November 18, 2017, 1:43 pm
Donovan Mitchell will shift back over to shooting guard as Ricky Rubio should return from his one-game absence. The Jazz have lost seven of their last eight and need Rubio to step up his game in the absence of Rudy Gobert. Rubio started the season hot but cooled off significantly over his last seven games. Perhaps his struggles have been related to his Achilles and the one game off will help. Even though he is still putting up top-85 numbers, his assists are down from 9.1 to 5.5 this year and he is shooting 37.3 percent from the field. If you want to buy low on him, now is the time. Sefolosha has been putting up top-120 numbers in only 21.3 minutes per game but may miss his second straight. Royce O’Neale played a career-high 21 minutes and produced four points and seven rebounds in his place last game.