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4 Jazz players listed as 'questionable' for tonight's home game against Memphis

Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood dunks against the New York Knicks in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New York, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood dunks against the New York Knicks in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New York, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Kathy Kmonicek, AP

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz could be quite short-handed when they play the Memphis Grizzlies Monday night at Vivint Arena.

Four Jazz players are listed as “questionable” going into the 7 p.m. game, the first home game after a successful 4-1 Eastern road trip.

Derrick Favors, George Hill, Boris Diaw and Rodney Hood are the four players who may not play Monday night. The most disconcerting among the four is Hood, who missed practice and saw a doctor for an illness Monday morning.

The other three have already missed multiple games, so it is encouraging that there is a chance each may play against the Grizzlies. Each of the three participated in Monday's shootaround at Zions Bank Basketball Center.

Hill has been out for the past four games after spraining his right thumb against the Knicks. Diaw has missed eight straight games with a right leg bone contusion. Favors missed most of the preseason games as well as the season opener because of an IT band syndrome on his left knee and left Saturday’s game after six minutes with a knee injury.

Utah coach Quin Snyder is happy with the play of his bench for the most part this year, so he’s confident they can fill in tonight if several main players are out.

“There’s opportunities for guys to step up,” Synder said. “That’s been the most consistent thing for us all year – that if our bench plays well, we’re good. It doesn’t have to be one game, it can be one possession or two minutes.”

After Monday's game, the Jazz play Chicago Thursday night before going back on the road for games against Houston and Denver Saturday and Sunday.