There are three scoring periods left until default H2H playoffs commence. I hope your teams are surging and not slippin’. ***** A few stream-of-consciousness thoughts on trades this week (not all of them, *cough* Malachi…
April 24, 2019, 10:41 pmRoyce O'Neale - F - Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale was very effective in 33 minutes off the bench Wednesday, scoring 18 points to go with five rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers.
O'Neale was a big factor for the Jazz staying competitive in this one, picking up the slack offensively for stretches of the game. The 25-year-old forward saw his role increase in his second season in Utah and figures to see more gradual increase in his next one with them.
April 18, 2019, 12:47 amRoyce O'Neale - F - Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale played well on Wednesday in a Game 2 blowout loss to the Rockets as he had 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting with three triples and four assists.
O'Neale stepped up as Joe Ingles managed just seven points on 3-of-8 shooting with five steals. He saw 27 minutes of action in this one after seeing just 15 minutes in Game 1. He has guarded James Harden on numerous possessions thus far and it seems as though Harden goes at him every chance he gets. This may be the best game we see from O'Neale all series, but he has given the Jazz some solid run off the bench thus far.
April 12, 2019, 5:38 pmRicky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz
Ricky Rubio (left quad contusion) went through portions of Friday’s practice as did Raul Neto (ankle).
Rubio missed the last three games due to the quad injury and has been battling with this issue for much of the season. It’s good to see him participating in practice as the Jazz will need him as close to 100 percent as possible as they prepare for a tough matchup with the Rockets starting on Sunday. If he can’t play, look for Royce O’Neale to extended run defending James Harden.
Source: Andy Larsen on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 2:43 amRoyce O'Neale - F - Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale joined the Jazz starting lineup in Wednesday's season finale vs. the Clippers and recorded six points on 3-of-6 shooting with three rebounds and one assist in 25 minutes.
O'Neale played in all 82 games this season and finished with value in the top-250 range in 8/9-cat per-game and top-180 in 8/9-cat totals. He averaged 5.2 points and 3.5 rebounds in 20.4 minutes per game, seeing run with the starters on several occasions. As a role-player, O'Neale did produce any eye-popping breakout performances, but he did manage to go on a four-game streak where he scored in double figures. Overall, it was a net positive for O'Neale in his sophomore season, earning more trust and rotational minutes from the Jazz coaching staff.
April 5, 2019, 9:39 pmRicky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz
Ricky Rubio (left quad contusion) left Friday’s game vs. Kings in the first quarter and will not return.
At least it wasn’t his hamstring. All kidding aside, Rubio has been banged up for the better part of two years and can’t seem to shake the nagging injuries. With Raul Neto and Dante Exum unavailable, look for Royce O’Neale to get more run. Rubio finished with four points, two rebounds and a turnover in five minutes of action.
Source: Jazz on Twitter
April 4, 2019, 1:15 amRoyce O'Neale - F - Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale started for injured Ricky Rubio (hamstring) on Wednesday against the Suns, scoring two points on 1-of-4 shooting with six rebounds, three assists and one steal over 33 minutes.
This was a lopsided game that's hard to really read into, but O'Neale hasn't really been able to produce during fill-in duty like he has in the past. He's not really a streaming option unless the Jazz rest all of their big guns. The same goes for Thabo Sefolosha (two points, two boards, one assist, 23 minutes), who started with both Jae Crowder and Derrick Favors out.
April 3, 2019, 9:47 pmRoyce O'Neale - F - Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale will move into the starting lineup on Wednesday.
He's filling in for Ricky Rubio (hamstring) who was abruptly scratched before this one got going. The Jazz are very shorthanded in general fo this ballgame, and should provide O'Neale with ample opportunity to produce at multiple positions.
Source: Eric Walden on Twitter
March 15, 2019, 8:59 pmDante Exum - G - Utah Jazz
MRI results showed Dante Exum has a partially torn patellar tendon in his right knee and is out indefinitely.
Exum just can’t seem to shake the injury bug that has derailed a promising start to his professional basketball career. An official timetable hasn’t yet been set but we doubt Exum suits up again this season. His absence would mean more time for Royce O’Neale and Raul Neto though neither is worth an add as long as Ricky Rubio is playing.
Source: Eric Woodyard on Twitter
March 11, 2019, 11:44 pmRoyce O'Neale - F - Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale scored 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting to go with eight rebounds, two assists, a steal and five 3-pointers on Monday.
O'Neale had it going on offense for the Jazz, who had trouble generating anything on that end of the floor. He logged 40 minutes tonight which was the most out of any Jazz player but even with that amount of time his value is supported by unsustainable shooting.
March 8, 2019, 10:56 pmRoyce O'Neale - F - Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale started for an injured Ricky Rubio (hamstring tightness) on Friday and quietly put up 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting with one rebound, one assist, one triple and two steals in 29 minutes.
This was a deep-league usable line but unfortunately, O'Neale's nice pop in value will be short-lived given that Rubio is already listed as probable for Saturday.
March 1, 2019, 8:40 pmRicky Rubio - G - Utah Jazz
Ricky Rubio (hamstring tightness) is listed as probable to play on Saturday vs. the Bucks.
Rubio will likely regain his starting role if he plays sending Royce O’Neale back to the bench. Raul Neto (hamstring) is listed as out.
February 9, 2019, 8:49 pmRoyce O'Neale - F - Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale was feeling it in Saturday's 125-105 victory over the Spurs, going 4-for-4 from downtown to finish the game with 17 points (6-of-7 shooting), five rebounds and one assist.
O'Neale has been known to explode like this every once in a while but on a game-to-game level has been too inconsistent to consider in standard leagues. He's a watch list guy because he'll pop should any of the Jazz starters get injured.
January 19, 2019, 12:06 amRoyce O'Neale - F - Utah Jazz
In another start for the Jazz on Friday, Royce O'Neale tied his career-high for rebounds with 11 and added 16 points (6-of-8 shooting), five rebounds, four triples, one steal and one block in 36 minutes.
It was blowout and O'Neale got to feast in some of that available garbage time. That said, he's still a solid hold in 14-team leagues or deeper for his recent productivity. Derrick Favors also double-doubled for the Jazz with 12 points on 4-of-11 shooting, adding 10 boards, a steal and a block in 23 minutes.
With just over a month and a half in Yahoo standard leagues (of course, check your own settings) it appears trade season is upon us, at least if what’s been going on in my leagues…