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Thabo Sefolosha, Raul Neto to be re-evaluated in one week


The Utah Jazz are not a healthy ball club as the month of January begins to come to a close. However, it appears as though the Western Conference franchise is starting to look ahead to happier times as the Jazz released a formal statement regarding the status of a slew of players on Tuesday evening.

Most notably, swingman Thabo Sefolosha and point guard Raul Neto are now just one week away from being re-evaluated for their respective injuries. With such news coming after the tandem of players met with the team’s medical staff, Sefolosha continues to deal with a mild right hamstring strain alongside Neto’s lingering left groin strain.

The 34-year-old Sefolosha is currently in the midst of his second season as a member of the Jazz. Known as more of a defensive specialist, the veteran swingman has also suited up for the Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder and Atlanta Hawks along the way. Over the course of just 26 regular season appearances as a member of the Jazz thus far into the 2018-19 campaign, Sefolosha is averaging an even three points, 2.8 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 0.4 assists across only 11.1 minutes per outing.

On the other hand, the 26-year-old Neto is a four-year NBA veteran while the Brazilian guard has notably spent his entire professional career in the United States in Utah. Over the course of 19 regular season appearances, one start and an even 12 minutes per game this season, Neto is currently averaging 4.9 points, two assists and 1.5 rebounds per outing as it stands today.