Ekpe Udoh

#33 PF / Utah Jazz / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-10 Weight: 245 lb Age: 30 College: Baylor

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Ekpe Udoh has spent the past two seasons playing overseas in Turkey. Last season, he posted 12.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.2 blocks, 2.2 assists and 1.0 steal across 32.0 minutes per game while shooting 58.4 percent from the field. While he was in the NBA, he largely played a reserve frontcourt role, averaging 4.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks across 16.9 minutes per game on his career. The 30-year-old will likely occupy a similar role heading into this upcoming season with the Jazz, as the team is set with their starting frontcourt of Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert. He'll also have to compete for a reserve role with the likes of Jonas Jerebko and Tony Bradley. For that reason, he can probably be ignored in seemingly every Fantasy format, though could make a fair play in DFS if the Jazz suffer an injury to their frontcourt.

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  • Udoh had eight points (2-2 FG, 4-4 FT), two rebounds and three steals in Tuesday's loss to the Sixers. The journeyman was initially listed as probable with soreness in leg, but the issue appears to be nothing to worry about. While Udoh has been a steady source of per-minute blocks and steals, he's a fringe fantasy option, at best, in most standard leagues.

  • Jazz's Ekpe Udoh: Probable versus Sixers
    By RotoWire Staff

    Udoh is dealing with soreness in his leg but is probable to play against the Sixers on Tuesday. This is the first time Udoh's leg soreness has been mentioned. The 30-year-old is currently averaging 13.9 minutes and a career-low field-goal percentage (37.5) through 10 games. He'll likely continue to produce similar statistics this season since he's behind Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors on the depth chart.

  • Udoh contributed four points (2-3 FG), four rebounds, three blocks, and two assists in 17 minutes during Sunday's 137-110 loss to the Rockets. Udoh matched season highs in minutes and boards, and this was the fourth time in 10 games that he swatted at least three shots. Udoh has been a solid defender while providing decent production in limited playing time. However, it's an uphill battle for minutes at center as long as Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors are healthy.

  • Udoh will draw the start at center for Monday's preseason game against the Suns, Jazz radio play-by-play announcer David Locke reports. Rudy Gobert is getting the night off for rest Monday, so Udoh will get the chance to work with the top unit. Udoh has spent the last few seasons overseas, most recently playing in Turkey with Fenerbahce Ulker, so the potential for extended minutes Monday could certainly help speed up his transition back to the NBA.

  • Jazz's Ekpe Udoh: Agrees to join Utah
    By RotoWire Staff

    Udoh agreed Thursday to a two-year, $6.5 million contract with the Jazz, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports. Udoh has been a staple overseas with Turkish club Fenerbahce Ulker since leaving the NBA following his 2014-15 campaign with the Clippers. Drafted sixth overall in 2010, Udoh will bring his talents back to the states as he figures to provide depth at power forward for the Jazz behind Boris Diaw and Derrick Favors.

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