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Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell is expected to sign a maximum extension with the organization once free agency opens in mid-October. It'll likely be around five years and worth $170 million, but the amount might change depending on the salary cap. He averaged 25.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.7 triples this season. He's clearly an important part of the future in Utah and will be an early round pick in most drafts next season.
Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley (personal) is available for Friday's Game 3 versus the Denver Nuggets. He recently returned to the bubble after leaving for the birth of his child. Conley was under a four-day quarantine and is now available for Friday's contest. Jordan Clarkson will lose some playing time and value with Conley returning. Donovan Mitchell will take a slight hit from this, but he has been a monster in this series. Conley is expected to carry a full workload on Friday.
Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley (personal) has left the bubble and won't be available for Monday's game against the Denver Nuggets. Conley made it clear that he would be leaving the bubble to be present for the birth of his child. It's unknown how long Conley will be gone, so the team could end up playing most of the series without him. Emmanuel Mudiay figures to get the nod as starter, so Jordan Clarkson can remain with the second unit. Clarkson is the better fantasy option despite Mudiay likely getting the start. Donovan Mitchell and Joe Ingles will be asked to handle the ball more often and should see their fantasy value rise significantly without Conley available.
Utah Jazz center Ed Davis (knee) has been ruled out for the entire first round versus the Denver Nuggets. The team mentioned that he will be re-evaluated in a few weeks, which means he could miss more than just the first round. He was averaging 10.8 minutes per game this season. Those minutes will be split up between Rudy Gobert and Tony Bradley. The absence of Davis won't have a huge fantasy impact, but Gobert should gain a little fantasy value until Davis returns.
Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson scored 18 points with five treys in just 14 minutes of a 122-114 loss to the Mavericks. It's a shame that Utah was resting their best players in this one, including Clarkson, because he was red-hot. He doesn't provide much more other than points and threes, but he's very solid in those two categories. Clarkson can be a solid DFS option, even as Utah's sixth man. He'll get a matchup against the Spurs on Thursday.