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Feb 22, 2024 17 2 2 0 5
Feb 15, 2024 25 4 6 2 15
Feb 14, 2024 28 12 7 1 22
Feb 12, 2024 26 11 9 1 26
Feb 8, 2024 27 10 9 2 29

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2023 96119.6 23.3 8.3 0.9 7.4 2.7 0.5
2022 157821.3 23.0 9.2 0.9 8.4 2.3 0.4
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Fantasy News

  • Jazz's Walker Kessler: Headed to bench Thursday

    Kessler will come off the bench for Thursday's game against the Hornets. Kessler had made his way into the starting unit over Utah's final four games heading into the All-Star break, but he now finds himself back in the second unit. He'll be replaced by Taylor Hendricks in the first unit, and his value will dip in the reserve role.
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  • Jazz's Walker Kessler: Fills stat sheet Monday

    Kessler notched 11 points (5-7 FG, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds, one assist, four blocks and two steals over 26 minutes during Monday's 129-107 loss to the Warriors. Kessler was impressive on both ends of the court Monday, missing just two shots from the field and making his presence felt on the defensive end. He's started Utah's last two games since the trade deadline, and all signs point to him staying in that role from now on. He's averaging 9.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game when deployed in a starting role this season.
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  • Jazz's Walker Kessler: Swats four shots in start

    Kessler chipped in 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, two assists, four blocks and two steals in 27 minutes during Thursday's 129-115 loss to the Suns. Kessler had come off the bench in 20 straight games prior to Thursday, but he moved into the starting lineup versus Phoenix after Utah traded Simone Fontecchio to the Pistons in exchange for Kevin Knox and a 2024 second-round draft pick. Kessler responded with a near double-double and another fine effort defensively, extending his streak of games with three-plus blocks to five contests. It's unclear how the Jazz will shift their lineup after Thursday's roster shakeup -- both Kelly Olynyk and guard Ochai Agbaji also departed, with Kira Lewis and Otto Porter coming to Utah in return -- but there's a decent chance that Kessler will return to the bench, as he's been backing up John Collins (who slid into a forward spot Thursday) at center. Even as a reserve, Kessler is an impactful player in fantasy due to his tantalizing shot-blocking ability.
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  • Jazz's Walker Kessler: Big contributor in comeback win

    Kessler notched 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, three assists and three blocks over 27 minutes during Sunday's 123-108 win over Milwaukee. As usual, John Collins started at center for Utah, but Kessler ended up playing three more minutes. That was largely due to a huge fourth quarter during which the Jazz outscored Milwaukee by 27 points with same five players (Kessler, Jordan Clarkson, Keyonte George, Lauri Markkanen and Kelly Olynyk) on the floor for the entire period. Kessler registered nine points during that run, and he finished with his highest scoring total since mid-December. Kessler's shot-blocking ability is what carries his value in fantasy -- he's swatted at least one shot in 14 straight games, with multiple blocks 10 times during that span -- so whatever scoring he does to complement his defensive work is generally icing on the cake for those who roster him.
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  • Jazz's Walker Kessler: Limited minutes again Saturday

    Kessler provided 10 points (5-6 FG), four rebounds and three blocks over 16 minutes during Saturday's 134-122 victory over Charlotte. Kessler played fewer than 20 minutes for the second straight game, a trend managers will be hoping reverses itself sooner than later. After playing at least 25 minutes in four consecutive outings, the rotation in Utah appears to be up in the air from one game to the next. With that said, Kessler remains a hold given his ability to block shots and score on high efficiency.
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  • Jazz's Walker Kessler: Impactful Saturday

    Kessler fouled out of Saturday's 127-126 overtime loss to Houston after recording seven points (2-4 FG, 3-6 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists and five blocks over 32 minutes. Kessler's block production has given him a quality fantasy floor, even while seemingly being capped at 25 minutes per night. However, he saw an increased role versus Houston, starting the second half ahead of John Collins en route to tying his season high with 32 minutes. Saturday marked Kessler's third game since Dec. 21 with double-digit rebounds, but his 18.1 percent defensive rebounding rate ranks in just the 52nd percentile among all bigs this season. Collins logged 20 minutes Saturday, and Kessler is a candidate to eat into his role down the stretch, although coach Will Hardy continuing to dictate his rotation based on the nightly matchup is very plausible.
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  • Jazz's Walker Kessler: Serves up six swats

    Kessler logged eight points (4-6 FG), eight rebounds, one assist and six blocks across 29 minutes during Wednesday's 154-148 overtime victory over the Pistons. Kessler blocked six shots in the win, playing at least 29 minutes for just the second time in the past seven games. He continues to come off the bench, a fact that has not been lost on fantasy managers. Despite the frustration, Kessler has still been able to put up borderline top-30 value over that time, thanks primarily to his 7.9 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game.
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  • Jazz's Walker Kessler: Shifts to bench

    Kessler isn't starting Saturday's game against the Heat, radio voice of the Jazz, David Locke, reports. Kessler entered the starting lineup Thursday against the Pelicans, but he'll return to a bench role Saturday with the Jazz electing to roll with Simone Fontecchio at power forward and John Collins at center. Kessler is averaging 8.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists in his last three contests off the bench.
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  • Jazz's Walker Kessler: Makes big impact as starter

    Kessler chipped in 14 points (6-8 FG, 2-4 FT), 14 rebounds and five blocks over 32 minutes during Monday's 125-108 win over the Nets. Kessler had started just twice in 10 games since returning from a foot injury Nov. 22 before working with the first unit Monday. The second-year center made a strong case to remain in the first unit, producing his fifth double-double of the season and swatting five shots. Over his past three games as a starter, Kessler has averaged an impactful 10.7 points, 12.0 boards and 5.6 blocks.
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  • Jazz's Walker Kessler: Back with first unit

    Kessler is starting Monday against the Nets. Kessler shifted to a bench role for Saturday's matchup against the Kings, but he'll return to the starting lineup Monday night. Kelly Olynyk bumps into a reserve role as a result of this change.
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  • Jazz's Walker Kessler: Moves to second unit

    Kessler will move to the bench for Saturday's game against the Kings, James Ham of ESPN 1320 Sacramento reports. The Jazz are missing backup center Omer Yurtseven (illness) in addition to John Collins (illness), while Lauri Markkanen returns from a rest day to pair up with Kelly Olynyk in the frontcourt. Walker is coming off a strong showing against the Trail Blazers on Thursday, as he racked up 10 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, seven blocks and one steal in 26 minutes.
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  • Jazz's Walker Kessler: Double-double in Thursday's start

    Kessler finished with 10 points (5-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt), 10 rebounds, four assists, seven blocks and one steal across 26 minutes during Thursday's 122-114 win over the Trail Blazers. The double-double was just Kessler's fourth of the season. The second-year big man has struggled to stay healthy and match his form from his rookie season, but he remains an elite rim protector. Since returning from an elbow injury in late November, he's recorded multiple blocks in eight of nine games, averaging 9.6 points, 8.7 boards, 3.3 blocks and 1.7 assists over that stretch while shooting 57.7 percent from the floor.
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  • Jazz's Walker Kessler: Moves to starting lineup

    Kessler is in the starting lineup to face the Trail Blazers on Thursday, Jazz radio announcer David Locke reports. Kessler will make just his second start since Nov. 6, a span that included a seven-game absence and a new role off the bench. The big man is averaging 8.2 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game when deployed as a starter this season.
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  • Jazz's Walker Kessler: Cleared to face Knicks

    Kessler (foot) will play in Wednesday's game against the Knicks. Kessler will return from a one-game absence due to right foot soreness after initially being labeled questionable for Wednesday's tilt. In 15 games, Kessler is averaging 8.9 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.5 blocks across 25.1 minutes. The second-year big man will continue to come off the bench behind Kelly Olynyk at the center position.
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  • Jazz's Walker Kessler: Upgraded to probable

    Kessler (foot) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Knicks. Kessler has been upgraded from questionable to probable and will likely return from a one-game absence due to right foot soreness. He started a Dec. 8 loss to the Clippers, totaling eight points, 12 rebounds, five blocks and two steals, but he had come off the bench in his previous six appearances, averaging 9.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks during that stretch.
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  • Jazz's Walker Kessler: Questionable for Wednesday

    Kessler (foot) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Knicks, Ben Anderson of KSL News Salt Lake City reports. Kessler missed Monday's game against the Thunder with foot soreness, but the issue is believed to be mild, and he's considered day-to-day. John Collins (illness) and Lauri Markkanen (hamstring) are also considered questionable for the Jazz, so they may need guys like Kelly Olynyk and Simone Fontecchio to step up if they are shorthanded again.
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  • Jazz's Walker Kessler: Dealing with foot injury

    Kessler has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Thunder due to right foot soreness. Kessler had returned to the starting lineup in Friday's game against the Clippers after coming off the bench for six straight games following his return from an elbow injury, but he will face another setback in the form of a foot injury. Omer Yurtseven and Kelly Olynyk will likely see significant minutes in Kessler's absence.
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  • Jazz's Walker Kessler: Moves into starting lineup

    Kessler will move into the starting lineup Friday against the Clippers, Andy Larsen of The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Kessler has come off the bench in his last six games, although his minutes have been higher than previous starter Omer Yurtseven. Kessler is coming off a quiet game against Dallas on Wednesday in which he was held to six points, eight rebounds and one steal, but a move back into the first unit could help him get his production going.
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  • Jazz's Walker Kessler: Secures eight rebounds

    Kessler recorded six points (3-7 FG), eight rebounds and one steal across 27 minutes during Wednesday's 147-97 loss to the Mavericks. Kessler came off the bench for a sixth consecutive game Wednesday and was held to a single-digit scoring total for the third time in his last four appearances, but he remained consistent on the boards. Despite operating as a reserve since returning from a seven-game absence, Kessler has been more productive than he was as a starter, as he's averaged 9.8 points and 8.0 rebounds in 25.7 minutes per game over his last six appearances.
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  • Jazz's Walker Kessler: On minutes restriction Monday

    Kessler is expected to be available for 21-to-26 minutes Monday against the Pelicans, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Kessler played 21 minutes off the bench in Saturday's win over New Orleans, which marked his return from a seven-game absence to recover from a sprained UCL in his left elbow. Omer Yurtseven will start again Monday, and Kessler should continue ramping up physically while protecting his elbow. That being said, Kessler has yet to settle into a rhythm this season, so Utah incorporating quality play from Yurtseven and Kelly Olynyk could become a center rotation to monitor.
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