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Walker Kessler Dresses Up As Kelly Olynyk For Halloween

Nov 1, 2023, 7:42 PM

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Walker Kessler #24 of the Utah Jazz reacts in the 2023 NBA All Star Starry 3-Point Contest at Vivint Arena on February 18, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

(Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Even though Utah didnt have a game on Halloween, some Jazz players decided to show some holiday spirit.

Most notably, sophomore big man Walker Kessler dressed up as fellow teammate Kelly Olynyk.

Kessler wore Olynyk’s jersey, a wig, and even added the backward cap.

Another Jazz player who got festive was Jordan Clarkson.

He dressed up as Beetlejuice and his girlfriend Maggie Lindemann accompanied him as Lydia Deetz.

Clarkson has a history with halloween costumes.

In 2021, he was amongst a group of Jazz players who put together costumes for a Halloween party.

RELATED: Players Show Off Costumes At Jazz Halloween Party

Also in 2021, a young Jazz fan dressed up as Jordan Clarkson for Halloween which caught the attention of the whole NBA.

Jazz Head Home After Winless Road Trip

The Utah Jazz will have a clean injury when they face the 0-4 Memphis Grizzlies in Salt Lake City on Wednesday night.

Rookies Taylor Hendricks and Brice Sensabaugh have returned to the Jazz according to the team’s injury report after being assigned to the Salt Lake City Stars earlier in the week.

The Grizzlies meanwhile are down two starters for the foreseeable future as they look to snap their four-game losing streak.

The Jazz return to Utah after dropping back-to-back road games against the Phoenix Suns and the Denver Nuggets.

Kevin Durant led the shorthanded Suns to a blowout 126-104 victory over the Jazz on Saturday night, before Monday’s 110-102 loss in Denver.

Despite the loss to the Nuggets, the Jazz appeared to finally find some cohesion in their starting lineup in Denver.

The Jazz won both the third and the fourth quarter as coach Will Hardy kept the starters on the floor for an extended period to open the half.

“There were way more positive things coming out of tonight than negative,” Hardy said after the loss. “Obviously we would have preferred to win, but that’s a very good basketball team.”

The most notable positive came from the Jazz’s frontcourt. After a slow start to the year from second-year center Walker Kessler and newcomer John Collins, the new pairing along with All-Star Lauri Markkanen combined for 64 points and 36 rebounds in the loss.

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Chandler Holt is a co-host for the Jazz Notes podcast and a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerHoltKSL or on Threads @chandlerho1t.

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Walker Kessler Dresses Up As Kelly Olynyk For Halloween