Jazz News

Rudy Gobert    C  Jazz



Rudy Gobert scored nine points with 12 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 22 minutes against the Suns on Friday. The Jazz are going to expand his offensive arsenal this year. He was neck and neck with DeAndre Jordan for the most efficient roll man last year, and Ricky Rubio's Wolves were also among the most efficient roll-man teams in the league, so the 1-5 PNR figures to be a pet play for the Jazz. Gobert upside in blocks makes him a candidate to be drafted in the first round.

Oct 07 - 1:39 AM

Ricky Rubio    G  Jazz



Ricky Rubio made 2-of-9 from the field for 11 points with five rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Suns on Friday. He missed all four from the field on Wednesday, so it hasn't been a good start for the Spaniard. If you haven't seen Rubio struggle with his shot before, allow us to welcome you to your first season as a dedicated NBA fan. In other words, he'll go through his shooting slumps, so we're not worried about him as a top-15 point guard in standard leagues. He may also have to play more than expected with Dante Exum (shoulder) set to miss significant time.

Oct 07 - 1:36 AM

Rodney Hood    G/F  Jazz



Rodney Hood scored 19 points with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and three 3-pointers in just 23 minutes against the Suns on Friday. The usage was there yet again with Hood making 7-of-12 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line. In his first two preseason games per NBA.com, he had a 28.6 usage rate, which shatters his 23.1 from last season and 21.8 in 2015-16. The Jazz want Hood to score 18-20 per game this year and so far he's on course to do so. He hasn't pulled out of the harbor yet, though, but he's still gaining momentum as a late-middle round pick.

Oct 07 - 1:32 AM

Derrick Favors    F/C  Jazz



Derrick Favors scored 12 points with five rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes against the Suns on Friday. He's healthy. Favors has been running up and down the court in the preseason and coach Quin Sndyer's trust to play him at power forward speaks volumes. The former Net said he felt like he was playing on one leg last year, so getting his explosiveness back could lead to a major bounce-back season. Once the reliable bigs come off the board, Favors has shown us enough to come off the board in the 80-100 range of a standard draft.

Oct 07 - 1:27 AM

Donovan Mitchell    G  Jazz



Donovan Mitchell scored eight points on 3-of-16 from the field against the Suns on Friday, adding three rebounds, one assist and three turnovers in 26 minutes. The Jazz used him at point guard and it was probably out of necessity because of the Dante Exum (shoulder) injury. Coach Quin Snyder did mention that the injury had an effect on Mitchell, which isn't a surprise after Mitchell pulled the "I told you so" card after saying he's a better point guard than people give him credit for. With Exum likely out to start the year and probably a lot more, Mitchell moves up the ranks as a rookie fantasy target.

Oct 07 - 1:22 AM

Dante Exum    G  Jazz



Dante Exum (shoulder) will have an MRI on Friday night. Not good. Coach Quin Snyder also had an ominous tone on Exum's ugly injury. "Obviously if you speculate, it didn't look good, if you saw his shoulder," Snyder said. If Exum did separate his shoulder, he's going to miss a lot of time this year. That could mean we see more Raul Neto, Donovan Mitchell and Alec Burks this year. Keep an eye on Burks and Mitchell in deeper leagues for now.

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Oct 07 - 1:18 AM

Alec Burks    G  Jazz



Alec Burks lit it up in 19 minutes against the Suns on Friday, scoring 19 points with six rebounds, one assist, two steals and three 3-pointers in 19 minutes. Injuries have been a thorn in the side of the former Colorado Buffalo, especially in the past three seasons. However, there were some glory days with Burks running point in what was called a triple-wing lineup a few years ago, and Burks is still just 26 years old. With Dante Exum (shoulder) likely missing time, Burks could be worth a look in deep leagues. Although, we do have to mention one more time he's been quite a fantasy tease.

Oct 07 - 1:15 AM

Dante Exum    G  Jazz



Dante Exum suffered a left shoulder injury on Friday. Reports from the arena say it did not look good and it's possible he is going to miss the start of the season. He was running off the court holding his shoulder and in a lot of pain. If he's out, Raul Neto would be the backup and the Jazz could use Donovan Mitchell or Alec Burks as a point guard.

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Oct 06 - 11:52 PM

Jonas Jerebko    F  Jazz



Jonas Jerebko (hamstring) will not play on Friday. It's just tightness and he should be fine in a few days. Jerebko could be used situationally, but he's not worth drafting in fantasy.

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Oct 06 - 9:50 PM

Dante Exum    G  Jazz



Exum left Friday's preseason game against the Suns with an apparent shoulder injury, Jody Genessy of the Deseret News reports.


Oct 06 - 9:39 PM

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Pos Name
C Tony Bradley    
C Andris Biedrins    
C Kendrick Perkins    
C Rudy Gobert    
C Quin Snyder    
C Jack Cooley    
C Enes Kanter    
C Ante Tomic    
F Joel Bolomboy    
F Brock Motum    
F Trevor Booker    
F Quincy Ford    
F J.J. O'Brien    
F Steve Novak    
F Dominic McGuire    
F E.J. Singler    
F Taylor Braun    
F Jeremy Evans    
F Royce O'Neale    
F Trevor Booker    
F Rodney Hood    
F Eric Dawson    
F/C Derrick Favors    
G Torian Graham    
G Dee Bost    
G Gordon Hayward    
G Kevin Murphy    
G Rodney Hood    
G Patrick Christopher    
G Rodney Hood    
G Elijah Millsap    
G Treveon Graham    
G Tyrone Wallace    
G Nigel Williams-Goss    
G Nazareth Mitrou-Long    
G Carrick Felix    
G Ian Clark    
G Alec Burks    
G Trey Burke    
G Raul Neto    
G Olivier Hanlan    
G Eric Atkins    
G Dante Exum    
PG Raulzinho Neto