Jazz center Gobert sidelined with sprained knee


All but one of their next eight games are against teams that rank Top 10 in overall net rating so far this season.

That's not all James said about the Jazz.

While they defeated the Celtics in the game Gobert was injured on Friday night, it won't get any easier. He's probably studying what the Jazz like to do, how they'll defend and what that kid Mitchell is all about.

Expect more minutes from Ekpe Udoh with Gobert out and an even larger role out of Derrick Favors.

This is the second injury that will sideline Gobert for an extended period of time.

At first, it was reported that Gobert's injury could be only a Grade 1 MCL strain, which is bad enough in itself, but not to the extent of his actual injury.

The 25-year-old Frenchman exited the team's 107-95 victory after just two minutes and did not return.

The Jazz on Saturday morning recalled Tony Bradley from the Salt Lake City Stars to add another big man to the roster.

With a record of 14-15, the Jazz now holds the ninth seed in the Western Conference.