Kelly Olynyk (right thigh contusion) recorded a stat line of 13 points (4-of-5 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), four rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one 3-pointer in Friday’s 117-103 loss to the Clippers.
Back in action for the first time since November 30, Olynyk played 18 minutes off the bench on Friday. The continued absence of Lauri Markkanen (hamstring) gives him a shot at establishing fantasy relevance, mainly if Jazz coach Will Hardy sticks with Olynyk and starter Walker Kessler (eight points, 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals, and five blocks in 31 minutes) as the only two bigs in the rotation. Omer Yurtseven, who started Utah’s prior six games, was a DNP-CD on Friday. Utah will play four games in Week 8, beginning with the Thunder on Monday.