Notes from Jazz practice Wednesday.
Utah shooting guard Raja Bell (strained left adductor) and point guard Earl Watson (sprained left ankle) are expected go through a full workout. Their status will be updated after the session, Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said. Bell and Watson are officially listed as game-time decisions at Sacramento on Thursday.
Bell plans to return against the Kings. Watson again said he's more likely to take the court Friday against Denver, so he can avoid an away-home back-to-back and allow his injury to further heal.
With Josh Howard out of action and Bell returning from injury, Corbin hasn't determined who he'll start at shooting guard and small forward vs. Sacramento. Corbin's considering Bell, C.J. Miles, Gordon Hayward and Alec Burks. Utah's coach is open to the idea of starting Miles and Hayward together and likes how they played Tuesday during a 97-90 win against Oklahoma City. But Corbin also believes he needs to have a scoring small forward coming off the bench. As a result, Bell could return to the Jazz's starting lineup if he's cleared to play.
Brian T. Smith
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