Monday's game at Washington marks the halfway point of the NBA season for the Utah Jazz. It's also time for midterm grades to be handed out. Enjoy our list of player grades and read the full story story right here.
On track for a 55-win season, but slow starts and surprising home struggles have hindered the team from completely reaching potential. On the other hand, 12 double-digit comebacks have shown this squad is resilient.
Isn't scoring tons, but he provides leadership, a tough defensive presence and 3-point reliability (40.3 percent).
Production and effectiveness have dropped off, but his feistiness and veteran presence were key factors in bench success for a while.
Attitude and athleticism are off the charts, and he has a sky-high shooting percentage (.700) and PER (22.2). Needs bulk, chances, improved shooting range.
Improved fitness but still inconsistent. Has had moments but time's limited, partly because of poor free-throw shooting (37.0 percent).
Ninth pick showed potential with a three-game stretch in December that included double-digit scoring and aggressive play after a bumpy start.
Shooting a career low (.483), but the big man has been a great teammate and a steady contributor to the lineup while learning a new system.
Though his non-salary numbers aren't huge, the team's most versatile player consistently gives a bit of everything.
Continues to come on as of late, providing a more-reliable scoring punch off the bench. Overall game is also on the rise.
Steadiest player always shows up, punches the clock and turns in a workmanlike performance with solid (and occasional magical) results.
Deserves copious amounts of credit — and a lofty grade — for fighting and working through a devastating injury and surgery to his Achilles.
The team's sparkplug has overcome any offensive deficiencies with his instant energy and hustle play off the bench.
Had early struggles, but has since keyed the dangerous and crowd-pleasing second unit with proficient playmaking skills.
Isn't shooting lights out (46.2 percent), but has elevated All-Star game to another level with consistently clutch play — especially in crunch time.