Udoh missed his only shot attempt Monday but added five rebounds, three blocks and a steal in only 11 minutes off the bench during a 94-80 win over the Magic. The 11 minutes were actually the most court time Udoh has seen since Jan. 17, but he certainly made the most of them. With Rudy Gobert healthy, his veteran backup doesn't have much of a role with the Jazz -- he's been a DNP in five of the last seven games -- but with Derrick Favors (neck) now banged up again, there could be a few more minutes available in the short term for Udoh.
Udoh (personal) will play Friday against the Hornets, Kyle Goon of The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Udoh missed Wednesday's win in Memphis due to personal reasons but will be back on the court for Friday's showdown with the Hornets. Udoh's minutes could take a hit for the remainder of the season with the acquisition of Jae Crowder, who is unlikely to suit up for Friday's contest. However the veteran didn't garner much fantasy attention to begin with Rudy Gobert dominating minutes at center.
Udoh will miss Wednesday's contest against the Grizzlies for personal reasons, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports. It's unclear if the situation will result in just a one-game absence for Udoh. In the meantime, Derrick Favors may have to absorb more backup center minutes. If that's the case, more time could open up at power forward for the likes of Jonas Jerebko and Joe Johnson.
Udoh had two points (1-2 FG), six rebounds, three blocks, and one assist in nine minutes during Monday's 133-109 win over the Pelicans. Udoh made the most of his limited playing time, and he has now combined to record six blocks in 26 minutes through the first three games of February. Udoh has delivered three-plus blocks on nine occasions in 2017-18, providing solid defense off the bench.
Udoh is set to return to the bench for Friday's game against the Hornets. While the Jazz are yet to release an official lineup, given the news that Derrick Favors (ankle) has been cleared to play, all signs point to Udoh returning to the bench after making a spot start Wednesday against Washington. The former Baylor standout had 16 points, nine rebounds, three steals, two assists and two blocks in 34 minutes Wednesday, but his workload will take a significant hit with Favors in the rotation.
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