The Scoop:Jefferson is a ghost of the player he once was, and is only worth a look in deeper leagues as Parsons isn't expected to miss too much time. Jae Crowder and Al-Farouq Aminu should also see some increased run, but neither player is an option in most leagues.
Richard Jefferson played 35 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday with 13 points, 13 boards and two 3-pointers.
The Scoop:Chandler Parsons (back) was a game-time decision tonight and couldn't suit up. The Mavericks are off until Tuesday when they'll play at Madison Square Garden. Parsons will probably be back for that one, so there's little reason to grab Jefferson.
The Scoop:This is a surprise, but Jefferson still shouldn't see big minutes tonight. Al-Farouq Aminu and Brandan Wright figure to be the biggest winners of Dirk Nowitzki sitting out. Jefferson is only a play in very deep leagues.
After finishing at the bottom of the Western Conference, the Utah Jazz are hoping to take a big step forward in 2014-15 under new coach Quin Snyder. They should get an idea as to how they stack up in Wednesday night's opener against the visiting Houston Rockets, who kicked off their season with an easy win. "We just have to be ready to play and see where we stand," said Snyder, who replaced Tyrone Corbin following last season's 25-57 campaign. Those are the two things if we can get every night, that gives us a chance to get better and be competitive." While veterans Marvin Williams and Richard Jefferson are gone, the Jazz return several good young pieces in Trey Burke (21), Rudy Gobert (22), Derrick Favors (23) and Gordon Hayward (24).