UTAH JAZZ

Lauri Markkanen Ruled Out For Wizards-Jazz Game

Mar 3, 2024, 5:39 PM | Updated: 6:21 pm

SALT LAKE CITYJazz forward Lauri Markkanen landed on the team’s injury report and was ruled out for Utah’s game against the Washington Wizards.

Lauri Markkanen lands on injury report

The Jazz host the Wizards at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday, March 4.

On Sunday, March 3, Markkanen was ruled out by the Jazz from playing in the contest due to a right quadriceps contusion.

The forward appeared to have injured his leg during the team’s 126-120 loss to the Miami Heat on March 2.

Markkanen finished the game with 25 points on 5-15 shooting, including 4-9 on three-pointers. The Arizona product added four rebounds, six assists, two steals, and a block in 41 minutes.

This season, Markkanen is averaging 23.1 points per game on 48.3 percent shooting. He also averages 8.3 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.5 blocks, and 0.9 steals in 32.9 minutes per game. He’s played in 51 games this season.

In addition to Markkannen, the Jazz will be without Walker Kessler (right foot sprain) and Otto Porter Jr. (not with the team). It will be the second straight game missed by Kessler.

Wizards vs. Jazz preview

After falling to the Heat, the Jazz dropped to a 27-34 record and their losing streak moved to three games. Utah has only won one game since beating the Oklahoma City Thunder on February 6.

Fortunately for the Jazz, the lowly Wizards will arrive in Salt Lake City on a 14-game skid after a winless February. Washington’s last win came on January 29 and the team sits at 9-51 on the season. However, six of Washington’s wins have come on the road.

Former University of Utah standout Kyle Kuzma currently leads the Wizards with an average of 22.2 points per game.

Utah’s game against Washington will start at 7 p.m. (MT) and will be broadcast on KJZZ, Jazz+, NBA TV, KSL Sports Zone (97.5 FM), KSLSports.com, and the KSL Sports app.

Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com. Listen to Ireland on Yards After College: An NFL Podcast. Follow him on X (@kyleireland), Threads (@kyleirelandksl), and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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