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Can the Utah Jazz Reserve Players Beat the Phoenix Suns, #1 Team in the NBA?

Updated: Feb 3, 2022

The Utah Jazz's ENTIRE starting line up is sitting out... Rudy Gobert - calf injury, out for unknown amount of time. Donavon Mitchell - Concussion Protocol, should be back soon, it happened in the Lakers Game and seemed light. Joe Ingles - ankle injury, sending people to his twitter for game to game decision, Haha. Bojan Bogdonavic - general knee soreness. Mike Conley, point-guard - out for "injury management reasons" or just general soreness...

THE GOOD NEWS IS the Jazz Starting Line Up should be 100% healthy soon. THE GOOD NEWS ALSO IS... New players get a chance to show out.

SO, the starting line up tonight for the Jazz:

Trent Forrest

Trent Forrest went unsigned in the 2020 Draft year, however he did land a two way contract with the Utah Jazz. He has yet to play a game for the Salt Lake City Stars, to my understanding, but he did GO OFF in the Summer League averaging around 15 points a game. Tonight is a chance for him to show his capabilities and consistency in the league!

Jordan Clarkson

The Reigning Six man of the Year and a common starter on the Jazz, Clarkson is scoring 15 points a game in an average of 26 minutes played per game, in his third season with Utah. In this matchup, he will show his capabilities to lead a team and control a game.

Danuel House Jr.

House is a former Houston Rocket who averages 9 points a game in his career, since being drafted in 2016. Recently, he has been jumping from team to team and is now playing on his second 10-day contract with the Jazz. His best highlight game was against Toronto; he put up 13 points. As a starter tonight it will be exciting to see if he can showcase his games strong suits.

Rudy Gay

6'8 Forward, and former Sacramento King, Rudy Gay has been pairing well with Jazz Center Rudy Gobert in first season with the Utah Jazz. Together the duo is outscoring opposition competitors bigs by 24.3 points per every 100 possessions. Tonight, we will see if he can step up and fill in for the missing Gobert and Bogdonavic. possessions

Hassan Whiteside

He comes back for Phoenix game after missing six games. Typically he comes off the bench for Rudy Gobert and is averaging 8 points a game in his first season with the Utah Jazz. WhiteSide played most his career for the Miami Heat and Sacramento Kings. Will he show his potential to play as a starter in tonight's game?


Elijah Hughs

Former Syracuse star, Hughes was drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans as the 39th pick in the second round of the 2020 NBA Draft. He was then immediately traded to the Utah Jazz. He has only played one game in his NBA career so far... but, HE PUT UP 26 POINTS WITH 7 THREES against Toronto, however it ended in 122-108 loss.

Eric Paschall

Former Warriors Player, Pascal has been seeing more playing time recently. He has been fun to watch and brings a lot of channeled energy and good flow to the game. A versatile player he contributed 29 points in the game against Toronto.

An exciting opportunity for new players to step up and shine in game 1 of a back to back matchup with the Phoenix Suns. Tonight, January 24th! Check back here for a follow up of how players did and leave comments below! vvvv


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