for at least a couple games, so Joe Ingles is worth a look in standard leagues now.
Mar 30 - 9:49 PM

Derrick Favors (back) is very unlikely to play against the Wolves on Monday.

There are some reports of him being out, but none of the usual Utah beat guys have completely ruled him out. With Favors out, it'll be Trevor Booker in the starting lineup in a favorable matchup. He's worth a look as a stream play at any depth.
Mar 30 - 6:45 PM

Coach Quin Snyder said he's not sure if Derrick Favors (back) will play on Monday night against the Wolves and he will be a game-time decision.

It's worth mentioning that Favors tried to play on Saturday night and did receive treatment before the game, but he did not play. The Jazz are likely going to plan on Favors playing, but he is still extremely questionable. If he's out, Trevor Booker will benefit most while Rudy Gobert should contribute more on offense. Booker only had 12 points and three boards on Saturday, but he should be better tonight.
Mar 30 - 2:20 PM

Derrick Favors (back spasms) is listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

He didn't play on Saturday and we're unlikely to get another update until Monday's shootaround -- owners should at least prepare for a possible DNP, as back spasms are a particularly fickle injury. Trevor Booker would gain the most if Favors can't suit up, with more minutes also available for Rudy Gobert and Jeremy Evans.
Mar 29 - 5:04 PM

Gordon Hayward shot just 4-of-16 from the field on Saturday with four turnovers, but he still managed to finish with 17 points, five boards, five assists, two steals and two blocks in 38 minutes.

This was Hayward's second game back since missing two consecutive games with a shoulder injury, so his owners should give him a pass for the poor shooting. The good news is that Hayward played 38 minutes tonight, and it doesn't appear that he will miss any more action due to his shoulder. Deploy him with confidence.
Mar 29 - 12:13 AM

Trey Burke scored 22 points in a win over the Thunder on Saturday, adding six boards, four assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

He got some extra touches on offense with Derrick Favors (back) in street clothes, and the Jazz also opted to stick with him down the stretch over rookie Dante Exum. Burke did shoot just 8-of-23 from the field and 1-of-8 from deep, but his owners won't be complaining with this line. Over his last five games Burke has averaged 17.2 points, 4.4 assists, 3.0 boards, 2.2 steals and 1.6 3-pointers in over 33 minutes per game, and he belongs on most fantasy rosters as long he stays hot.
Mar 29 - 12:05 AM

Trevor Booker started in place of Derrick Favors (back) on Saturday vs. the Thunder and scored 12 points with three boards, one steal and one 3-poiner in 33 minutes.

This wasn't a great line by any means, but the Thunder have some serious size in the paint and this wasn't a great matchup for Booker. It isn't clear if Favors will need to miss any more games, but Booker will be worth a look in most leagues if the Jazz keep Favors on the shelf. On a side note, Booker had one of the quotes of the night when he took a subtle shot at former teammate Enes Kanter. "He did what he always does," Booker said. "He got his stats. He didn't defend. He took an L [a loss)."
Mar 28 - 11:57 PM

Rudy Gobert was an animal in a 94-89 win over the Thunder on Saturday, scoring 13 points with 15 boards, one assist, four blocks and three steals in 41 minutes.

It was just another day at the office for Gobert and it had to feel good for him to snag the win against Enes Kanter because of his comments prior to the game. Gobert has now double-doubled in each of his last four games, and he will continue to carry a little more weight on offense if Derrick Favors (back) is forced to miss any more time.
Mar 28 - 11:54 PM
Rodney Hood - G/F - Jazz

Rodney Hood (illness) returned from a two-game absence vs. the Thunder on Saturday and scored seven points on 3-of-8 shooting with three boards, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

The minutes were there for Hood, but this was a rather boring line and he wasn't very aggressive tonight. The Jazz also opted to go with newly acquired Chris Johnson down the stretch, but they probably just wanted to ease Hood back into action. As of right now, Hood is only an option in deeper leagues for owners in need of 3-pointers, but he does have upside and owners will want to monitor him down the stretch.
Mar 28 - 11:49 PM

Trevor Booker will start against the Thunder on Saturday.

He should get minutes in the 24-30 range tonight and will likely have a good chance at a double-double. Although, these are the two best teams for rebounding, so a double-double won't be easy to come by.
Mar 28 - 8:20 PM

Dante Exum and Rodney Hood are both starting on Saturday against the Thunder.

They are both getting over illnesses and neither played in the second half yesterday -- Hood has been out since Monday.
Mar 28 - 8:17 PM

Derrick Favors (back) will not play against the Thunder on Saturday.

He received some treatment on the off chance he'd be ready, so at least the Jazz had some hope he could play. Favors should still be considered a little closer to doubtful to play on Monday. Trevor Booker is worth a look in standard leagues.
Mar 28 - 8:03 PM

Dante Exum (illness) is not on the injury report and is warming up to play against the Thunder on Saturday.

He will get Russell Westbrook tonight, so he's going to have his hands full. Exum has been pretty good on defense, but his offensive game has a long way to go. He's only worth a look in deep leagues.
Mar 28 - 7:26 PM


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