Phoenix • With Jazz shooting guard Rodney Hood out of tonight's game against the Suns, who are the candidates to start in his place as Hood rehabs from a bone contusion in his right knee? Here are the options that Jazz coach Quin Snyder will have.
Joe Ingles • He's the most obvious guy. Ingles has been a revelation this season defensively. He's actually been in a few of Utah's closing lineups, even with Hood healthy. He's just a steady force, on both ends. He's been a knockdown 3-point shooter. He's also been a guy who can make plays off the pick and roll, and is a capable and instinctive passer offensively. He works well with Gordon Hayward. And although he's not a big scorer, Ingles is someone who can have a great effect on a game very quietly.