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Jazz's Keyonte George: Cleared for on-court activities
George (ankle) was cleared to resume on-court activities Tuesday, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
George sprained his right ankle during Summer League, but as expected, he'll be good to go for training camp at the end of September. Across six total appearances during Summer League (three in Salt Lake City and three in Las Vegas), the rookie first-round pick averaged 18.7 points, 5.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 26.4 minutes while shooting 45.7 percent from the field and 38.6 percent from deep.... See More ... See Less
Jazz's Keyonte George: Diagnosed with ankle sprain
George underwent an MRI on Thursday that revealed a lateral sprain on his right ankle, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
George suffered his ankle injury in Wednesday's game against the Nuggets and has already been ruled out for the remainder of the Summer League. The No. 16 pick in the 2023 NBA Draft had impressed in his first professional setting and will likely compete for a bench spot in Utah's backcourt in 2023-24. While it's unclear exactly how long George will be out, he should be available once the regular season rolls around, if not by the start of training camp.... See More ... See Less
Jazz's Keyonte George: Out for rest of Summer League
George (ankle) is set to miss the remainder of the Jazz's Las Vegas Summer League schedule, league sources tell Sarah Todd of the Deseret News.
The Jazz haven't provided an update on the severity of the right ankle sprain George suffered in the second quarter of Wednesday's 96-91 win over the Nuggets, but the organization has already decided that the 16th overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft won't attempt to play through the injury over the next week. During his freshman year at Baylor this past season, George missed a game in late February with a sprain of the same ankle, so it makes sense for the Jazz to take a cautious approach with the rookie guard. George proved to be one of the more productive players across his three games in the Salt Lake City Summer League and three games in the Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 18.7 points, 5.3 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 26.4 minutes while shooting 45.7 percent from the field and 38.6 percent from three-point range.... See More ... See Less
Jazz's Keyonte George: Goes down with ankle injury
George won't return to Wednesday's Las Vegas Summer League game against Denver due to a right ankle sprain, Tony Jones of The Athletic reports.
George had to be helped off the court in the second quarter after turning his ankle. He'll finish Wednesday's tilt with nine points (3-10 FG) and four rebounds across 15 minutes. Heading into Wednesday, George had been one of the standout performers in Las Vegas, having logged 33-point, 10-assist and 26-point, seven-assist outings in his previous two contests. Given that the right ankle is the same one that he sprained in February during his freshman year at Baylor, it wouldn't be surprising if the Jazz opted to shut down George for the rest of the summer to preserve his health heading into training camp.... See More ... See Less
Jazz's Keyonte George: Efficient scoring in victory
George posted 26 points (9-15 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 3-7 FT), seven assists, three rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes during Monday's 108-96 Summer League win over the Timberwolves.
George led the Jazz in points and assists yet again, as he has been of the standout rookies in the Summer League. While his outside shooting was impressive, he did record four turnovers.... See More ... See Less
Jazz's Keyonte George: Goes nuclear Saturday
George registered 33 points (12-24 points, 6-15 3PT, 3-3 FT), 10 assists, two rebounds, a steal and a block in 34 minutes of Saturday's 105-99 win over the Clippers during Summer League.
George turned in a fantastic performance, pacing the Jazz in points and assists on his way to a 30-point double-double. The outing was a strong bounce-back outing after an ice-cold shooting day during Utah's first game in Las Vegas. The No. 16 overall pick has shown well so far in Summer League and could play himself into a key rotational role for the Jazz this season.... See More ... See Less
Jazz's Keyonte George: Puts up 15 points
George contributed 15 points (2-11 FG, 1-8 3PT, 10-10 FT), six rebounds, five assists, one steal and one turnover across 28 minutes of Thursday's 98-83 Summer League win over the Grizzlies.
George played through a foot issue that he picked up Wednesday, so that could explain the poor shooting from the field. Regardless, George showed plenty of promise during the Salt Lake City Summer League, averaging 15.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.6 three-pointers in three appearances.... See More ... See Less
Jazz's Keyonte George: Set to play Thursday
George (foot) isn't on the injury report for Thursday's Summer League game against the Grizzlies, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
George is good to go Thursday after injuring his left foot in Wednesday's game against Philadelphia. The 16th overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft has scored in double figures in both of his Summer League appearances so far.... See More ... See Less
Jazz's Keyonte George: Expects to play Thursday
George (left foot) is expected to play in Thursday's Summer League game against Memphis, Ben Anderson of KSL News Salt Lake City reports.
George left Wednesday's game against Philadelphia after stepping on somebody else's foot and didn't return. However, he said in a post-game press conference that his foot was fine and he expects to play in Thursday's contest.... See More ... See Less
Jazz's Keyonte George: Exits early with foot injury
George left Wednesday's 104-94 Summer League loss to the 76ers with a left foot injury, Andy Larsen of The Salt Lake Tribune reports. He finished with 14 points (5-10 FG, 3-5 3PT, 1-1 FT), four assists and three rebounds over 25 minutes.
George appeared to tweak his ankle late in Wednesday's game and briefly went to the locker room before returning to the bench and being ruled out with a foot injury. Prior to exiting, George racked up 14 points, all of which came in the first half. With Utah playing again Thursday, they could opt to play it safe with their first-round draft pick and give George the night off.... See More ... See Less
Jazz's Keyonte George: Decent showing in summer debut
George had 18 points (7-16 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-6 FT), five rebounds, four assists and three steals in 31 minutes during Monday's Summer League game against the Thunder.
George drilled 43.8 percent of his tries from the field and showcased his quick hands by recording a team-high three steals. The Baylor product should have plenty of chances to carve out a role for himself off the bench, and he figures to battle with Ochai Agbaji, Kris Dunn and Talen Horton-Tucker for playing time once the regular season nears.... See More ... See Less
Jazz's Keyonte George: Selected No. 16 by Utah
George was selected by the Jazz with the No. 16 overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.
After selecting Taylor Hendricks with the No. 9 pick, the Jazz doubled up on one-and-done prospects, selecting George at No. 16. The Baylor product averaged 15.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.1 steals in 2022-23 to claim Big 12 Rookie of the Year honors. George is a three-level scorer but he's best known for his ability to score off the dribble and is expected to battle for bench minutes with the rebuilding-on-the-fly Jazz. After coming into college as a top-10 recruit, he struggled with his three-point shooting (33.8 percent) in his lone collegiate season but showed flashes of elite-level shot making as a true combo guard with a great feel for the game.... See More ... See Less
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