Jazz mid-season report cards: Grades for Utah's reserves

The All-Star break is upon us. How do we grade the Jazz's bench?
Jordan Clarkson in a game against the Milwaukee Bucks
Jordan Clarkson in a game against the Milwaukee Bucks / Alex Goodlett/GettyImages
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Welcome to the All-Star Break! The Jazz won't have much involvement in this year's festivities (sorry, Lauri, they did you wrong), but during this break, we have a great chance to reflect on our team's performance up to this point. For developing teams like the Jazz, my favorite way to reflect is by looking at the growth of each player on the roster. For this article, we'll focus on the performance of the Jazz's bench.

Please keep the following in mind while reading the article: grades are all relative to expectations. If a bench player receives an A, but a starter is stuck with a B, that does not mean that I disagree with the lineups or think a player isn't being properly utilized. Additionally, a C is not a failing grade. If a player gets a C grade, that doesn't mean the player is terrible--calm down.

For this edition, it's time to take a look at the players providing a spark off the bench. When talking about an NBA roster, many fans don't care who's on the roster beyond the 8th or 9th spot. I believe some of the most interesting stories can be found as you search further down the bench. I won't talk about recent additions from trades, as their production with Utah is minimal for now. How are the rookies doing? Who has fallen out of the rotation? And who deserves more minutes?