Markkanen Out As Jazz Face Grizzlies
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz will be without All-Star Lauri Markkanen against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.
The Jazz are in Memphis to close a four-game road trip before returning home to host the All-Star Weekend in Salt Lake City.
Despite a significant shakeup to the team’s roster at last week’s trade deadline, the team is 2-1 through the first three games of the road swing.
Markkanen Out Against Grizzlies
Markkanen is preparing to start in Sunday night’s All-Star game but won’t play against the Grizzlies with right knee soreness.
The forward hasn’t missed a game since January 16 and is averaging 25.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 1.7 assists over the last 12 games since returning to the floor.
Lauri Markkanen will participate in the three-point contest! 👌#TakeNote https://t.co/C7Ij1ufrCa
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) February 14, 2023
In addition to Sunday’s main event, Markkanen is also set to compete in Saturday night’s Three-Point Shootout.
After trading Mike Conley, Malik Beasley, and Jarred Vanderbilt a week ago, the Jazz are 2-1 so far on their four-game road trip with wins in Toronto on Friday and Monday night in Indiana.
Grizzlies Limping Into All-Star Break
Despite owning the second-best record in the West heading into Friday’s All-Star break the Grizzlies have hardly looked like a contender in recent weeks.
Memphis is just 3-9 in its last 12 outings including a 119-109 loss to the league-leading Boston Celtics on Sunday.
one more time for the one time.
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) February 15, 2023
The team’s struggles are due in part to the absence of Steven Adams who will miss his 11th straight game after suffering a right knee sprain in January.
The Grizzlies are 3-7 in their last 10 games without the veteran center.
Utah Jazz Vs. Memphis Grizzlies Broadcast
The Utah Jazz and Memphis Grizzlies will tip off at 6 pm MT. The game will be televised on AT&T SportsNet and can be heard on 97.5 The KSL Sports Zone. It can also be streamed on DirecTV Stream and FuboTV.
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Ben Anderson is the Utah Jazz insider for KSL Sports and the co-host of Jake and Ben from 10-12p with Jake Scott on 97.5 The KSL Sports Zone. Find Ben on Twitter at @BensHoops or on Instagram @BensHoops.
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