Sefolosha's knee injury, which he suffered during Friday's contest against the Hornets, could be long-term, Marc Stein of the New York Times reports. A definitive diagnosis is expected this weekend. Sefolosha has been a reliable wing presence for Utah this season, missing just four games and averaging 8.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals across 21.2 minutes per game while drilling 38.1 percent of his looks from long range. A long-term absence for the veteran would likely push Alec Burks, Joe Johnson and Jonas Jerebko into more prominent roles.
Sefolosha will not return to Friday's game against the Hornets after suffering a knee sprain, Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Sefolosha was off to a hot start in the second half until he suffered the injury. He subsequently went to the locker room. His night will end with seven points (3-5 FG, 1/1 3PT), four rebounds, two assits, and one block across 17 minutes. The severity of the injury is unknown at this time, but the team does not play again until Monday versus the Pacers.
Sefolosha will return to the starting five Friday against the Hornets, Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune reports. The Jazz shuffled their lineup for Wednesday's game against Washington with Derrick Favors (ankle) out of the lineup, but with Favors now healthy, the team will return to its regular five, featuring Sefolosha at power forward. The move will likely come with an increased role after Sefolosha played just nine minutes Wednesday, his lowest total of the season.
Sefolosha will start at power forward for Friday's game against the Nuggets, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports. The Jazz continue to alternate Sefolosha and Jonas Jerebko in the starting lineup at power forward depending on the opposing matchup. Against the Nuggets, it appears coach Quin Snyder will opt for a smaller lineup, pushing Sefolosha back into the top unit, with Jerebko coming off the bench. In three previous starts this season, Sefolosha has averaged 10.0 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.0 assist across 32.1 minutes.
Sefolosha will come off the bench Wednesday against the Pelicans, Kyle Goon of The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Despite posting a double-double in his last start, Sefolosha will shift back to a bench role as the Jazz try to matchup with the bigger lineup of the Pelicans. Jonas Jerebko will step into the starting lineup in his place.
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