February 29, 2020, 12:38 amRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert was a beast on the defensive end of the floor for the Jazz in a 129-119 win over the Wizards, recording three steals and four blocks to go with his nine points and nine rebounds in 35 minutes.
While the scoring was not there and Gobert shooting 1-of-4 from the stripe, his contributions in the defensive categories were surely well received by his owners. Gobert's post-game was not too much part of the equation tonight as the Wizards tried to push the pace of the game. He should have a more balanced two-way performance soon.
February 29, 2020, 12:33 amBojan BogdanovicSF, Utah Jazz
Bojan Bogdanovic woke up from his sluggish stupor on Friday and was back at it again with 21 points on 7-of-17 shooting, adding four 3s, one rebound and three assists in 33 minutes.
Bogdanovic, as we've seen him do time and time again, kept on shooting until his shots started falling, breaking his string of low-end games with tonight's reasonably solid performance. He should be fine moving forward.
February 27, 2020, 1:41 amDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell's efforts came up short in Wednesday's 114-103 loss to the Celtics, despite finishing with 37 points (15-32 FG, 2-10 3PT), five rebounds and five assists.
Mitchell had a herculean effort, but it fell short as the Jazz are struggling to find the right lineup to play around him. It is rare to see him shoot so poorly from deep, but he was able to get his points in other ways tonight. He seems to have settled in around fourth-round value for the season, with some flashes of upside as witnessed tonight.
February 27, 2020, 1:33 amMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley ended up getting the starting nod on Wednesday, putting together a line of 15 points (5-13 FG, 5-9 3PT), four rebounds, three assists and one steal.
Conley did all of his damage from deep in this contest, while only attempting four shot inside the arc. It's unsure what Conley's role will be moving forward, but he has been outside of the top-200 for a couple of months now and it doesn't look like that will change.
February 27, 2020, 1:27 amRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale made the most of his starting opportunity, picking up 14 points (4-7 FG, 2-5 3PT), four rebounds, one assist and three steals on Wednesday night.
O'Neale did not disappoint on the defensive end and could be an interesting pickup for team that need some steals. He's been a top-75 player over the last week of games and has upside if given the minutes.
February 27, 2020, 1:23 amBojan BogdanovicSF, Utah Jazz
Bojan Bogdanocic struggled to get anything going again on Wednesday night, finishing with just three points on 1-of-8 shooting.
Another night without triple and questions have to start swirling around him. While everyone has slumps, this one is particularly bad.
As the Jazz are trying to figure out their lineup Bogdanovic doesn't want to give any reason to question his starting role. As an example, Joe Ingles was moved to the bench for tonight's contest but did nothing to earn his way back into the starting lineup, ending with two points in 26 minutes of play.
February 26, 2020, 4:37 pmMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
The Athletic is reporting that Mike Conley will remain in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics while Joe Ingles will head to the bench.
It was previously reported that Royce O'Neale would be replacing Mike Conley in the starting lineup on Wednesday but it appears as if Conley is not being sent to the bench unit. Instead, the Jazz are choosing to have Joe Ingles come off the bench. The Jazz are looking to shake things up after losing three straight and they are definitely a team worth watching from a fantasy perspective. Continue to monitor this situation to see how the rotations shake out going forward.
Source: Tony Jones on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 3:09 pmRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale will enter the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Celtics.
It sounds like this will be the new normal for the Jazz going forward. Mike Conley will slide to the bench but should still play a prominent role. O'Neale will be a nice source of steals with more minutes coming, but we'll have to see if the offense follows. Joe Ingles could see an uptick in assists as part of this new lineup configuration.
Source: The Athletic
February 26, 2020, 3:07 pmMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley is expected to come off the bench starting on Wednesday against the Celtics.
He'll be replaced in the starting lineup by Royce O'Neale. Conley will still play significant minutes, but he has disappointed this season while O'Neale is renowned for his defense.
Source: The Athletic
February 25, 2020, 12:49 amBojan BogdanovicSF, Utah Jazz
Bojan Bogdanovic did not hit a trey in his 4-of-10 makes from the field on Monday, but cooked at the line with a perfect 8-for-8 clip for 16 points, two assists, three rebounds and two steals.
The last time Bogie failed to hit a three was way back on February 3rd. His solid free-throw shooting and two steals helped soften the blow. No need to worry as those triples will come splashing down once again in no time.
February 25, 2020, 12:44 amMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley had a forgettable outing on Monday, recording ust eight points (4-of-6 shooting) and one assist in 22 minutes.
Yuck. Just when you thought Conley was back and ready to roll after a 13-point game on Saturday, he disappoints big time with this dud. The opportunities for production are still there, so he's worth trusting over your average, garden-variety FA pickup.
February 25, 2020, 12:42 amDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell exploded for 38 points on 11-of-19 shooting from the field and 10-of-12 shooting from the line on Monday but the Jazz still fell to the Suns 111-131.
Mitchell hit six 3s and added four boards, four assists with one steal to the box tonight. Unfortunately, Mitchell's stellar outing could not translate to a W. Still, from a fantasy standpoint, Mitchell's arrow is dragged upward with this big game.
February 24, 2020, 1:37 pmNigel Williams-GossPG, Utah Jazz
Nigel Williams-Goss (left quad contusion) will not play on Monday.
Williams-Goss has been on the injury report since the All-Star break, not that his absence affects anything.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 22, 2020, 11:52 pmBojan BogdanovicSF, Utah Jazz
Bojan Bogdanovic was limited to scoring just 12 points on 3-of-10 shooting with one trey and six rebounds in Saturday's loss to the Rockets.
Bogdanovic is running a bit cold right now with this being the second straight game where he's uncharacteristically shot 30 percent or less from the field. He's a .451 shooter on the season so an upward correction should be on the near horizon.
February 22, 2020, 11:49 pmRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert was quiet in Saturday's loss to the Rockets and was limited to posting just 12 points (3-of-7 FGs, 6-of-9 FTs), six rebounds and two blocks in 34 minutes.
Unfortunately for Gobert owners, the Rockets matchup was not a stylistically favorable one for him. This low-end line is not a cause for concern and he should bounce back soon once the Jazz face teams with non-micro-ball systems.