Jazz willing to trade anyone not named Lauri Markkanen, Walker Kessler

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen

The Triple Team! 3 thoughts on
1. What can Jazz do better to prevent Kyrie from getting 48?
2. Jazz had more isos tonight than any game this season
3. Lauri Markkanen’s leadership, and a moment in the locker room
sltrib.com/sports/jazz/20…1:09 AM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops

Twice in a row Walker Kessler hasn’t closed the space enough on Kyrie Irving off a screen.
Kessler has to go all out to close that space as Irving has 45 now on 8-15 shooting from downtown.
Great learning opportunity. – 11:14 PM

Erik Slater @erikslater_

Nets should maybe not rotate off Lauri Markkanen and leave him wide-open from three here. – 11:14 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen

Will Hardy is FURIOUS at Walker Kessler for not coming up to defend Kyrie’s 3 point shot… big mistake from the rookie and the result is Nets up 6 with 1:35 left. – 11:12 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba

Somehow, the Jazz are within 102-100 with 4:07 remaining…..I say this because Brooklyn has had several chances to really put some distance between them and Utah and it hasn’t happened. Also, somehow, Lauri Markkanen is 19 and 11 when he hasn’t been involved – 11:09 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba

Sexton and Clarkson have both been dynamic off the dribble in the first half. Has mitigated Lauri Markkanen scoring five points in this half – 10:01 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops

We’re not quite at the point where Walker Kessler getting dunked on makes every national highlight (a la Gobert), but it’ll happen.
Enjoy the anonymity for now Jazz fans. – 9:18 PM

Christian Winfield @Krisplashed

Nic Claxton just threw it on Walker Kessler and then flexed on him – 9:16 PM

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer

Nic Claxton baptizes Walker Kessler and lets him know it, too. – 9:15 PM

StatMuse @statmuse

Fresh Illustrations Friday
• Jalen Duren
• Walker Kessler
• Onyeka Okongwu
Jalen Williams
➡ https://t.co/6RWeeiQDlj pic.twitter.com/4CZiM5NM7812:00 PM

David Locke @DLocke09

If you are starting a franchise tomorrow you would take Rudy Gobert or Walker Kessler #askloj9:03 AM

David Locke @DLocke09

If you are starting a franchise tomorrow you would take Lauri Markkanen or Donovan Mitchell #askloj8:40 AM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops

Lauri Markkanen is averaging 30.6 points and 9.6 rebounds and shooting 50 percent from the floor, 42 percent from three, and 92 percent from the free throw line since All-Star voting opened on December 20.
Leaving him out of the #NBAAllstar game would be huge oversight. – 3:26 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops

Lauri Markkanen holding strong at 7 in the West. pic.twitter.com/3WjAfxd6I61:04 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz

The Utah Jazz’s emerging rookies, Walker Kessler and Ochai Agbaji, are having some success of late, but coach Will Hardy knows there will be rough patches ahead, and he’s keen to see how they navigate them and find ways to contribute. https://t.co/J5oEoWc7H4 pic.twitter.com/SmyrRB6mRO11:10 AM

Eric Walden @tribjazz

The Utah Jazz’s emerging rookies, Walker Kessler and Ochai Agbaji, are having some success of late, but coach Will Hardy knows there will be rough patches ahead, and he’s keen to see how they navigate them and find ways to contribute. sltrib.com/sports/jazz/20…11:08 AM

David Locke @DLocke09

Lauri Markkanen and Walker Kessler lead the Jazz to wire to wire win. Mike Conley did what …… pic.twitter.com/euqiZRVG9R12:20 AM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU

Utah is comfortably in front 88-73 with 2:38 left in third quarter.
They had four guards no taller than 6’5″ around Walker Kessler. But they don’t have to worry about Clippers taking the ball away from them. – 10:41 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz

Two double-doubles now in the Jazz frontcourt: Lauri Markkanen 32p/10r, Walker Kessler 13p/11r. – 10:35 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU

Utah on 7-0 runs
Utah up 78-62
Another double-digit FG game for Lauri Markkanen, who is up to 32 points.
That’s Markkanen’s 13th game of 10+ FGs this season. He had 8 in previous 3 seasons combined. – 10:30 PM

David Locke @DLocke09

the amount of players who can have the two play sequence we just saw from Lauri Markkanen is really small and when you add that he is 7 feet it gets really small – 10:29 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops

Yeeeeeeesh Lauri Markkanen.
Dude has some anger, crazy combination of power at the rim and finesse on the deep ball.
True unicorns. – 10:28 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU

Felt like Jazz didn’t really go to Lauri Markkanen as much as they could have in the first 3 meetings this season — not that they needed to.
But he’s on pace for 30 FGAs. He definitely could touch 50 if this is close, he seems likely for 40 unless Clippers get crushed in 3rd quarter – 10:20 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU

Utah leads Clippers 68-56 at halftime.
Norman Powell with a massive bounce back game, leading Clippers with 20 points in 18 minutes.
Lauri Markkanen with 24 points to lead all scorers.
LA’s defense nonexistent this month. Both teams north of 50% on 3s. LA 34.6% in paint. – 10:07 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz

Zubac just tried to baptize Walker Kessler, but the rookie shut the water off. 6p, 6r, 2b, 1a, 1s for Kessler. Jazz lead 50-35, with 6:59 left til halftime. – 9:48 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops

It’s crazy how consistently great Lauri Markkanen has been this year.
He’s yet to have a single-digit scoring game, and has scored at least 20 in 14 straight games.
Really hasn’t had a “bad” game since November. Every night he’s nails. – 9:47 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz

Talked to Lauri Markkanen this morning at shootaround, and he mentioned that he’s still figuring out how to use his length to maximum effectiveness offensively. We saw it on that last bucket. – 9:42 PM

Ryan Miller @millerjryan

Lauri Markkanen already up to 18 points with 9:17 left in the first half. Jazz up 47-32 – 9:42 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba

Lauri Markkanen is eating the Clippers second unit alive to start the second quarter – 9:42 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU

Utah leads Clippers 36-26 at end of one.
Powell has game-high 12 points. Lauri Markkanen has 10 for Jazz.
Powell’s teammates are shooting 6/19 FGs. Markkanen’s teammates are 10/18 FGs. – 9:38 PM

David Locke @DLocke09

In the opening 5 minutes Walker Kessler has 4 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal
OK then – 9:24 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen

Jazz are paying Lauri Markkanen and Walker Kessler a combined $20 million for the next 2.5 seasons — that’s such a team-building luxury – 9:23 PM

Ryan Miller @millerjryan

Walker Kessler continues to impress. He’s got 4 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists — and his screening of him is sooo much better than it was at the beginning of the season. – 9:22 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba

Norm Powell and Walker Kessler knocked knees pretty good on that screen – 9:17 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba

I guess im just stating the obvious at this point but Lauri Markkanen is really good – 9:14 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU

Lauri Markkanen 7, Walker Kessler 2, Clippers 0.
Kessler’s came on a Terance Mann pick-six.
Y’all have a good evening – 9:14 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz

Lauri Markkanen has been vert aggressive early — 7p on 4 shots. Then Walker Kessler with a steal and runout for a dunk. Jazz have a 9-0 lead at the 10:28 mark 1Q. – 9:13 PM

Andy Larsen @andyblarsen

9-0 Jazz start to the game… Markkanen 7-0 run, and then Walker Kessler gets a steal and a dunk. Clippers didn’t look ready for the 7:10 tip. – 9:13 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba

Lauri Markkanen is back. He scored seven straight and then a steal and Walker Kessler dunk and the Jazz lead 9-0 and the Clippers call time – 9:13 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @Notorious OHM

LAC-UTA starters:
LAC extension
Marcus Morris
Nicolas Batum
Ivica Zubac
Norman Powell
Terance Mann
AHU
Malik Beasley
Lauri Markkanen Walker Kessler
Jordan Clarkson
Mike Conley – 8:49 PM

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif

Tonight’s Clippers-Jazz starters in SLC:
Morris
Batum
Zubac
Powell
Mann
Malik Beasley
Lauri Markkanen
Walker Kessler
Jordan Clarkson
Mike Conley – 8:34 PM

Eric Walden @tribjazz

Will Hardy says “I hope not” when asked if Lauri Markkanen is on a minute restriction. Lui added that “as of now, he’s a full go,” but that the coaching staff and medical team would be monitoring him throughout the night. – 7:23 PM

David Locke @DLocke09

Utah Jazz player combination numbers
With Mike Conley and Lauri Markkanen on the floor +2.9 over 1577 possessions
Add Walker Kessler to Conley and Markkanen and it jumps to +16.7 over 319 possessions. – 5:05 PM

David Locke @DLocke09

Fun Note today from @Utah Jazz TV crew.
Rookies Dbl-Dbls – Season Leaders
8 Walker Kessler UTA
8 Jalen Duren DET
7 Paolo Banchero ORL
7 Jabari Smith Jr HOU
Jazz v. Clippers tonight at 7pm on ATT Sports Net as well as on radio – 4:27 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba

The Clippers will be without Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Luke Kennard and John Wall tonight against the Utah Jazz
The Jazz will have Lauri Markkanen available – 3:41 PM

More on this storyline

Utah: Lauri Markkanen (left hip contusion) has been upgraded to available for Wednesday’s game against the LA Clippers. -via HoopsHype / January 18, 2023

Andy Larsen: Lauri Markkanen will play tonight, team says. -Street Twitter @andyblarsen / January 18, 2023

Eric Walden: Lauri Markkanen has been upgraded to QUESTIONABLE for Wednesday’s game vs. the Clippers. Kelly Olynyk remains OUT. -Street Twitter @tribjazz /January 17, 2023

Christopher Hine: Mike Conley on Walker Kessler: “Walker is a shining star for us right now, and one I don’t think a lot of people expect to come in and have an impact as early as he’s having an impact.” -Street Twitter @ChristopherHine /January 16, 2023

Andy Larsen: Walker Kessler’s 20-20 game is the first in the NBA by a rookie since 2014. -via Twitter @andyblarsen /January 16, 2023

Ryan Miller: Hardy: “Walker was sensational and he did so many good things for us. Something that will go unnoticed is Minnesota blitzed or had their big up in pick and roll for a majority of the game. Walker did a fantastic job of getting into the pocket and making great decisions for us.” -Street Twitter @millerjryan /January 16, 2023

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