Player News - Jazz

Date: Team: Pos:

Joel Bolomboy has been recalled from the D-League.

Bolomboy is a negligible part of the rotation in Utah and he belongs on the waive wire in all leagues.
Feb 21 - 3:47 PM

The Salt Lake Tribune is reporting that the Suns have expressed interest in potentially trading for Derrick Favors.

Favors has had a disappointing season due largely to a nagging knee injury he has been battling since training camp. He is averaging just 9.2 points (while shooting 46.9 percent from the floor and 63.5 percent from the free throw line) and 6.1 rebounds in the 40 games he has appeared in. Still, when healthy, he has shown star potential and he's locked into an affordable contract through 2018. According to the report, "Utah has been willing to listen" to offers for Favors.
Feb 21 - 10:57 AM

Zach Lowe of ESPN said that the Jazz have explored the market for Derrick Favors over the last few weeks.

Favors hasn't been the same since he suffered a knee injury during the preseason, but it sounds like the Jazz are just doing their due diligence. The Jazz are hoping to re-sign both George Hill and Gordon Hayward, so they are going to be financially strapped when Favors hits free agency during the summer of 2018. The Jazz don't want to weaken their team ahead of the playoffs, so if they do move Favors they probably wouldn't do it until the offseason. There's no reason to stash Trey Lyles outside of very deep leagues unless we get wind of something.
Source: ESPN
Feb 20 - 10:18 PM

Joel Bolomboy has been assigned to the D-League.

With the Jazz poised to make the playoffs this season, there simply isn't a path to minutes for the rookie. Leave him on the wire.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 16 - 1:52 PM

Gordon Hayward scored 22 points during a 111-88 win over the Blazers on Wednesday, adding six rebounds, seven assists and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

The training staff was briefly looking at Hayward's leg, but he checked back in quickly and looked to be 100 percent. Hayward will head to New Orleans as a first-time All-Star with his team holding the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference. Hayward is coasting with third-round value in standard leagues in what has easily been his best season. He's going to get paid.
Feb 16 - 12:55 AM

George Hill scored 19 points with five rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

Hill did roll his left ankle in the second half, but he stayed in the game. His left foot has given him some problems with his left toe sprain from earlier this season, but hopefully this ankle tweak will go away over the break. After a strong start, Hill closed his first half with fifth-round value per game, which is a fair expectation going forward.
Feb 16 - 12:50 AM
Joe Ingles - G/F - Jazz

Joe Ingles made 7-of-9 from the field for 18 points with four rebounds, four assists, four steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

He continues to be quite the understudy for Rodney Hood (knee). Ingles has been terrific around the basket and he's still in the hunt for the league lead in 3-point percentage -- Otto Porter is 2.0 percent ahead of Ingles. Hood could be back for the next game, so Ingles could take a hit after the break.
Feb 16 - 12:44 AM

Derrick Favors scored 13 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks in 24 minutes vs. the Clippers on Monday.

You could argue that Favors was Utah's best player tonight, as Gordon Hayward and George Hill combined to score 13 points and Rudy Gobert was outplayed by DeAndre Jordan. Favors hit 5-of-11 shots from the field and 3-of-6 from the line, a welcome sight for his owners after he was held to six points in each of his last two games. He's been a bust and probably isn't close to 100 percent after battling a knee issue since the preseason, but he's worth holding onto. Maybe he will get it going after the break.
Feb 14 - 12:14 AM

George Hill scored six points on 2-of-11 shooting vs. the Clippers on Monday.

The Jazz scored a season-low 72 points in the blowout loss, but that's what happens when Hill and Gordon Hayward combine to score 13 points on 4-of-23 shooting. Hill only logged 26 minutes and added one rebound, one assist and one triple, but he has nowhere to go but up in a great matchup on Wednesday vs. the Blazers.
Feb 14 - 12:09 AM

Gordon Hayward was held to seven points in a blowout loss to the Clippers on Monday, shooting 2-of-12 from the field in 29 minutes.

Hayward has been held to single-digit points five times this season, but this was easily his worst game of the campaign. He added just five rebounds with one triple and didn't record any assists, steals or blocks. Hayward was averaging 29.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.7 3-pointers in February prior to tonight, so his fantasy owners should cut him some slack.
Feb 14 - 12:03 AM
Rodney Hood - G/F - Jazz

Rodney Hood (knee) has been ruled out for the next two games prior to the All-Star break.

That means he will not play on Monday vs. the Clippers or Wednesday vs. the Blazers. Hood was re-evaluated on Saturday night and he's improving, and the Jazz expect him to return after the break. Joe Ingles and Joe Johnson will benefit in the meantime, but they are not fantasy pickups.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 12 - 1:47 PM

Gordon Hayward scored a game-high 31 points during a 112-104 loss to the Celtics on Saturday, adding one rebound, four assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

He got hot late and almost was able to pull off the comeback against his college coach, Brad Stevens. Hayward has been as hot as ever as a scorer with four 30-plus scoring games in his last five, averaging 29.4 points, 5.2 boards, 3.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.6 treys on 55.0 percent from the field. He is locked in as an early-round guy, and he's looking at a big payday this summer.
Feb 12 - 12:45 AM

George Hill scored 22 points with three rebounds, four assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Celtics on Saturday.

He looked fine during this game and the night off on Thursday looks like it was more about rest than his toe sprain. Considering how often Hill has been hurt this year, there's always going to be a chance he gets rested on the road in a back-to-back set. The Jazz are home in their last two games before the break on Monday and Wednesday, so maybe the time off will help Hill get his toe right. He should be a mid-round guy going forward.
Feb 12 - 12:44 AM

Derrick Favors scored six points with six rebounds and one steal in 26 minutes against the Celtics on Saturday.

He was starting to look a little better this month, but it wasn't there today. Favors isn't making an impact on the stat sheet with his lack of blocks and his usage falling off as well. He's likely going to be annoying to own and just hasn't looked right since his preseason knee problem.
Feb 12 - 12:37 AM
Rodney Hood - G/F - Jazz

Rodney Hood (knee) is not expected to return before the All-Star break according to Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune.

That means he's not expected to play on Monday vs. the Clippers or Wednesday vs. the Blazers. Joe Ingles and Joe Johnson have been soaking up Hood's minutes, but they aren't reliable enough to deploy in standard leagues.
Feb 11 - 10:47 PM


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