Player News - Jazz

Date: Team: Pos:

George Hill (ankle) will play on Friday night against the Mavs.

He suffered a late ankle tweak on Monday, but he was never considered serious. That said, Hill's injury track record this season is automatically cause for concern, so his owners have to be happy to hear he'll be good to go. He should be starting in all leagues.
Jan 19 - 3:42 PM
Rodney Hood - G/F - Jazz

Rodney Hood (knee) will not play against the Mavs on Friday night.

It's somewhat encouraging he is going to travel for the front end of a back-to-back set, but Hood is still fully expected to miss 1-2 weeks. With him out, Joe Ingles picked up some serious run with 34 minutes on Monday. Give him a look for some added short-term value. Hood is a drop candidate in shallower leagues.
Jan 19 - 3:38 PM

Alec Burks played just nine minutes and missed all four of his shots, failing to score a point in Monday's 106-101 win over the Suns.

Joe Ingles started for Rodney Hood (knee) and played well, and Joe Johnson was Joe Cool off the bench with 15 points and three 3-pointers, so Burks looks like the big loser in the Hood-injury sweepstakes. If you picked up Burks in hopes of a decent week, we'd recommend throwing him back and taking a flier on Ingles or Johnson, instead.
Jan 17 - 12:16 AM
Joe Johnson - G/F - Jazz

Joe Johnson hit 5-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 15 points, four rebounds and one assist in Monday's win 106-101 win over the Suns.

Johnson is getting extra run with Rodney Hood out for a couple weeks with a knee injury, although Joe Ingles is the new starter. Johnson scored 10 points in the fourth quarter and hit a huge 3-pointer to put the Jazz up one with just 42 seconds remaining. Johnson and the Jazz have two more games this week, so picking him (and/or Ingles) up might make sense, if you have someone you don't mind dropping.
Jan 17 - 12:13 AM

George Hill 7-of-18 shots and 1-of-8 3-pointers for 17 points, eight rebounds and three assists in 33 minutes of Monday's win over the Suns.

He left late in the game with a sprained ankle, but it doesn't appear to be serious and he wasn't noticeably limping after the game. Injuries have been a huge problem for Hill this season, so check to make sure he's good to go against the Mavericks on Friday against the Mavericks. The good news is that he has a full three days to recover before Friday's game. If he's out, Shelvin Mack would benefit the most.
Jan 17 - 12:07 AM

Rudy Gobert took advantage of the center-less Suns on Monday and racked up 18 points, 17 rebounds and four blocks in 36 minutes of a 106-101 win.

Gobert hit 8-of-12 shots and also had a steal, and we were simply a year too early on predicting his breakout season. It's happening before our eyes, as he's averaging 12.3 points, 12.4 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. Tyson Chandler was out and Alex Len played just 21 minutes, leaving Gobert to roam free without much opposition tonight.
Jan 17 - 12:04 AM
Joe Ingles - G/F - Jazz

Joe Ingles started for Rodney Hood (knee) and hit 4-of-6 shots and three 3-pointers for 11 points, two rebounds, five assists and two steals in 34 minutes of Monday's 106-101 win over the Suns.

The Jazz play two more times this week, meaning Ingles should have at least a couple more starts in him with Hood out for at least a couple weeks. If you have dead weight you want to cut to take advantage of Ingles' new opportunity, go for it.
Jan 17 - 12:00 AM
Rodney Hood - G/F - Jazz

Jazz head coach Quin Snyder said on Monday that he's hopeful to have Rodney Hood (knee) back on the court in two weeks.

Hood is dealing with a bone bruise and hyperextended knee, so this timetable makes sense. Joe Ingles will move into the starting lineup with Hood on the sidelines, and he's worth a speculative add in most leagues. Joe Johnson should also see an uptick in minutes, and Alec Burks' could have his rehab process slightly accelerated. Hood had been struggling mightily over the past month, ranking well outside the top-250, so he's a cut candidate in leagues without an IR-spot.
Jan 16 - 8:00 PM
Joe Ingles - G/F - Jazz

Joe Ingles will move into the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Suns, with Rodney Hood (knee) unavailable.

Hood is expected to miss the next two weeks of action, so Ingles is worth a look in most leagues if you've got someone to cut. In three starts this season, Ingles has compiled averages of 13.7 points, 4.7 boards, 4.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 3.0 triples per contest on 56.0 percent shooting.
Jan 16 - 7:55 PM
Rodney Hood - G/F - Jazz

Rodney Hood (knee) was diagnosed with a right knee bone bruise and hyperextension after having an MRI on Sunday morning.

While Hood has been ruled out for Monday's game vs. Phoenix, he's going to be day-to-day moving forward because he has no structural damage. After Monday's game vs. the Suns, the Jazz are off until Friday vs. the Mavs, so it's possible he could be back for that one. Hood is a hold in standard leagues. Look for Alec Burks to see a bump in minutes on Monday in addition to Joe Ingles.
Jan 15 - 1:22 PM
Rodney Hood - G/F - Jazz

Alec Burks said he saw Rodney Hood (knee) walking around after Saturday's win over the Magic.

Gordon Hayward didn't sound as encouraged saying it "sucked" for Hood to be out with an injury, and Hayward added the Jazz will "need more" of Alec Burks contributing. Hood is going to be re-evaluated, but there's a decent chance he misses time with this injury. For now, Burks is only a speculative add in deep leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 15 - 5:24 AM

Alec Burks said he's close to 100 percent after his eight-point game in 15 minutes on Saturday.

He said he's been waiting for this for "like a year" and he said he knew he was ready to play. Burks acknowledged he had a serious injury and he's still improving. He said he wanted to get to the rim more and he plans on doing that more as he gets more comfortable. With Rodney Hood (knee) possibly missing time, Burks is a speculative add in deep leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 15 - 5:17 AM
Joe Ingles - G/F - Jazz

Joe Ingles scored eight points with two rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 10 minutes against Orlando on Saturday.

He did not see much run in this contest, but Rodney Hood (knee) suffered a hyperextended knee tonight, so Ingles could be in for a larger role if Hood misses. In the five games that Hood has missed this season, Ingles is averaging 33.4 minutes, 15.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.6 steals, while making 17 3-pointers during that stretch. He can be considered a DFS value play if Hood is out.
Jan 15 - 12:46 AM

Dante Exum scored two points in seven minutes with one assist in Saturday’s win against the Magic.

Exum appears to have fallen behind in Utah’s backcourt rotation. Alec Burks is back in the picture and played well tonight, so Exum could continue to struggle for playing time in the foreseeable future. He should not be owned in any format.
Jan 15 - 12:35 AM

Derrick Favors hit 7-of-12 shots for 17 points with six rebounds and one assist in 31 minutes against the Magic on Saturday.

Favors played big minutes on the second game of a back-to-back, but he only played 27 minutes in yesterday’s blowout win against the Pistons. This was the second time since returning from injury that he plays at least 30 minutes. The increase in minutes is a big positive, so he's trending up.
Jan 15 - 12:33 AM


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