The Utah Jazz will play game #4 of the preseason schedule tonight as they go up against the Phoenix Suns at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Tip-off is set for 7:00 PM. The Jazz will be without Gordon Hayward (finger), Derrick Favors (knee), Rodney Hood (hand), and Alec Burks (rehab). As a result, Dante Exum, Joe Johnson, and Boris Diaw are expected to start alongside George Hill and Rudy Gobert. Injuries are always tough, especially for a team that is trying to get all their new players acclimated with each other. The plus side is that it allows for more playing time for other players on the team. The final two weeks of preseason will be critical in developing team chemistry and getting roles set on the team.
Tonight will be the second time this preseason the Jazz and Suns will square off. The first meeting was last Wednesday, with the Jazz picking up the 104-99 win. Rudy Gobert had a nice game as he finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
Utah Jazz Head Coach Quin Snyder talked with the media following shoot around this morning. Here is the audio:
The media was also able to catch up with Boris Diaw after shoot around:
Joe Johnson also talked with the media following shoot around:
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