Jeff Withey came off the bench Saturday against Miami to produce eight points, three rebounds, one assist, and one block in 20 minutes.
Withey's recent surge of playing time is nearing its end since Rudy Gobert (knee) is back on the court and already seeing 28 minutes in just his second game after an 18-game absence. Gobert and Withey don't mesh on the court at the same time, so even Derrick Favors' (back) continued absence doesn't suggest Withey will retain his 20-minute average which was earned over the last 18 games.
Jeff Withey managed 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-4 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists, four blocks and a steal over 32 minutes in Saturday's 92-87 overtime victory over the Grizzlies.
"Rejection" clearly has a very positive connotation in Utah, where Withey is beginning to rival the man he's filling in for, Rudy Gobert, with respect to shot-blocking prowess. He's now tallied back-to-back games with four blocks, and has rattled off four consecutive double-digit scoring performances. Withey has excelled in multiple aspects of his game over that span, shooting 54.5 percent (18-for-33) and averaging 8.5 rebounds and three blocks. He's also recorded at least one steal in each contest. Withey's improved play has also garnered him additional playing time, with the third-year center receiving no less than 24 minutes during that period.
Jeff Withey recorded 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-4 FT), 12 boards (five offensive), two blocks, two steals, and one assist across a season-high 24 minutes in Monday's 95-91 win over the 76ers.
It was the first double-double of the season for Withey, who made the most of Derrick Favors' second consecutive absence due to back spasms and also took advantage of one of the league's weaker frontcourts. Withey is expected to remain a member of the Utah Jazz rotation so long as Rudy Gobert (knee) remains sidelined, but since Favors' injury isn't considered a long-term concern, Withey could see his playing time fall back to the 10-to-15-minute range in the near future.
Jeff Withey will get another start Monday versus Philadelphia, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
With Derrick Favors out again, Withey will draw another start. Withey is seeing a lot more action than expected this season due to key injuries to Utah's frontcourt. He will look to take advantage of another opportunity Monday. He will likely slide back into a reserve role upon Favors' return.
Jeff Withey accumulated six points (2-5 FG, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, two blocks and a steal over 19 minutes in Saturday's 109-104 loss to the Clippers.
The second-year pro returned to the starting lineup with Derrick Favors (back spasms) sidelined, and was productive over his limited time on the court. Withey has played reasonably well in his opportunities while Rudy Gobert has been sidelined with a knee injury, and figures to continue receiving modest playing time against lineups with traditional big men at the five. Even with the Utah Jazz 's injuries in the frontcourt, Withey has only played more than 20 minutes in a game once this season.
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