October 31, 2019, 12:42 amRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale didn't attempt a single on Wednesday to finish with zero points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal.
We know O'Neale is more of a white collar player, but this is still disappointing considering he's the starter for the Jazz. He's holding deep-league value for now, but can be dropped if his gun-shyness persists.
October 29, 2019, 12:59 amRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale scored seven points on 3-of-7 shooting while adding four rebounds, four assists, two blocks and triple on Monday against the Suns.
He had a nice game, but O'Neale's stat set is a bit clunky and is a better player in reality than in fantasy. He can be left on the wire outside of deeper leagues.
October 25, 2019, 9:24 pmJoe InglesSF, Utah Jazz
Joe Ingles and Jeff Green have been listed as starters on Friday vs. the Lakers.
Ingles and Green join Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley and Rudy Gobert in the starting lineup. Royce O'Neale will come off the bench and Bojan Bogdanovic is out recovering from a left ankle sprain.
Source: Eric Walden on Twitter
October 24, 2019, 1:46 amRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale started on Wednesday and hit all six of his shots for 14 points with five rebounds and two threes.
O'Neale played 30 minutes and should be the starter moving forward with the Jazz opting to bring Joe Ingles off the bench. Ingles played 32 minutes and had seven points on 3-of-8 shooting. Ingles is the better fantasy option but O'Neale can be a used in 16-team leagues as a player that can provide threes and steals.
October 12, 2019, 1:41 amRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale started at power forward for the Jazz on Friday and looked good as he put up 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting with two rebounds, three dimes, one assist, one steal, one block and four triples.
O'Neale has been a sneaky deep-league guy in spots over his career. The new-look Jazz has opened up some room for him to grow and strut his stuff. It's worth following if he can hang onto that starting PF job come regular season tip-off.
October 11, 2019, 7:29 pmRoyce O'NealeSF, Utah Jazz
Royce O'Neale is starting at power forward on Friday, with Joe Ingles coming off the bench.
This has been a rumored starting lineup ever since the Jazz signed Bojan Bogdanovic, and O'Neale is a pretty malleable fit as a low-maintenance offensive player who can guard multiple positions. This should set off alarm bells for deep-league managers, as O'Neale averaged 0.8 threes, 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocks in 20.4 mpg last season. Standard-league managers should also view this as a move that will push down Ingles' ADP — that's great for profit margin, as he's still going to play enough to deliver late-middle round value. Both are far more exciting fantasy options than Jeff Green, who is the other candidate to start at PF.
Source: Tony Jones on Twitter
April 24, 2019, 10:41 pmRoyce O'NealeF, 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'NealeF, 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 RubioG, 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'NealeF, 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 RubioG, 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'NealeF, 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'NealeF, 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 ExumG, 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'NealeF, 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.