Player News - Jazz

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The Utah Jazz announced that they have signed Elijah Millsap to a multi-year deal on Sunday, but no details have been released just yet.

He was previously with the Jazz on a couple of 10-day contracts, so obviously he did enough to make his stay in Utah permanent. Millsap is currently averaging 5.7 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.1 steals in 20.4 minutes per game this season, but is still only worth a look in deeper leagues unless his role grows substantially.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 25 - 12:35 PM

Dante Exum made 5-of-7 from the field for 13 points during a 108-73 win over the Nets on Saturday with four rebounds, four assists and four 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

He is inexplicably a knock-down shooter in the starting lineup. In his last two games as the starter, Exum averaged 14.0 points, 2.0 boards, 4.5 assists and 4.0 triples on 52.6 percent from the field. That's good for a 73.7 effective field goal percentage, which is actually higher than Kyle Korver this season. Exum's shot is a little funky and he was not effective from deep before this hot streak. He still doesn't have a tremendous game for fantasy, but go ahead and give him a look to see if he can keep his 19-year-old Aussie magic going.
Jan 25 - 12:35 AM

Trey Burke was terrific off the bench against the Nets on Saturday, scoring 19 points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal, four 3-pointers and no turnovers on 7-of-13 from the field.

He's certainly embraced his sixth-man role and played 26 minutes. The most important thing is minutes for a player's stat output and the early indication is Burke's efficiency and usage have gone up. His body of work suggests he's not going to be this good, but feel free to give him a look to see if he can kept going.
Jan 25 - 12:28 AM

Rudy Gobert moved back to the bench against the Nets on Saturday with six points, 11 rebounds, two assists and no blocks.

It's his first game of 2015 without a block, but he did attempt his second 3-pointer of his career -- not his shot, obviously. Gobert isn't going to play big minutes, but his block and board rates make him a must-own player. Plus, he's made some strides at the line this season, making 67.3 percent of his 104 attempts this season.
Jan 25 - 12:21 AM

Derrick Favors was quiet in his return to the lineup on Saturday with nine points, eight rebounds, one assist and two blocks.

It wasn't a bad line and it was mostly due to his low usage rate. Favors is shooting the ball very well from the field and is at 72.3 percent from the line in 2015, so he could become an elite big man thanks to his contributions in blocks.
Jan 25 - 12:16 AM

Joe Ingles scored a career-high 16 points against the Nets on Saturday with one rebound, five assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

The 3-pointers were also a career high. Ingles has done most of his damage in dimes, steals and treys, so he's climbing into the top-140 player conversation. With Rodney Hood (foot) out for at least a few weeks and Alec Burks (shoulder) out for the year, Ingles is worth a look in deep leagues.
Jan 25 - 12:12 AM

Dante Exum will draw his second straight start over Trey Burke for Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

Exum scored a career-high 15 points in a start on Thursday, and it looks like he has a real chance to replace Trey Burke for good. Coach Quin Snyder did say that his lineup wasn't set in stone, so this will definitely be a situation worth monitoring going forward. Burke's value will continue to trend down as long as he comes off the bench and his owners should be concerned.
Jan 24 - 1:50 PM

Derrick Favors (personal) will play on Saturday vs. the Nets.

He missed Thursday's game to tend to an emergency family matter so his owners can pencil Favors into their lineups. Rudy Gobert will likely shift back to the bench with this news, but he should still see enough run to make an impact in standard leagues.
Jan 24 - 12:29 PM

Gordon Hayward carried the Jazz down the stretch during a 101-99 win on Thursday in Milwaukee with 24 points, six rebounds, six assists, two steals, two 3-pointers and six turnovers in 35 minutes.

His numbers have been trending down on the season, so this big game was nice to see. In fact, Hayward's points and rebounds have decreased in each of the last three months of the season. The Jazz will get to host the struggling Nets on Saturday, so expect Hayward to have success again.
Jan 23 - 12:59 AM

Rudy Gobert started in place of Derrick Favors (personal) and double-doubled against the Bucks on Thursday with 14 points, 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 35 minutes.

His numbers don't increase much with Derrick Favors (personal) out, but this was still a nice outing in a win. The Jazz are just a different team when Gobert is on the floor and it's no surprise his minutes per game are growing. He played just 16 minutes per game in November, 22 minutes in December and is at 30 per game in January. He's arguably the best center under the age of 23 and is a must-start player in fantasy leagues.
Jan 23 - 12:54 AM
Enes Kanter - F/C - Jazz

Enes Kanter scored 23 points against the Bucks on Thursday with 16 boards, two steals and one block in 36 minutes.

He stepped up with Derrick Favors (personal) not in the lineup today and had a double-double in the first half. Kanter had a 24-17 line on Wednesday against the Cavs, but he was floundering before that over his previous two with averages of 5.5 points and 3.5 boards. Kanter was not a top-125 player in the previous two weeks before this game and Rudy Gobert is not going away, so Kanter's owners will want to try and sell high off this two-game outburst.
Jan 23 - 12:50 AM

Joe Ingles handed out a team-high seven assists against the Bucks on Thursday with six points, two steals and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

Rodney Hood (foot) is out until the All-Star break and Ingles seems to have his minutes locked down. He's a very good passer and the upside is there for him with some output in steals and treys. He's worth a look in deep leagues.
Jan 23 - 12:44 AM

Trey Burke was bumped to the bench against the Bucks on Thursday, playing 24 minutes for 10 points with two rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers.

Meanwhile, Dante Exum played the game of his life on offense. Burke may have been moved to the bench to help out the second unit with Derrick Favors out, but there's a chance that he stays there. Burke was hot to start 2015, but he's cooled off and has only been a late-round guy in the past two weeks. He's not someone fantasy owners should have confidence in right now and is not a must-own player in standard formats.
Jan 23 - 12:38 AM

Dante Exum moved into the starting lineup and scored a career-high 15 points against the Bucks on Thursday with five assists and a career-high five 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

He's a career 30.1 percent shooter from deep, so this was a major shock to see him make more than three treys for the first time in his career. Exum also ran the point even when he played next to Trey Burke tonight and matched his career high in dimes (this is his seventh five-dime game this season). His minutes are clearly climbing and he's on the radar in deeper leagues. The steals aren't there and he's likely going to shoot around 40 percent from the field this season, so he's not a great add in standard leagues yet.
Jan 23 - 12:29 AM

Trey Burke will shift to the bench for Thursday's game against the Bucks, and rookie Dante Exum will replace him in the starting lineup.

Burke's owners shouldn't panic just yet, as there is no indication that this will be a permanent move. We will continue to follow this story closely, and we will let you know how he fares after the game.
Jan 22 - 6:55 PM


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