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News » Utah Jazz Roster Report 2009-10-30

Utah Jazz Roster Report 2009-10-30

Utah Jazz Roster Report 2009-10-30ROTATION: Starters -- Point guard Deron Williams, Shooting guard Ronnie Brewer, Small forward Andrei Kirilenko, Power forward Carlos Boozer, Center Mehmet Okur. Bench -- Forward Paul Millsap, Guard Eric Maynor, Guard Ronnie Price.


--F Carlos Boozer struggled through a horrific 3-for-14 shooting game against the Nuggets. Boozer was unable to get his jumper or lay-ups to fall in the first half, then missed two jumpers after he returned in the fourth quarter with the game slipping away from the Jazz. "I just missed some shots (Wednesday night) that I have made my whole career," Boozer said.

--C Mehmet Okur went down hard only 24 seconds into Wednesday's game when he tried to draw a charge from Nene on the break. Okur left for the locker room with a mildly sprained left ankle and knee. He returned and finished with 13 points in 31 minutes and said afterward he was more concerned about his knee than his ankle.

--G Wesley Matthews made the Jazz's roster for opening night despite having gone undrafted out of Marquette. The Jazz opted to carry Matthews as a 14th player after losing C.J. Miles and Kyle Korver for the start of the season. Matthews averaged 8.1 points and started four times in the preseason. He is the son of Wes Matthews, a nine-year NBA veteran who played on the Lakers' 1987 and 1988 championship teams. Matthews went scoreless in five minutes in his NBA debut.

--G Deron Williams led the Jazz with 28 points and 13 assists against the Nuggets, including 13 points in the third quarter and seven in a row. Williams, however, was called for a rarely seen five-second violation backing down Anthony Carter in the third quarter as well as a three-shot foul on Chauncey Billups with 0.4 seconds left in the quarter.


--G C.J. Miles (thumb surgery) is likely out until December after needing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb suffered during a preseason practice. Miles will wear a cast for four weeks before beginning rehab. The injury is further complicated by the fact it is to Miles' shooting hand. Miles had 16 points in the Jazz's first preseason game.

--G Kyle Korver (knee surgery) is expected to miss six weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery Oct. 28 in New York to remove a bone spur from his left knee. The Jazz have yet to set an official timetable with respect to Korver, who was able to play in only one of the team's preseason games while battling knee soreness.

--F Matt Harpring (ankle, knee problems) remains on the Jazz's roster but is unlikely to play again. Harpring continues to deal with the effects of a devastating infection that followed ankle surgery in 2008 as well as the effects of multiple knee surgeries throughout his career. Harpring did not join the Jazz for training camp or the preseason, remaining at home with his family in Atlanta.

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