O'Neale chipped in nine points (3-4 FG, 3-4 3Pt), eight assists, seven rebounds, two blocks and one steal in 35 minutes during Wednesday's 124-105 Game 2 win against the Nuggets. O'Neale was outstanding, contributing across every category while showcasing his improved playmaking ability and ever-sturdy defense. His career high assist total is six, which he surpassed here on the big stage that is the postseason. O'Neale raised his assist average from 1.5 last season to 2.5 this season without committing more turnovers (0.9 per night). Moreover, the 27-year-old wing averaged 28.9 minutes across 71 regular season appearances in 2019-20 and has combined to log 67 minutes through these first two playoff matchups.
O'Neale (calf) is available for Saturday's game against the Nuggets. O'Neale sat out Friday against the Spurs due to right calf soreness, but he's good to go Saturday. In the bubble, he's averaging 10.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.3 steals in 30.8 minutes.
The Jazz have listed O'Neale (calf) as probable for Saturday's matchup against the Nuggets, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports. O'Neale sat out of Friday's game against the Spurs along with several other starters on the front end of a back-to-back set. Both Mike Conley (knee) and Rudy Gobert (rest) have been cleared to play, while Mitchell remains questionable. O'Neale appears on track to give it a go, but his status is unlikely to be confirmed until closer to game time.
O'Neale will not play Friday against the Spurs due to a sore right calf. The Jazz will also sit Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley and Rudy Gobert, so O'Neale's absence is likely more rest-related than injury-related as the Jazz enter a back-to-back set. The likes of Tony Bradley, Ed Davis, Emmanuel Mudiay, Georges Niang, Juwan Morgan Jordan Clarkson, Rayjon Tucker and Jarrell Brantley should all be set for increased minutes.
O'Neale (foot) is in the starting lineup for Monday's contest against the Lakers. O'Neale was originally deemed probable due to right foot soreness, but the forward will nevertheless resume his role in the starting five. The Baylor product has posted averages of 11.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals in Utah's two games since the resumption of the NBA season.
Last 7 Games
|3 Year Avg||76||142||45.2||55||37.4||46||78.0||384||5.05||868|