Utah Jazz Roster
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Free-agent center Hassan Whiteside has agreed to a veteran's minimum with the Jazz. After several seasons of efficiency in Miami, the veteran then made stops in Portland and Sacramento. While with the Kings, Whiteside averaged 8.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks but was plagued by injuries and relegated to a reserve role behind Richaun Holmes. He will remain a bench option in Utah backing up Rudy Gobert, a player who hasn't missed much time over the years. Although Whiteside still has value in deeper formats, his fantasy ceiling is potentially the lowest than at any point throughout his career.
Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley is expected to be a priority for the team during the offseason. The veteran, who will be an unrestricted free agent, averaged 16.2 points, 6.0 assists, and 1.6 steals while shooting 41.2 percent from distance during the 2020-21 campaign but has been plagued by consistent hamstring issues throughout the last few seasons. The 33-year-old isn't as reliable as he was during his days in Memphis. However, he is worth a gamble, especially if he can stay healthy, for those looking for an adequate backup point guard in fantasy drafts for the 2022 season.
Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley (hamstring) is questionable for Game 6 on Friday night. This isn't a surprise, primarily since the veteran has yet to play during the series as he attempts to make it back from a right hamstring strain. Donovan Mitchell (ankle) is also questionable, but even if either of these two can play, they will undoubtedly be less than 100 percent. As a result, Jordan Clarkson and Bogdan Bogdanovic could see an uptick in DFS production as the team's potential primary scoring options.
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (ankle) is questionable for Friday's pivotal matchup against the Clippers. Mitchell is back on the injury report because of soreness in his right ankle, an ailment that forced him to miss the team's final 16 regular-season contests. The 24-year-old went 6-for-19 from the field and 4-for-14 from deep during the Game 5 loss on Wednesday, so it's safe to assume that the injury was bothering him more than DFS managers realized. With Mitchell not at full-strength, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Jordan Clarkson could be the primary scoring options in a do-or-die Game 6, especially if Mike Conley (hamstring) is also out.
Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's matchup against the Clippers. The veteran continues to deal with nagging hamstring soreness and has yet to suit up during the first four contests against Los Angeles. If Conley isn't available, which is likely the case, Donovan Mitchell should once again gain a significant bump in usage, while Jordan Clarkson may continue to see a massive chunk of minutes from off the bench. All five Utah starters, along with Clarkson, should be considered viable DFS options, primarily since they are all expected to see plenty of work in Game 5.