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Western Northwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
49-33 4-6 W1
48-34 6-4 L1
46-36 4-6 L1
27-55 0-10 L11
24-58 4-6 L3

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 11.5 4.7 75.5 4.2 0.0

Top Udoka Azubuike News

  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Undergoes season-ending surgery

    Azubuike underwent surgery Friday to repair multiple ankle and foot ligaments, and he is out for the rest of the season, Sarah Todd of The Deseret News reports.

    The surgery was done to stabilize the Subtalar joint. With Azubuike sidelined, Utah's only remaining backup center is Hassan Whiteside (foot).

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Still out Friday

    Azubuike (ankle) is out Friday against the Hornets.

    The reserve big last played March 9. It's unclear when he may return.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Out yet again

    Azubuike (ankle) remains out for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

    The second-year big man will miss an eighth straight game. The team has provided no updates on his progress so it's unclear if he's nearing a return.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Out again Monday

    Azubuike (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's contest against the Nets.

    Azubuike will miss a sixth straight game. His next chance to play will come Wednesday in Boston.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Still out Sunday

    Azubuike (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Knicks.

    Azubuike will be unable to suit up for a fifth straight game. His next chance to play will be Monday against Brooklyn.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Out Friday

    Azubuike (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Clippers, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

    Azubuike will miss a fourth consecutive game due to a right ankle sprain. His next chance to suit up will be Sunday against the Knicks.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Remains out Wednesday

    Azubuike (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's contest against the Bulls.

    Azubuike will miss a third straight game while battling a right ankle injury. It's unclear when he may suit up again.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Out again Monday

    Azubuike (ankle) is listed as out for Monday's game against the Bucks.

    The Kansas product will miss a third straight game while battling a right ankle injury he sustained while playing for the Jazz's G League affiliate.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Out Saturday

    Utah lists Azubuike (ankle) as out for Saturday's game against the Kings.

    Azubuike sprained his right ankle during an appearance for the G League's Salt Lake City Stars and will now end up sitting out both ends of the Jazz's weekend back-to-back set. Even if the injury proves to be a short-term concern, Azubuike won't be featured in head coach Quin Snyder's rotation while both Rudy Gobert and Hassan Whiteside are available.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Suffers ankle injury

    Azubuike sustained an ankle injury during Thursday's G League game against the Texas Legends, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

    Azubuike was assigned to the Salt Lake City Stars on Thursday, and he appeared to dislocate his ankle before it was re-set by the training staff late in the contest. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but the 22-year-old could be forced to miss some time. He was on a double-double in the game before getting injured, with 16 points (7-12 FG, 1-1 FT), and 17 rebounds.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Plays 10 minutes Wednesday

    Azubuike recorded six points (3-3 FG) and three rebounds in 10 minutes during Wednesday's 123-85 victory over Portland.

    Azubuike had been a forgotten man for Utah since med-February, as he sat out six of the team's past eight contests and totaled only 15 minutes during the two games in which he played. The second-year center got more opportunity against Portland thanks to a lopsided Jazz victory, and he fared decently with a 3-for-3 line from the field and three boards. Azubuike has looked good -- especially as a rebounder and shot-blocker -- when given adequate playing time this season, but there simply isn't much room for him to play behind All-Star Rudy Gobert and backup center Hassan Whiteside.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Returns to bench role

    Azubuike isn't starting Monday's game against Houston, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Azubuike will head back to a bench role with Rudy Gobert (calf) gaining clearance to return. The Kansas product was strong on the boards over his five-game stint in the starting five, averaging 9.6 points and 9.4 rebounds in 22.8 minutes.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Third straight 10-plus-board game

    Azubuike finished with seven points (3-5 FG, 1-2 FT), 14 rebounds and three blocks across 28 minutes Monday in the Jazz's 113-104 win over the Knicks.

    With Rudy Gobert (calf) sidelined once again Monday, Azubuike picked up his second consecutive start, even though Hassan Whiteside was available following a recent one-game absence due to a lower-back strain. Though Whiteside has regularly played ahead of him this season as Gobert's top backup, Azubuike has now received more minutes than Whiteside in both of the past two contests. Azubuike has also grabbed double-digit boards in three straight games and added value with a career-high three rejections Monday, but his fantasy value will likely disappear entirely as soon as Gobert is deemed ready to play.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Double-doubles in win

    Azubuike supplied 10 points (5-8 FG, 0-1 FT) and 11 rebounds across 24 minutes during Friday's 125-102 victory over the Nets.

    Azubuike started for the second game in a row with Rudy Gobert (calf) out and Hassan Whiteside coming off the bench, and he made the most of the opportunity by putting up his first double-double of the season. As if that was not enough, Azubuike posted season-best marks in both points and rebounds, and he's making a case to remain in the starting five until Gobert is cleared to return.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Grabs 10 boards in spot start

    Azubuike logged eight points (4-7 FG), 10 rebounds and two blocks over 22 minutes during Wednesday's 108-104 victory over the Nuggets.

    Utah was missing Rudy Gobert (calf) and Hassan Whiteside (back) for Wednesday's contest and thus turned to Azubuike to make his second start of the campaign. The second-year center turned 22 minutes into numerous career-best marks, including eight points, 10 boards and two blocks. Azubuike should continue to see extra opportunities for as long as Gobert and Whiteside remain out, though his increased role will likely come to a quick end once either of those players return to action.

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  • Jazz's Udoka Azubuike: Starting for Gobert

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

    With Rudy Gobert (calf) still sidelined, Azubuike will make his first start since Jan. 5 and just his second start of the season. The 22-year-old has only appeared in nine games this year, averaging 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds in 6.2 minutes per game. It appears the big man will have an opportunity to earn an increased role in the rotation moving forward if he can rise to the occasion against Denver.

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  • 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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Player Bio

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