Player News - Jazz

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Gordon Hayward scored 21 points on 9-of-19 shooting with eight boards, six assists and three steals in Tuesday's win over the Grizzlies.

He missed all six of his attempts from beyond the arc and had a couple of turnovers, but his owners will obviously be thrilled with this line. Hayward has somehow made just 2-of-20 3-pointers over his last five games, but he is too talented to not break out of his funk soon. Deploy Hayward with confidence.
Mar 3 - 11:32 PM

Trey Burke hit just 2-of-11 shots against the Grizzlies on Tuesday, finishing with four points and three assists in 22 minutes.

Burke had recently started to pick things up with a 23-point, six-assist performance vs. the Bucks on Saturday, but this just goes to show how inconsistent he can be on a nightly basis. The 22 minutes were the lowest he has played since Feb. 9, but his owners can expect him to bounce back against the Celtics on Wednesday. Dante Exum continues to start and scored three points with seven assists, three boards, one steal and two blocks in 27 minutes Tuesday, but Burke is still the PG to own in Utah moving forward.
Mar 3 - 10:49 PM

Elijah Millsap failed to score in 11 minutes off the bench against the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

He missed all three of his shot attempts from the field and failed to register a single stat to the dismay of his owners. Head coach Quin Snyder recently heaped praise on Millsap, so it was a little confusing as to why Joe Ingles played 35 minutes. Millsap emerged as a solid deep league asset after logging 25 or more minutes in his eight previous games, so his owners may want to give him another chance before cutting bait.
Mar 3 - 10:34 PM

Derrick Favors scored 21 points with six boards, three assists, two steals and three blocks in 36 minutes against the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

He shot 8-of-14 from the field and made 5-of-6 attempts from the charity stripe to add to his impressive performance. Favors has averaged 18.0 points, 9.4 boards, 1.2 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.2 blocks over his last five games, and with no competition for playing time, there is no reason why he shouldn't be able to keep it going.
Mar 3 - 10:27 PM

Rudy Gobert grabbed a career-high 24 rebounds in a win over the Grizzlies on Tuesday, adding 15 points and one assist in 36 minutes.

Though he failed to block a shot for the first time since Jan. 24, he was a huge factor in the paint and played remarkable defense on Marc Gasol down the stretch. Gobert has now logged a double-double in three of his last four games and it's clear that he is going to be an absolute stud for the rest of the way. For what it's worth, the Jazz are 5-1 since inserting Gobert into the starting lineup after the All-Star Break. Thank you Enes Kanter.
Mar 3 - 10:20 PM

Rodney Hood (foot) remains on a minutes limit for the time being.

Hood is limited to 10 minutes per half as he works his way back from extended foot issues, and it's not clear when that restriction may be lifted. Elijah Millsap will continue to play extended minutes while Hood works his way back into form.
Mar 2 - 11:00 AM

Coach Quin Snyder recently heaped praise all over rookie Elijah Millsap.

"There’s things that Elijah does that makes us a better team," Snyder said. "I think he shoots the ball maybe better than any of us thought when he first got here, just his ability to hit a spot-up shot." Snyder added that Millsap has to learn how to better balance plays for himself vs. plays for his teammates, but he's clearly established himself as a key part of Snyder's rotation and is averaging over 25 minutes per game since the All-Star break concluded.
Mar 2 - 10:58 AM

Alec Burks (shoulder) is traveling with the Jazz.

Although he's out for the season, Burks is engaging in film studies and off-court activities to make the most of his time away from the floor. "It’s really good that he’s here, that he’s with us," Quin Snyder said. "He wants to be with us. He’s in the film sessions." Burks has ditched the protective sling for his shoulder and expects to make a full recovery before next season begins.
Mar 2 - 10:56 AM

Trevor Booker had his best game in a while on Saturday vs. the Bucks, scoring 12 points with six boards, two steals and one block in 27 minutes.

It was the most minutes he had played since Dec. 1, and it was also the most points he has scored in the month of February. Booker hasn't yet capitalized on the departure of Enes Kanter, but now that he has become the first big off the bench for Utah, owners in deeper leagues will want to keep an eye on him moving forward.
Mar 1 - 12:50 AM

Derrick Favors was simply fantastic against the Bucks on Saturday, scoring 16 points with 12 boards, three blocks and three steals in 37 minutes.

He shot 7-of-11 from the field and hit his only two free throw attempts on the night, but he did come dangerously close to fouling out in this one. He has now double-doubled in three out of his last four games, and it's obvious that Enes Kanter bolting town has done wonders for the value of both Favors and Rudy Gobert.
Mar 1 - 12:42 AM

Rudy Gobert scored 12 points with 10 boards, two steals and thee blocks in 32 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday.

He is one of the most exciting players to watch in the NBA and his upside is through the roof. Gobert has seen his playing time steadily increase now that Enes Kanter is gone and he has averaged 9.8 points with 10.6 boards, 4.0 blocks and 1.0 steal in 31.0 minutes per game over his last five. Gobert's owners should be calling Kanter's agent and thanking him for demanding a trade out of Utah.
Mar 1 - 12:36 AM

Dante Exum was held scoreless in 12 minutes against the Jazz and was benched in favor of Trey Burke for the start of the second half.

Exum has now played 19 or fewer minutes in each of his last three games, and it is starting to look like his days as a starter are numbered. The Jazz obviously threw the rookie into the fire too quickly, and while he does have a ton of potential, he is nowhere near ready to be a starting PG in the NBA. Exum should have already been dropped in most leagues.
Mar 1 - 12:18 AM

Trey Burke replaced Dante Exum in the starting lineup at halftime and did not disappoint, scoring 23 points in a 82-75 win over the Bucks on Saturday.

Exum looks lost out there, and it's surprising that Burke hasn't yet reclaimed his starting spot. Burke has been on fire recently with averages of 18.2 points, 3.8 assists, 2.2 boards, 1.2 steals and 2.2 3-pointers in 28.8 minutes over his last five games, and it's obvious that the Jazz desperately need his scoring punch . Even if coach Quin Snyder opts to keep bringing Burke off the bench, he is still worth owning in most leagues and should continue to see his minutes trend up.
Mar 1 - 12:11 AM

Trey Burke is starting the second half in place of Dante Exum in Saturday's game vs. the Bucks.

Exum hasn't been playing well for the Jazz and was held scoreless in eight minutes at halftime. Burke, on the other hand, has been fantastic recently and is coming off a 19-point performance vs. the Nuggets on Friday. Burke is the PG to own in Utah for the foreseeable future.
Feb 28 - 10:24 PM

Rudy Gobert scored 10 points on 4-of-4 shooting (2-of-2 FTs) with eight rebounds and six blocks in Friday's win over the Nuggets.

Gobert is the No. 7 and 15 fantasy play since the All Star break in 9- and 8-cat leagues respectively, an upside that's been detailed around here in various spaces.
Feb 28 - 3:57 AM


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