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Western Northwest Standings

Team Conf Overall
28-14 52-20
26-16 47-25
23-19 42-30
15-27 23-49
12-30 22-50

2020 Stats

STATS MPG PPG FG% RPG APG
Regular Season 3.8 1.1 44.4 0.9 0.0
Post Season 1 0.0 1.0 0.0

Top Udoka Azubuike News

  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Out for finale

    Azubuike (back) will not play in Tuesday's Summer League finale against the 76ers, Ryan Miller of KSL.com reports.

    The Jazz are calling it "low back soreness" for the big man, but it's likely just a precautionary absence with nothing on the line. The former Kansas standout has impressed in Las Vegas, averaging 13.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 2.5 blocks through four appearances.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Returns from sprained ankle

    Azubuike (ankle) played two minutes off the bench and recorded no statistics in Wednesday's 105-98 loss to the Trail Blazers.

    Azubuike's two-minute cameo marked his first appearance with the Jazz since Jan. 29 and his first in any game since Feb. 10, when he suffered a severe ankle sprain while playing for the Salt Lake City Stars at the G League bubble in Orlando. So long as Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors are both healthy and available, the rookie first-round pick likely won't see meaningful run for the Jazz.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Officially available

    Azubuike (ankle) is available for Friday's game against the Nuggets.

    Azubuike was probable ahead of Friday's contest, and he'll return to the court for the first time since January. He averaged just 4.1 minutes per game prior to his injury.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Probable for Friday

    Azubuike (ankle) is probable for Friday's game against the Nuggets.

    A severe right ankle sprain has sidelined Azubuike since January, but it looks as though he's nearing a return to the court. Once cleared, the Jazz could still opt to ease the rookie back into action.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Out Friday

    Azubuike (ankle) is out Friday against the Pacers.

    Azubuike has been sidelined since late January due to a right ankle sprain. There's no indication as to when the 21-year-old will be available to return.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Out Saturday

    Azubuike (ankle) is out Saturday against the Magic.

    Azubuike has been sidelined since late January due to a right ankle sprain. There's no indication as to when the 21-year-old will be available to return.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Out again Friday

    Azubuike (ankle) will not play Friday against Chicago, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

    Azubuike has been sidelined since late January due to a right ankle sprain. There's no indication as to when the 21-year-old will be available to return.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Remains sidelined

    Azubuike (ankle) will remain out for Friday's game against the Rockets, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    After suffering a severe right ankle sprain in a Feb. 10 appearance in the G League, Azubuike returned to the Jazz to continue his recovery process. The Jazz are listing him as out indefinitely and haven't suggested he's close to a return, so expect his absence to extend into April. The rookie first-round pick hadn't been regularly featured in head coach Quin Snyder's rotation prior to suffering his injury.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Out indefinitely with ankle sprain

    The Jazz ruled Azubuike out indefinitely after he sustained a "severe right ankle sprain" while playing for the G League's Salt Lake City Stars on Wednesday, Sarah Todd of The Deseret News reports.

    The diagnosis actually represents good news for Azubuike, who looked like he may have sustained structural damage to his lower right leg when he awkwardly landed while attempting a hook shot before being stretched off the court in the Stars' season-opening loss to the Erie BayHawks. While a firm timeline for Azubuike's return hasn't emerged, he looks poised to miss the duration of the G League season, which is expected to conclude around the same time as the NBA All-Star break. Azubuike hasn't been a rotation player for the Jazz in his rookie season, but his absence would leave Utah without a traditional backup option at center if Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors are to miss any time in the coming weeks.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Suffers injury in G League

    Azubuike suffered an apparent right ankle injury Wednesday in the fourth quarter of the G League's Salt Lake City Stars' 117-98 loss to the Erie BayHawks, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

    Making his first appearance at the G League bubble in Orlando, Azubuike started and tallied eight points, 11 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 28 minutes before exiting after he landed awkwardly on a short jump hook attempt in the paint. The center was taken off the court in a stretcher, but the Stars didn't provide an update on the extent of his injury after the game. Azubuike was unsurprisingly held out of the Stars' 118-84 loss to the Oklahoma City Blue on Thursday, and he'll almost certainly miss additional contests to follow.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Assigned to G League

    Azubuike was assigned to the G League on Monday, Sarah Todd of The Deseret News reports.

    Azubuike has played sparingly so far this season, so he'll head to the G League bubble to receive more regular playing time. Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors will continue to handle to work at center for the Jazz.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Off injury report

    Azubuike (knee) isn't listed on the injury report for Wednesday's season opener at Portland, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

    The rookie first-round pick sat out the preseason finale due to left knee soreness, but he's good to go for the season opener. Azubuike is poised to work behind Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors at center this season.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Out Thursday

    Azubuike won't play in Thursday's preseason game against the Clippers due to left knee soreness.

    The rookie will miss the Jazz' final preseason game, as Azubuike is apparently dealing with soreness in his left knee. The center figures to play behind veterans Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors to begin the season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-10, 270 lbs
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
Age: 22
Class: Freshman