Dante Exum PG UTA 1 Day
Exum has struggled through five preseason games while shooting just 40.7 percent from the field to go along with 2.8 turnovers committed during an average of 20.0 minutes per contest.
Exum certainly won't be able to correct all of his rookie hiccups before the Jazz start their regular season against the Rockets on Wednesday, rather, he'll be coming off the bench and learning the ropes at an appropriate pace. He will start the season in a time share at point guard with Trey Burke, although Burke seems like the better fantasy option at this point in the preseason. The import from Australia will likely progress his abilities over the stretch of his rookie campaign even though things have gotten off to a slow start as coach Quin Snyder seems to think that Exum's lack of strength is affecting his propensity to turn the ball over. This may ultimately cause Exum's value to be curbed until Snyder has faith in putting the 19-year-old at the helm of Utah's offense.
Bryce Cotton G SA 1 Day
Cotton was waived by the Spurs on Thursday.
Cotton signed with the Spurs after going undrafted and averaged 4.8 points and 1.4 assists in five preseason games. However, with San Antonio's 15-man roster cemented, Cotton will likely ply his trade in the D-League or overseas this season. The 22-year-old scored over 21 points per game to go with 5.9 assists at Providence as a senior in college.
Carrick Felix SG UTA 1 Day
Felix has been able to play in four preseason games since initially injuring his shoulder in late August.
Felix made a quicker than expected recovery from his Grade One AC joint sprain and seems to be in the fold for the Jazz moving forward. Coach Quin Snyder has praised Felix during the offseason for his defensive mindset, although the 24-year-old will likely have a hard time carving out minutes in a rotation already occupied by Gordon Hayward, Alec Burks, Dante Exum, and Rodney Hood.
Michael Carter-Williams G PHI 1 Day
Carter-Williams (shoulder) is targeting to return for the Sixers' Nov. 13 game against the Mavericks, ESPN.com reports.
Carter-Williams has been sidelined since undergoing surgery on his right shoulder in May. While the reigning Rookie of the Year is thought to be ahead of schedule, Carter-Williams still hasn't been cleared for contact. On the bright side, Carter-Williams and fantasy owners now have a target date for his return, which helps clarify his situation. Whenever he takes the court, Carter-Williams is an very intriguing commodity, after averaging 16.7 points, 6.3 assists, 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 steals in 34.5 minutes last season.
Rodney Hood SG/SF UTA 1 Day
Hood has played in five preseason games for the Jazz with an average of 24.6 minutes per contest.
Hood is shaping up to be a part of coach Quin Snyder's rotation, although it remains unclear just how much time he'll be allotted on any given night. Most importantly, he has his foot in the door with the opportunity to gain a bigger role on the team as the season progresses.
Derrick Favors PF/C UTA 1 Day
Favors has remained healthy through five preseason games as new coach Quin Snyder's starting center.
Favors experienced the best season of his career as a staple in Utah's starting five for the entirety of the 2013-14 campaign. He'll look to extend that progress alongside Enes Kanter in the frontcourt as the Jazz continue rebuilding the franchise with Favors as a cornerstone of that process.
Rudy Gobert PF/C UTA 1 Day
Gobert has played in five preseason games averaging 7.6 points, 9.4 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 1.8 blocks, and 0.6 steals during 21.0 minutes on the court.
Gobert may ultimately be the biggest benefactor of the coaching change in Utah from Ty Corbin to Quin Snyder. Corbin showed restraint from playing the defensive-minded Gobert during his rookie campaign, although Snyder's use of the French import during the preseason seems to suggest that he'll be an integral part of Utah's rotation. With the affirmed starters of Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter up front, Trevor Booker and Gobert will come onto the court with curbed roles off the bench.
Trey Burke PG UTA 1 Day
Burke has played in five preseason games while averaging 17.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 6.4 assists during 29.6 minutes on the court.
Burke is expected to be the starting point guard for the Jazz when they start their regular season campaign against the Rockets on Wednesday. That being said, he'll have rookie Dante Exum breathing down his neck trying to win the time share at the helm of new coach Quin Snyder's offense. There is plenty of time on the court available for both players to be fantasy relevant this season, although Burke has the advantage of a decent rookie season already under his belt.
Kemba Walker PG CHA 1 Day
Walker (foot) will not play Thursday against Indiana, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.
Walker's foot became sore during Thursday morning's shootaround, and he'll be held out of action Thursday. Regardless, the issue is not thought to be anything serious and it would be a surprise if Walker is hampered next week when the regular season begins.
Josh Powell SF/PF/C HOU 1 Day
Powell was waived by the Rockets on Thursday, Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston reports.
Powell played in only one preseason game and will look to catch on with another team before the regular season. He played one game for the Rockets in 2013-14, spending the previous two seasons overseas.