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Western Northwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
30-18 2-8 L2
25-21 7-3 W2
24-23 7-3 W2
20-27 6-4 L1
14-33 1-9 L6

2021 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 6.8 1.4 62.5 1.5 0.0

Top Udoka Azubuike News

  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Cleared for Sunday's game

    Azubuike (COVID-19 protocols) is available for Sunday's game against the Nuggets, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

    After clearing the protocols, Azubuike had been listed as questionable heading into the day for conditioning purposes, but the Jazz apparently feel comfortable with him suiting up Sunday. While Hassan Whiteside (COVID-19 protocols) remains out, Rudy Gobert (conditioning) and Rudy Gay (conditioning) have both been cleared to return from multi-game absences, so the Jazz may not have room for Azubuike in the frontcourt rotation.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Questionable Sunday

    Azubuike (conditioning) is questionable for Sunday's contest against the Nuggets, Andy Larsen of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

    Azubuike is rarely a part of the rotation, so his potential absence shouldn't make a huge impact, especially with Rudy Gobert returning from protocols.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Lands in COVID-19 protocols

    Azubuike was placed in the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols and won't be available Monday in Detroit, Sarah Todd of The Deseret News reports.

    Azubuike joins Rudy Gobert in the protocols, leaving Hassan Whiteside and Norvel Pelle as the lone traditional centers who will be available Monday. After missing extended time with a right ankle subluxation before returning to action last week, Azubuike has made only six appearances this season and isn't part of the rotation when both Gobert and Whiteside are available.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Starting in return

    Azubuike will start Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, Andy Larsen of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

    Azubuike will see his first game action since suffering a sprained right ankle in mid-November, and he'll match-up across from Nikola Jokic with Rudy Gobert (shoulder) and Hassan Whiteside (concussion) unavailable Wednesday. It's a significant opportunity for Azubuike, though there shouldn't be lofty expectations given the matchup and how long he's been sidelined.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Available Wednesday

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

    Azubuike has been sidelined since November with the right ankle sprain, but he'll be back in uniform Wednesday for Utah. It's fortuitous timing for the 22-year-old, as he could immediately see some playing time with Rudy Gobert (shoulder) and Hassan Whiteside (concussion) sitting out at Denver.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Could return Wednesday

    Azubuike (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

    The reserve center, who had previously been deemed out indefinitely, has been made questionable after it was announced that Rudy Gobert (shoulder) and Hassan Whiteside (concussion protocols) might miss Wednesday's game. He could be in line for increased run if Whiteside and Gobert are out.

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

    Azubuike is out indefinitely after he was recently diagnosed with a right ankle subluxation after undergoing X-rays and an MRI, Sarah Todd of The Deseret News reports.

    Team sources have said Azubuike won't require surgery to address the injury, which he sustained Nov. 26 while playing for the G League's Salt Lake City Stars. Considering Azubuike missed multiple months of his rookie season in 2020-21 with a severe sprain of the same ankle, he could be headed for an absence of similar length this time around, too. Even on the few occasions Azubuike has been fully healthy during his brief NBA career, he hasn't been able to crack head coach Quin Snyder's rotation.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Out again Wednesday

    Azubuike (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves.

    Azubuike continues to nurse an ankle injury and will be unavailable for Wednesday's contest.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Remains out Sunday

    Azubuike (ankle) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Cavaliers.

    Azubuike had been on assignment last week with the G League's Salt Lake City Stars, but he was returned to Utah after picking up a right ankle injury. The Jazz haven't yet provided a timeline for Azubuike's return, but the second-year center won't be part of head coach Quin Snyder's rotation once health.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Ruled out Monday

    Azubuike (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's G League game against Agua Caliente.

    Azubuike sustained an ankle injury in Friday's loss to Stockton and will remain sidelined Monday. It's not yet clear when he'll be able to return.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Suffers ankle injury

    Azubuike suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter of Friday's defeat against the Stockton Kings. He had three rebounds in the game before being taken out.

    Azubuike was taken to the University of Utah Hospital for evaluation, but early signs are that it is a serious injury, which would be a huge loss for the Stars as he's averaging 7.7 points and 10.8 rebounds per game this season. More information should be available in the coming days.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Double-double against Stockton

    Azubuike recorded 14 points (7-9 FG, 0-2 FT), 13 rebounds, one assist and one block across 35 minutes in Tuesday's 122-119 defeat against the Stockton Kings.

    Azubuike managed another double-double Tuesday, and his extremely efficient shooting percentage from the floor (61.8 percent) this season bodes well for more to come. But the Stars are 1-4, and Azubuike has a plus/minus of -12.2 per game.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Assigned to G League

    Azubuike was assigned to the Salt Lake City Stars on Tuesday.

    Azubuike has only made four appearances with the Jazz this season, playing a total of eight minutes. However, he has been productive at the G League level, averaging 12.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Rebounding machine in loss

    Azubuike tallied 10 points (5-12 FG, 0-5 FT), 17 rebounds and an assist across 35 minutes in Friday's 116-111 defeat against the Santa Cruz Warriors. He also had four blocks and two steals defensively in the game.

    Azubuike continues to dominate at the center position, averaging 12.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game in the G League this season. He's shooting 20 percent from the free-throw line however, and those missed points cost his side on Friday.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Recalled from G League

    Azubuike was recalled from the G League ahead of Thursday's game against the Raptors.

    Despite being called up, the center is unlikely to play. Hassan Whiteside controls the team's backup minutes at the position.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Grabs 10 rebounds against Santa Cruz

    Azubuike posted six points (2-3 FG, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds and two assists across 34 minutes in Wednesday's 104-102 victory against the Santa Cruz Warriors. He also had two steals and three blocks in the game.

    Azubuike was crucial to the Stars' narrow victory on Wednesday, playing a key role on defense and crashing the glass. He is averaging 11 rebounds per game so far in the G League and the 7-footer looks like an irreplaceable piece in his side's lineup.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Headed to G League

    Azubuike was assigned to the Salt Lake City Stars on Wednesday.

    Azubuike has totaled just five minutes across three appearances with the parent club this year. However, he should see more playing time in the G League.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Snags double-double in loss

    Azubuike posted 10 points (4-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 15 rebounds, an assist and a steal across 33 minutes in Sunday's 114-81 defeat against the Oklahoma City Blue.

    Azubuike got his first G League double-double on Sunday, and although his side still lost handily to the Blue, they were at least able to shorten the deficit. The seven-footer already has 23 rebounds through two games this season, with eight of them of the offensive variety.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Back in G League

    Azubuike remains on assignment with the G League's Salt Lake City Stars and isn't available for Sunday's game against the Bucks.

    The second-year center has been outside of head coach Quin Snyder's rotation and has yet to make his 2021-22 debut. Azubuike could end up seeing the majority of his playing time in the G League this season if both Rudy Gobert and Hassan Whiteside avoid extended absences.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Third-year option exercised

    Azubuike's team option for the 2022-23 season was exercised Friday, Sarah Todd of The Deseret News reports.

    Azubuike has only played 15 games for Utah since being drafted 27th overall in 2020. He'll likely only see minutes if Rudy Gobert or Hassan Whiteside miss time.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-10, 280 lbs
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
Age: 22
School: Kansas
Experience: 1