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Timberwolves at Jazz Injury Report: Gordon Hayward, Alec Burks, Nikola Pekovic, Shabazz Muhammad all out tonight

Gordon Hayward will get his birthday off tonight, many others will miss this game as well.

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The Utah Jazz are playing the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight, the worst team in the Western Conference. The Jazz are 40-13 against the Wolves in Utah. And this season the Wolves only have 6 total road wins. It's a good night to get some rest for Gordon Hayward. The Utah Jazz announced that he is going to be out tonight.

But he's not going to be alone...

Out with injury:

  • Gordon Hayward (UTA), Grade 1 left AC sprain. He is day to day. So don't panic.
  • Alec Burks (UTA), out for season with left shoulder rehab
  • Shabazz Muhammad (MIN), out for season with left hand rehab
  • Anthony Bennett (MIN), missed the last 15 games with a sprained right ankle, out indefinitely
  • Robbie Hummel (MIN), missed the last 26 games, is also out indefinitely

UPDATE via SLTRIB's Aaron Falk:

Not with the team:

  • Grant Jerrett (UTA), with the NBA-DL affiliate right now
  • Nikola Pekovic (MIN), missed the right six games due to a sore right ankle, not with the team
  • Gary Neal (MIN), sprained right ankle in last game, and not with the team
  • Justin Hamilton (MIN), sidelined due to illness, and not with the team


  • Kevin Garnett (MIN), missed the last six games to a sore left knee
  • Ricky Rubio (MIN), missed the last two games (and four of the last five) due to a sore right ankle


  • KG and Rubio were questionable, but are now doubtful


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The Jazz look bad on offense right now, and without Gordon it can look horrible. Derrick Favors has taken on a larger load and performed well, and rookie Rodney Hood has been shooting really . . . uh . . . well (as opposed to good). The Jazz should win this game, but the Wolves still have a bunch of talent with Andrew Wiggins, Kevin Martin, Zach LaVine, Chase Budinger, and others.

Utah's defense should take over. If the injuries do not beat the Jazz to it.