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Alec Burks    G  Jazz

 

 

Burks (knee) will remain sidelined for Sunday's Game 7 against the Clippers.

RotoWire

Apr 29 - 10:43 PM

Rudy Gobert    C  Jazz

 

 

Gobert, who exited Friday's Game 6 loss to the Clippers during the fourth quarter with a mild left ankle sprain, is being considered probable for Sunday's Game 7, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.

RotoWire

Apr 29 - 10:01 PM

Rudy Gobert    C  Jazz

 

 

The Jazz listed Rudy Gobert (mild left ankle sprain) as probable to face the Clippers in Game 7 on Sunday. He said he is going to play and coach Quin Snyder had some comments about Gobert suiting up. "There will be some carry over from that [ankle injury]. He was hurting enough to not be effective," Snyder said. "He didn’t finish the game, so hopefully it’s a quick turn, but sometimes those things in the course of a day or a day-and-a-half, you improve. He knows what’s at stake." Gobert may be somewhat limited, but his rim protection may be the most important factor in Game 7. The Clippers relentlessly attack the rim when he's off the court.

Jazz PR on Twitter

Apr 29 - 9:50 PM

Rudy Gobert    C  Jazz

 

 

The Jazz listed Rudy Gobert (mild left ankle sprain) as probable to face the Clippers in Game 7 on Sunday. He said he is going to play and coach Quin Sndyer had some comments about Gobert suiting up. "There will be some carry over from that [ankle injury]. He was hurting enough to not be effective," Snyder said. "He didn’t finish the game, so hopefully it’s a quick turn, but sometimes those things in the course of a day or a day-and-a-half, you improve. He knows what’s at stake." Gobert may be somewhat limited, but his rim protection may be the most important factor in Game 7. The Clippers relentlessly attack the rim when he's off the court.

Jazz PR on Twitter

Apr 29 - 9:50 PM

Alec Burks    G  Jazz

 

 

Alec Burks (knee) remains out for Sunday. He is out indefinitely with his PRP treatment to his left knee. Burks is not in the rotation and staying healthy has been a tough task for the slashing guard.

Jazz PR on Twitter

Apr 29 - 9:46 PM

Marc Gasol    C  Grizzlies

 

 

Marc Gasol said his main goal this offseason is to work on his rebounding. "Obviously, rebounding is an issue for me," Gasol said. He's actually not bad at getting a rebound when he has a chance, but the stats say he's out of position a lot. Among the 176 players to log at least 24 minutes per game, Gasol ranked 41st in contested rebounding percentage, but he ranked just 91st in rebounding chance percentage. In other words, he should improve on getting better position before the shot hits the rim than after it. If Gasol can add 104 treys this season to his previous career total of just 12, maybe he can increase his boards from 6.4 per game in 2016-17 to closer to 10 in 2017-18.

JaMychal Green    F/C  Grizzlies

 

 

Restricted free agent JaMychal Green said he wants to return to the Grizzlies next season. "Memphis feels like home," Green said. The 26-year-old, undrafted power forward had a mini breakout season and had several eye-popping defensive showings. He did tail off a little late in the season, but the Grizzlies should still have a ton of interest in brining him back, assuming another team doesn't go crazy with an offer sheet.

JaMychal Green    F/C  Grizzlies

 

 

Restricted free agent JaMychal Green said he wants to return to the Grizzlies next season. "Memphis feels like home," Green said. The 26-year-old, undrafted power forward had a mini breakout season and had several eye-popping defensive showings. He did tail off a little late in the season, but the Grizzlies should still have a ton of interest in bringing him back, assuming another team doesn't go crazy with an offer sheet.

Julius Randle    F  Lakers

 

 

Julius Randle pledged to work like a "beast" in the offseason. Beast Mode is apparently back in two spots in Cali. Randle said he will try to develop his jump shot and keep working on his finishing at the rim, particularly with his right hand. Randle was below the league average within eight feet at just 55.0 percent, which is very important for him because 70.4 percent of his shots came in that range. With the Lakers not likely to have much depth up front and being at just 22 years old, Randle could be even better next year.

Apr 29 - 8:55 PM

Ian Mahinmi    F/C  Wizards

 

 

Ian Mahinmi (calf) remains out for Game 1 against the Celtics. The Wizards haven't missed him too much. Jason Smith has been serviceable as a backup center to go with his PF minutes, and the Wizards have gone with Markieff Morris at the five on occasion. Marcin Gortat may have a tough time on Al Horford and all the pick-and-roll action the Celtics will be running.

Ava Wallace on Twitter

Apr 29 - 7:08 PM