September 18, 2018, 6:27 pmRicky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz
Ricky Rubio is over the hamstring injury he sustained in the postseason and will be a full participant in training camp.
Rubio has reportedly been cleared since mid-summer, so he should be able to jump in without any limitations. It's a contract year for him and the Jazz could divert some playmaking responsibilities to other players but Rubio should remain a solid fantasy player either way. He was able to land in the middle rounds despite career-worst numbers in assists, though it took a big second-half push to get there.
April 26, 2018, 1:01 amDonovan Mitchell - SG - Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell went for 23 points, five rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer in the Jazz's loss to the Thunder on Wednesday night.
The Jazz may have sullied a perfect opportunity to put away the Thunder in Game 5 but Mitchell was still electric. He has yet to score less than 20 in a game this series and there doesn't appear to be an end in sight as his volume has been tremendously high against the Thunder. One thing Jazz fans have to watch for is Mitchell trying to shoot Utah back into games though. There are still little moments where he looks like a rookie and in tonight's big moments, he forced a bit too much. If he can figure out where to pick his spots and defer when the time is right, despite tonight's result, this series is over.
April 26, 2018, 12:47 amRudy Gobert - C - Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert tallied 11 points, 10 rebounds, one assist, two blocks and a steal in the Jazz's devastating Game 5 loss to the Thunder on Wednesday night.
It's safe to say that Gobert's interior defense played a large part in Utah building up a 25-point lead in Game 5. But once Gobert got himself in foul trouble, the game flipped. The Jazz lost by eight but the Stifle Tower still finished a plus-7. If OKC has a chance at winning the series, the key could very well be taking Gobert out of it with aggressive drives and smart ball movement around the rim. If Gobert stays on the floor, the series shouldn't get past Game 6 in Salt Lake City on Friday night.
April 26, 2018, 12:41 amJae Crowder - SF - Utah Jazz
Jae Crowder scored 27 points to go with eight rebounds, three assists, a steal and six 3-pointers in the Jazz's 107-99 loss to the Thunder on Wednesday night.
It seemed as if the Jazz were going to close out the series mid-way through the 3rd quarter and it would forever be known as the "Jae Crowder game." Instead, OKC woke up and climbed out of a hole to force a Game 6. Still, Crowder was huge off the bench, tallying a team-high 27 points and knocking down six triples. If Crowder is going to be a reliable shooter, it adds another dimension to Utah's offense that can make them dangerous in not only Friday's Game 6 but beyond that if the Jazz get the job done and advance.