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Jazz F Royce O'Neale is officially out Wednesday against Oklahoma City as reported by the Salt City Tribune's Eric Walden.
O'Neale is out dealing with soreness in his right thumb. Rudy Gay, Eric Paschall and Danuel House are all candidates for extended minutes with O'Neale out.
According to Tony Jones, Royce O'Neale (thumb) is listed as doubtful Wednesday vs. the Thunder.
O'Neale is now listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game. The veteran joins Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley on the report but both veterans are out. With the trio of guards likely out, Danuel House Jr. and Nickiel Alexander-Walker will see their minutes increased and will likely join the starting lineup.
Jazz forward Royce O'Neale blocked three shots, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out three assists, and scored two points in the Jazz' 114-106 loss to the Nets.
O'Neale has been fairly quiet for the Jazz in his last five games, averaging just 8.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game over his last five games. The forward will have a difficult time producing much more in a lineup centered around superstar swingman Donovan Mitchell.
Royce O'Neale had nine points and nine rebounds in 36 minutes on Wednesday. He was a perfect 4-for-4 from the field while making his only three-point try. O'Neale added four assists and a steal in the overtime win.
When the Jazz are at full strength, O'Neale settles into a complementary role which isn't very fantasy-friendly. Over the last 10 games with teammates Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert healthy, O'Neale is averaging just 9.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game.
Royce O'Neale finished Wednesday night's tilt with 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-4 3PT), seven rebounds, one assist, three steals, and one block to go along with four turnovers in 32 minutes of action in the Jazz's 101-106 loss to the Lakers.
O'Neale shot 66% from the field on Wednesday on six attempts and also contributed defensively in the Jazz's close loss to the Lakers. O'Neale is a risky option for fantasy as he doesn't produce much offensively and also doesn't get much opportunity either but is certainly worth the cheap price he often costs to fill out a DFS lineup.