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Even if Bogut can’t play this season, the Warriors might benefit.
Golden State owes Utah its first-round pick in this summer’s draft. But it is top-seven protected.
Jazz vs. WarriorsAt EnergySolutions Arena
Tipoff » 7 p.m.
TV » Root Sports
Radio » 1320 AM, 98.7 FM, 1600 AM
Records » Jazz 21-22, Warriors 18-22
Last meeting » Warriors, 119-101 (Feb. 2)
Season series » Tied, 1-1
About the Jazz » They have won four straight at home (Houston, Miami, Detroit, Minnesota). … G Earl Watson (ankle) won’t play. … C Al Jefferson will miss weekend games against the Warriors and Lakers after the death of his grandmother. … F Gordon Hayward and C Enes Kanter are their only players to appear in all 43 games.
About the Warriors » They are 11-13 against Western Conference opponents and 8-11 on the road. … They are 2-8 in their past 10 games in Utah. … They are 6-4 on the second night of back-to-back games. … G Stephen Curry averages 14.7 points per game but he is questionable (ankle).
The Warriors keep the pick if they finish with one of the worst seven records in the league and, without Ellis or Bogut, that’s a distinct possibility.
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