News: Evans (illness) participated in shootaround Friday and will be available to play against the Blazers, the Deseret News reports.
Impact: Evans missed Wednesday's game with an illness, but appears to be ready to go for the Jazz on Friday. He is averaging 8.3 points per game over an average 19.0 minutes. He will return to his role off the bench for Utah.
News: Burks posted 16 points, three rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 28 minutes of action Friday against the Blazers.
Impact: Burks is averaging 15.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.0 three-pointers made over his last five games. With the Jazz struggling to find consistency in their rotation, Burks could pave out deep league fantasy value.
News: Favors put up just nine points, three rebounds, and one block in 21 minutes of action Friday against the Blazers.
Impact: Favors is coming off two double-doubles and a stinker Friday was understandable because of the blowout result. Favors hasn't been playing up to his expectations this season, but he can only improve as the season goes on.
News: Hayward scored just 10 points in 23 minutes of action Friday against the Blazers.
Impact: Hayward has scored above 13 points just once over his last five games, as the Jazz have been getting blown out early on. Owners may start to hit the panic button, and that is understandable because the Jazz haven't been performing well in general. If it isn't too late to sell Hayward at a high price, perhaps it could be a wise consideration at this point.
News: Kanter continued to disappoint Friday against the Blazers, putting up six points and two rebounds in 20 minutes of action.
Impact: After a 20-point, 10-rebound performance Wednesday, Kanter responded with another non-factor Friday. He has been extremely painful to hold onto in standard leagues at the moment, but it would be wise to maintain a leash before cutting him loose this early in the season. He had shown signs of strong play early in the season, and has the potential to play well eventually.
Diante Garrett - #8 - Guard - 6'4" - 190lbs
News: Garrett has seen a reduction in minutes since Trey Burke was inserted into the lineup.
Impact: It appears that Alec Burks will be the second point guard off the bench for the Jazz. Garrett will appear to get whatever minutes are left over between Burke and Burks moving forward. These few minutes may decrease even more when Brandon Rush (knee) is back to full strength.
John Lucas - #5 - Point Guard - 5'11" - 166lbs
News: Lucas hasn't received any playing time in Utah's last three games.
Impact: The Jazz have been playing better of late without utilizing Lucas and his average of 9.3 points per game. If the Jazz's improved play continues, then Lucas may have a hard time getting the 21.1 minutes per game that he's averaged so far this season.
News: Favors posted a big night with game highs of 22 points (9-18 FG, 4-4 FT) and 13 rebounds during 37 minutes of action against Indiana on Wednesday.
Impact: Favors nearly averages a double-double, but some think the former No. 3 overall pick should be scoring more. He's having his best season shooting the ball, and the Jazz would be wise to keep feeding him. He's rapidly moving up the ranks in the fantasy world.
News: Kanter made a statement in his return to the starting lineup, playing 40 minutes, scoring 20 points (8-18 FG, 4-4 FT) and grabbing 10 rebounds against Indiana on Wednesday night.
Impact: Nursing an ankle injury, Kanter's minutes were limited over the last four games. But with Marvin Williams (heel) out, Kanter was back in the lineup and made quite the splash, while arguably outplaying Roy Hibbert. Prior to the injury, Kanter had scored double-figures in all but three games, and if Wednesday's game is any indication of his health, he's back to being a worthy play in deeper leagues.
News: Williams (heel) will miss Friday's game against the Trail Blazers, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Williams hasn't played since Nov. 29 because of inflammation. He was considered a game-time decision for Friday's game but it seems he isn't at that point yet.
News: Evans (illness) is expected to play on Friday against Portland, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Evans missed Wednesday's game due to the flu but looks to be feeling better. In the event he still can't go, Richard Jefferson and Brandon Rush could see some of his minutes for the game.
News: Williams' (heel) bone inflammation is not related to his Achilles, the Deseret News reports. The injury is just believed to be the result of the "daily grind" said Williams.
Impact: Williams should be considered a game-time decision for Friday's contest against the Trail Blazers. He has averaged 12.6 points since being inserted into the starting lineup. Enes Kanter will start in place of Williams if he is not ready to return.
News: Williams (heel) is a game-time decision for the Jazz's game against the Pacers on Wednesday, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Impact: Williams is also coming off of an Achilles injury and missed Tuesday's practice because of the injuries. He can be considered day-to-day for now. Enes Kanter should pick up some extra minutes if Williams can't go.
Wed. Dec 4, 2013 | STATS
News: Jazz forwards Marvin Williams and Evans are sitting out Utah's game against the Indiana Pacers.
Impact: Evans is out with the stomach flu. He is Williams' primary backup at power forward.
Wed. Dec 4, 2013 | STATS
News: Williams remains out of the Utah Jazz.
Impact: Williams was examined by Utah medical staff and had a bone scan on his right foot in Salt Lake City on Tuesday that showed inflammation.
News: Kanter will return to the starting lineup Wednesday against the Pacers.
Impact: Kanter has not started Utah's past four games since suffering an ankle injury back on Nov. 24. Over the past three games, he's played no more than 19 minutes and scored a combined 17 points. It's uncertain why, exactly, Kanter's role has been so greatly reduced, but he'll reclaim his starting spot with Marvin Williams (heel) out of the lineup. Expect Kanter to see increased minutes, as it could be an opportunity for him to prove to coach Tyrone Corbin that he's worthy of permanently returning to the starting lineup.
News: Evans (illness) will not play Wednesday versus the Suns, the Deseret News reports.
Impact: Evans has been dealing with the flu for the past couple of days and missed Tuesday's practice. Expect him to return to the lineup within the next few days, possibly as soon as Friday.
News: Williams (heel) will not play Wednesday against the Pacers, the Deseret News reports.
Impact: Williams is experiencing inflammation in his heel and sat out Tuesday's practice. It could be a condition related to the Achilles injury he suffered last spring, but consider him day-to-day at this point. Enes Kanter will return to the starting lineup in his absence.
News: Evans (illness) is listed as a game-time decision for Wednesday's fixture against the Pacers.
Impact: Evans sat out Tuesday's practice due to the flu. If he is unable to play, look for Richard Jefferson and Brandon Rush to see increased playing time.
News: Williams had a bone scan on his right heel which revealed "calcaneal inflammation," and is considered doubtful for Wednesday's tilt against the Pacers, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Williams sat out Tuesday's practice due to the injury. If he misses Wednesday's game, look for Enes Kanter to pick up some extra minutes. At this point, consider Williams day-to-day going forward.
Rudy Gobert - #27 - Center - 7'1" - 239lbs
News: Gobert has seen his minutes decreased because the Utah lineup has returned some of its injured players from the beginning of the season, the Standard-Examiner reports.
Impact: Gobert has not played in Utah's last three games. This is not the result of poor effort because he averages 4.8 rebounds in just 11.8 minutes on the court this season. He is the victim of coach Ty Corbin's decision to move Enes Kanter behind Derrick Favors at center and the return of Andris Biedrins from an ankle injury. Gobert may have to follow in the footsteps of Favors and Kanter who had to wait their time before they received significant minutes on the court.
Mike Harris - #33 - Small Forward - 6'6" - 240lbs
News: Harris has been on the inactive list due to the health of Utah's lineup, the Standar-Examiner reports.
Impact: Harris has not recorded any minutes in the Jazz's last four games, despite averaging 12.5 minutes and 4.0 points on the year. He has produced for Utah this season, but don't expect Harris to play when the entire roster is healthy.
News: Kanter disappointed and scored three points (1-3 FG, 1-2 FT) and grabbed two rebounds, playing 13 minutes on Monday.
Impact: Kanter, after a hot start to the season, has struggled to return from an ankle injury that he sustained back on Nov. 24. He has yet to return to the starting lineup after spraining his ankle and veterans Richard Jefferson and Marvin Williams continue to take minutes from the third year big man. He had a season low in points, rebounds and minutes on Monday and has struggled coming off the bench. To add to the bad news is that the Jazz have won three of their last four without Kanter being much of a factor. If this trend continues, fantasy owners should look for other options besides the struggling Kanter.
News: Evans will not practice Tuesday due to the flu, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Evans' status for Wednesday's game against the Pacers is uncertain, so he should be considered questionable for that game to be safe.
News: Williams will not practice on Tuesday and is a game-time decision for Wednesday's outing against the Pacers due to a sore heel, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Through 13 games this season, Williams is averaging 10.4 points and 5.2 rebounds. As the starting power forward, he has picked up his play but will be questionable for Wednesday against the Pacers.
News: Burks scored 21 points (7-11 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 4-5 FT) and added three rebounds, four assists and one block, playing 32 minutes on Monday
Impact: Burks has had a fairly inconsistent start to his season. He began the season as the Jazz's starting point guard but has since moved to a role coming off the bench. Burks has seen an increase in production his last three games. This could be due to playing more time as a wingman due to Trey Burke returning as the main option for the Jazz at point guard. To go along with Burk's improved scoring numbers he has also been able to add fairly impressive assist totals in his past three contests. His minute load could continue to fluctuate as Brandon Rush returns to the lineup, but Burks still could be a productive player in some standard leagues.
News: Burks had 21 points in Monday's 109-103 win over Houston.
Impact: It was the Burks and Burke law firm in full effect Monday night as he and Trey Burke each scored 21 in an upset win over the high-flying Rockets.
News: Burke posted career highs of 21 points and six assists in Monday's 109-103 win over Houston.
Impact: Burke has made a huge fantasy effort after being injured early in the season. It's possible he can get himself into Rookie of the Year consideration and help your fantasy team as well.
News: Hayward broke out of a shooting slump to score 29 points in Monday's 109-103 win over Houston.
Impact: Hayward made 12 of 18 shots after a six-game stretch in which he shot 27.0 percent, triggered by a pathetic 1-of-17 effort against the Pels in New Orleans on Nov. 20 that had fantasy owners running for the exits.
News: Favors scored 14 points (6-6 FG, 2-2 FT) and grabbed 13 rebounds in 35 minutes in Utah's win over the Rockets on Monday.
Impact: Favors has had no problem putting the ball in the basket as of late, hitting 17 of his last 21 shots over the past three games. Still adjusting to his new role as Utah's starting center, he looked great Monday. At just 22 years young, the nightly double-double threat has become a solid fantasy starter.
News: Burke had 21 points (9-18 FG, 3-6 3Pt) to go along with six assists and three rebounds in 37 minutes Monday.
Impact: The rookie seems to be coming into his own just seven games into his young career. Burke is playing major minutes for a Jazz team that has won three of five games since he was inserted into the starting lineup. He's a hot commodity right now and still available in many leagues. If you're in need of a guard, look no further.
News: Hayward scored 29 points (12-18 FG, 5-5 FT) to go along with five rebounds and three assists in 39 minutes Monday.
Impact: Hayward broke out of his recent shooting slump in a huge way, posting a season-high 29 points, while leading Utah to an upset win over the Rockets. After shooting just 31.1 percent in his previous 10 games, he had his most efficient game of the year. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come for Utah's leading scorer.
News: Kanter will continue to come off the bench Monday against the Rockets, NBA.com reports.
Impact: This is a pretty frustrating point in the season for Kanter's owners, as old has-beens and never-weres in Richard Jefferson and Marvin Williams, respectively, are both starting over Kanter. Kanter's upside suggests he needs to be rostered in most leagues, but unless he starts seeing appropriate minutes, soon, those in shallow leagues can start cutting bait.
Sat. Nov 30, 2013 | STATS
News: Hayward was fairly average as the Jazz posted their first road victory of the season, 112-104 over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.
Impact: Hayward scored 13 points and his numbers have noticeably gone down now that rookie sensation Trey Burke is back for the Jazz. Burke's return is good for Utah but bad for Hayward's fantasy owners.
Sat. Nov 30, 2013 | STATS
News: Burke had the biggest game of his young NBA career, scoring 20 points to lead seven Utah players in double figures and the Jazz to their first road victory of the season, 112-104 over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.
Impact: Burke was missing early in the season when the Jazz were dreadful. Now that he is back, fantasy owners can cash in and this once-proud franchise has some hope.
Ian Clark - #21 - Guard - 6'3" - 173lbs
News: Clark was listed as inactive for the Jazz's last two games Friday and Saturday.
Impact: Clark has averaged just 8.8 minutes in the eight games that he has played in this season. The undrafted rookie is one of many inexperienced players on Utah's roster. Consequently, he will have a hard time finding charity minutes since the majority of the roster needs developmental minutes during garbage time.
News: Evans came off the bench to score 12 points (4-4 FG, 4-5 FT) to go along with three rebounds, an assist and a steal in 20 minutes Saturday.
Impact: Evans is showing coach Ty Corbin that he deserves to start in place of veteran Richard Jefferson. The Jazz are a young team in a transition period, so it makes sense to give Evans the nod in order to gain some much needed experience which will benefit the franchise in the future. That being said, Evans will continue to come off the bench and average 19.2 minutes per game until further notice.
News: Hayward scored just 13 points (3-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 7-8 FT) in 34 minutes of playing time Saturday. He also contributed four rebounds and four assists.
Impact: In the last six games, Hayward has averaged 10.5 points. He is in the midst of an obvious slump compared to his scoring totals earlier this season. Hayward plays a grueling 36.8 minutes per game which shows that his recent scoring troubles could merely be the result of pure exhaustion.
News: Burke played 32 minutes and scored 20 points (6-15 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT) Saturday. He added six rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Impact: This was easily Burke's best performance of his young career. His fantasy value has been rising with each game he's played this year. After this performance, it will undoubtedly soar for good reason.
Fri. Nov 29, 2013 | STATS
News: Williams had 18 points Friday in a 112-101 loss to Phoenix.
Impact: Williams has scored at least 17 in three of his last four contests.
News: Biedrins (ankle) came off the bench to play three minutes Friday.
Impact: Biedrins' return from injury Friday was definitely a timid one. This was his first game of the season, and a short one at that. Biedrins has a long way to go before he can produce a relevant stat line considering that he's playing behind Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter.
News: Rush (knee) returned from injury Friday to play 13 minutes off the bench. He went scoreless (0-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt) with a rebound and two assists.
Impact: This was only Rush's second game of the season after injuring his ACL last year. His return to full strength may be a long process that will ultimately still leave him coming off the bench even when healthy.
News: Burks scored 16 points (5-12 FG, 6-7 FT) to go along with five rebounds and a turnover in 23 minutes off the bench Friday.
Impact: Burks was once the starting point guard for the Jazz but now fights for playing time with Trey Burke and John Lucas III. The emergence of Burke and the return of Brandon Rush (knee) is not a good sign for Burks production moving forward.
News: Kanter (ankle) played just 19 minutes Friday after he missed Monday's game. He put up six points (3-7 FG) and four rebounds.
Impact: It will be a slow process until Kanter is able to return to his previous form. He was moved to the bench right before his injury and now plays behind Derrick Favors at center. Even when Kanter gets back to full strength, his production may not rival what it was at the beginning of the season when he was a starter.
News: Favors played 25 minutes Friday scoring 15 points (6-8 FG, 3-4 FT) and pulling down four rebounds.
Impact: Favors has only recorded one blocked shot in his last five contests. He averages 1.4 on the season but his move to center may have hindered his ability to keep this consistency. This may just be a slump, but it is noticeably concerning since much of his value is based on his ability to swat the ball.
News: Williams scored a team-high 18 points (7-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and grabbed seven rebounds Friday during 28 minutes of court action.
Impact: Williams has thrived in his new role as starting power forward. His ability to shoot from behind the arc makes him both a dynamic and an interesting fantasy option.
News: Kanter (ankle) said he will play Friday night against Phoenix, the Deseret News' Jody Genessy reports. "I talked to the trainer and said I'm going to play," Kanter said.
Impact: For the first time all season, Utah may have all 15 players healthy and available. Kanter is on pace to shatter his career highs in most categories, including points (13.8), rebounds (7.0), and blocks (0.7).
News: Biedrins (ankle) will likely be available Friday against Phoenix, the Salt Lake Tribune's Steve Luhm reports.
Impact: This isn't a guarantee that he'll play, but Biedrins practiced both Wednesday and Thursday and seems to be ready to return. If he does play, he'll have to battle for minutes with Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter (if he plays) and Rudy Gobert.
News: Rush (knee) could play Friday against Phoenix, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Rush practiced without limitations Wednesday and Thursday and declared himself fully healthy. "I think my knee is fine," he said. "I think I'm ready to go." Rush tried to return earlier this month only to sit for several more weeks, but if he truly is ready this time around, his return appears imminent.
News: Rush (knee) practiced again Thursday, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Rush has only played one game this season during a premature return from an ACL injury that he suffered last year. It appears that the Jazz aren't going to hurry his second return even though they could use Rush's veteran prowess in the backcourt.
News: Biedrins (ankle) was able to practice for the second consecutive day Thursday, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: It is still unclear if Biedrins will be able to play Friday against the Suns. He will have to share minutes with Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter (ankle) and the up and coming Rudy Gobert even if Biedrins is healthy enough to play.
News: Kanter (ankle) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against Phoenix, the Deseret News' Jody Genessy reports.
Impact: Kanter missed Monday's game with the injury, but with three full days to rest after that, he may be healthy enough to take the court Friday. If he has to sit out again, the Jazz will likely roll out the same undersized lineup they used Monday.
News: Evans, who missed the first 12 games of the season because of a shoulder injury, is averaging 17.5 minutes in four games played since returning from the injury.
Impact: A celebrity because of his dunking exploits, Evans is showing some range and touch, having made 16-of-20 attempts. His playing time has increased in each game, from 13 minutes in his first game back to 23 minutes off the bench in Monday's win over Chicago. With Utah's season going nowhere, coach Ty Corbin may eventually work Evans into the starting lineup at small forward ahead of Richard Jefferson.
News: Rush (knee) will practice Wednesday, the Deseret News reports.
Impact: Rush initially attempted to return from his November 2012 ACL and MCL tear on Nov. 5, which turned out to be overly ambitious. He was shut down after that, but it appears like he'll be ready to give it another shot in the relatively near future.
News: Biedrins (ankle) will practice Wednesday, the Deseret News reports.
Impact: Biederins would be no more than the fourth player in the Utah paint rotation behind all of Derrick Favors, Enes Kanter and Marvin Williams, so he would merely sap their minutes slightly rather than present any fantasy value in himself. In any case, it is not clear when exactly he might be able to play.
News: Kanter (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, the Deseret News reports.
Impact: Kanter previously stated that he hoped to play Friday. While his absence from practice Wednesday doesn't rule him out, it's obviously not reassuring.
Richard Jefferson - #24 - Small Forward - 6'7" - 234lbs
Tue. Nov 26, 2013 | RotoWire
News: Jefferson scored 15 points Monday (5-8 FG, 3-3 FT, 2-2 3Pt) to go along with three rebounds, one assist and one block.
Impact: Jefferson has averaged 10.1 points on the season so far. His production has been somewhat overlooked but still only warrants ownership in deeper formats.
Tue. Nov 26, 2013 | STATS
News: Kanter was back for the Jazz on Friday.
Impact: Kanter missed Monday's game against Chicago due to a sprained right ankle.
News: Hayward put up 15 points (5-15 FG, 5-7 FT), 12 assists and six rebounds in 47 minutes Monday against the Bulls.
Impact: Hayward has been an absolute workhorse for the Jazz this season. He is the No. 1 offensive option on a team that has struggled to score so far this year. Coach Tyrone Corbin has begun to tinker with his starting lineup, but Hayward's production should remain one of the constants.
News: Burke had the best performance of his young career Monday, putting up 14 points (5-17 FG, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, four assists and one steal in 34 minutes against the Bulls.
Impact: Burke has shown progression in all four of his games this year. His low field goal percentage of 33 percent is yet to be desired but expected with most rookie perimeter players. Burke has a lot of upside but also has a lot of catching up to do after missing the beginning of the season due to a surgically repaired finger.
Rudy Gobert - #27 - Center - 7'1" - 239lbs
News: Gobert recorded 10 points (3-3 FG, 4-9 FT), three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 10 minutes of action Sunday.
Impact: Gobert had an impressive night, considering that he only played 10 minutes. The only downside for the rookie was that the majority of his playing time came in garbage time, when the game was all but over. Gobert is currently playing behind Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter but has made the most out of the minutes he has been given this season.
Mike Harris - #33 - Small Forward - 6'6" - 240lbs
News: Harris recorded two points (1-2 FG) and two steals in eight minutes of action Sunday.
Impact: Harris' eight minutes mostly came during garbage time, as the Thunder had the game in hand very early. He's only averaged 12.5 minutes this season, with a bright spot being that he still gets 0.9 steals per game. He will continue struggling to find minutes, as he's behind both Gordon Hayward and Alec Burks on the depth chart.
News: Kanter said his ankle doesn't hurt too much and he hopes to play Friday, the Deseret News reports.
Impact: He will miss Monday's game and it would seem he is likely to suit up Friday after the Jazz have a three-game break between tilts.
News: Kanter (ankle) is out Monday, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: The sprained ankle that he suffered in Sunday's game will keep him out at least one game, but Kanter said if he need to play Monday, he could. He should be considered day-to-day for now. Marvin Williams and Richard Jefferson are both expected to start in a severely undersized lineup.
News: Kanter (ankle) had X-rays that came back negative Sunday in Oklahoma City, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. He will be evaluated Monday morning to see how the sprain has progressed.
Impact: This was Kanter's first game coming off the bench in coach Tyrone Corbin's new lineup. Kanter will still see significant minutes in this new system, but his sprained ankle could affect his play over the next few games.
News: Hayward had five points (2-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt) to go along with four rebounds and an assist in Sunday's game against the Thunder.
Impact: Hayward is in a bit of a slump averaging just 11.2 points while shooting under 30 percent over his last five games. Despite the decline in scoring, Hayward is still contributing elsewhere, averaging 3.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.8 steals per game over the same stretch.
News: Williams scored four points (2-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt) with three rebounds, one steal, and a blocked shot in 21 minutes of action on Sunday against the Thunder.
Impact: Williams replaced Enes Kanter in the starting lineup on Sunday as Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin experimented with a small lineup. He had been averaging 16.3 points and 6.3 rebounds in 29.3 minutes of action during his last three games. Williams fell below those numbers on Sunday but that can be accredited to the Thunder winning big over the Jazz. Ten players on the Jazz saw over 10 minutes of action with only two players scoring in double figures so expect Williams to increase his point and rebound totals in his next start.
News: Favors finished just shy of a double-double Sunday. He scored eight points (3-7 FG) to go along with nine rebounds and one steal in 22 minutes of action.
Impact: It was Favors' first start at center this season in place of Enes Kanter (ankle). The game got away from the Jazz early so Favors was pulled, before he played his average of 34.3 minutes. He was on pace to reach most of his totals, besides blocks. This could be the result of the move to center, but it is still a small sample size.
News: Burke started for the first time in his career over John Lucas III and managed just four points (2-9 FG), four assists and two rebounds in 20 minutes.
Impact: Burke will likely continue to suffer through some jitters as he returns from injury and begins to jell with the Jazz's offense. Despite the Michigan product's shooting woes, his assist-to-turnover ratio shows plenty of promise as he will most likely be the main distributor for the Jazz moving forward.
News: Kanter sprained his right ankle against the Thunder on Sunday and had to leave the game in the fourth quarter.
Impact: Kanter came down awkwardly after going up for a rebound late in Sunday's contest against Oklahoma City. He was able to walk off the court under his own power but was limping badly.
News: Williams will enter the starting five Sunday at Oklahoma City, replacing Enes Kanter in the frontcourt, the Deseret News reports.
Impact: Derrick Favors is moving to center, allowing Williams to take on the four in coach Tyrone Corbin's experiment with a small lineup. Expect Williams to sustain the workload from his last three outings, when he posted 16.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.3 three-pointers, 1.3 assists, and 1.3 steals in 29.3 minutes per outing.
News: Kanter will come off the bench Sunday with Marvin Williams' insertion into the starting five, the Deseret News reports.
Impact: With Trey Burke making his first career start, coach Tyrone Corbin will ride a smaller starting lineup composed of Williams and Derrick Favors in the frontcourt. As a result, Kanter is sliding into a reserve role but is expected to continue earning a substantial workload. However, it's unknown exactly how much run the big man will be allotted in the revised rotation.
News: Burke will make his first career start Sunday in Oklahoma City, the Deseret News reports.
Impact: Burke's first two games haven't been without some rookie jitters, but he has still put up 16 points (7-16 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 32 combined minutes. If he garners that type of run in his first start, similar production is to be expected.
News: Williams may be poised to move into the Jazz's starting lineup, the Deseret News reports.
Impact: Williams started the second half of Friday's matchup against the Mavericks, and head coach Tyrone Corbin noted that he liked the unit he used in that situation. In this potential scenario, Derrick Favors would move over to center to allow Williams to start at power forward, with Enes Kanter coming off the bench. A move to the starting lineup could potentially spark an increase in his 23 minute average, and would give Williams a strong opportunity to increase his 9.0 points and 4.6 rebounds per game totals.
News: Kanter may come off the bench in coach Tyrone Corbin's newly proposed starting lineup, the Deseret News reports.
Impact: Kanter would give way to Derrick Favors in this scenario, but would still see significant minutes off the bench according to Corbin. Kanter has posted solid averages of 14.1 points and 7.3 rebounds this season, but the Jazz appear willing to shuffle him out of the starting lineup in an effort to find a combination that really clicks. Depending on how this unit performs together, Kanter will have a chance to return to the starting lineup down the road should this move be made, but it looks as if he should still see plenty of opportunities to put up numbers regardless of his role.
News: Burke may make his way into the starting lineup as early as Sunday's matchup against the Thunder, the Deseret News reports.
Impact: Burke played only 11 and 20 minutes in his first two NBA contests, but the rookie should soon be ready to let loose, and an appearance in the starting lineup would certainly help with that. Once he shakes the rust off, Burke should have nowhere to go but up.
News: Hayward put up just 13 points (5-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go with one rebound, five assists, three steals, and two blocks in 35 minutes of action Friday against the Mavericks.
Impact: It appears Hayward is in the midst of a slump, as he is averaging just 13.2 points on 28 percent shooting from the field over his last five games. Still, he has averaged 4.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.8 steals, and 1.0 blocks during that span. It is encouraging to see him contribute in other categories when his shot isn't falling, and Hayward should continue to play well despite his recent struggles.
News: Williams stuffed the stats sheet with 19 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block, and three treys in 32 minutes of action Friday against the Mavericks.
Impact: Williams had returned from a one-game absence, and it appears he came prepared to play. Although Friday's performance is likely a statistical anomaly, he could be on the radar in deep leagues, as he is averaging 16.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.3 steals over his last three games.
News: Burke logged 20 minutes in Friday's loss to the Mavericks. He contributed five points, five rebounds, and three assists.
Impact: In his second game back from injury, Burke still appeared to be rusty. It is only a matter of time before he makes his way into the starting lineup. Despite his struggles fro the field Friday, his fantasy value can only increase from here on out.
News: Kanter struggled mightily in Friday's loss to the Mavericks, putting up just two points (1-6 FG) to go with five rebounds in 21 minutes of action.
Impact: Friday's performance marks Kanter's second in three games where he has failed to reach double-digits in scoring. After a strong start to the season, Kanter appears to be on a mini slump. He has broken the 10-point scoring mark just once over his last five games, and hasn't shown signs of getting back to form. Still, owners should give Kanter the benefit of the doubt, as he has proven his offensive prowess early in the season.
News: Williams (nose) will play Friday against the Mavericks.
Impact: Williams is limited from a fantasy perspective as he doesn't contribute in too many categories. Still, look for him to have some minutes in Friday's game.
News: Hayward (knee) will play Friday against the Mavericks.
Impact: Hayward has been excellent this season, and it appears his knee injury wasn't too serious. Look for him to start.
News: Hayward (knee) had his x-rays come back negative and remains a game-time decision for Friday's game, the Deseret News reports.
Impact: Hayward had the x-rays confirm that he is dealing with a knee contusion rather than anything more significant. He took part in the team's morning shootaround Friday and will be a game-time decision for the game against the Mavericks.
News: Hayward (knee), who is a game-time call Friday at Dallas, was taken for precautionary X-rays following morning shootaround, the Deseret News reports.
Impact: The key word is precautionary, but Hayward may have complained of sudden pain following the early workout. His status for Friday's contest is up in the air but should become more clear as game time approaches.
News: Burke's minutes will be increased Friday at Dallas, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Impact: Coach Tyrone Corbin is hopeful that Burke will take the court in each quarter, some of which he'll potentially finish. Here's to hope that the 11 minutes he logged in his NBA debut Wednesday will soon be a thing of the past.
News: Hayward (knee) participated in morning shootaround and will likely take the floor Friday in Dallas, the Deseret News reports.
Impact: Hayward's season-worst shooting night Wednesday (1-17 FG, 0-8 3Pt, 4-4 FT) was clearly the result of his bruised right kneecap. However, the ailment appears to be one that he can manage and still presumably produce on a nightly basis going forward. If for some reason he's held out, Alec Burks is the likely candidate to earn a spot start at shooting guard.
News: Williams (nose) is slated to rejoin the Jazz in Dallas, where he'll be a game-time decision Friday.
Impact: Williams' surgery to repair a broken nose was pushed back from Tuesday to Thursday, so it's unclear exactly what his prospects are for suiting up and participating Friday. If he's unable to go, expect a return to action Sunday in Oklahoma City, likely with a mask to protect his healing nose.
Thu. Nov 21, 2013 | STATS
News: Hayward had a game he'd like to forget Wednesday, shooting 1 for 17 from the field in a 105-98 loss at New Orleans.
Impact: He finished with a season-low six points, but did have a season-high 11 assists.
Thu. Nov 21, 2013 | STATS
News: Williams has a broken nose.
Impact: He underwent surgery to repair the injury, but he's not expected to miss much -- if any -- time. Consider him day-to-day.
Wed. Nov 20, 2013 | STATS
News: Williams will have a procedure to repair a fractured nose and will miss Utah's game against New Orleans on Wednesday night.
Impact: Williams sustained the fracture during a game against San Antonio on Nov. 15, but has played in two games since then. He will have the outpatient procedure on Thursday and should rejoin the Jazz for their game Friday night against Dallas wearing a face mask, the team announced Wednesday.