Rudy Gobert set to return to Jazz lineup Monday, with minutes restriction

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The Utah Jazz went 7-4 without Rudy Gobert, sidelined with a bone bruise in his right tibia after Dion Waiters went crashing into it diving after a loose ball. Utah is on a five-game winning streak.

And Monday night the Jazz get Gobert back. He is officially listed as available against the Washington Wizards.

However, he is on a minutes restriction according to Kyle Goon of the Salt Lake Tribune.

Gobert is not 100 percent healthy: He was wearing a knee brace as Monday’s shootaround session wrapped up, and coach Quin Snyder said he’ll be on a minutes restriction (not specifying the length). But it’s encouraging news for a team that has been racked with injuries since the season began.

This is great news for a Jazz team that needs wins to maintain a spot in the playoffs in the West.

The Jazz offense struggled some when Gobert was on the court early in the season, although that was in large part a team trying to find its way after Gordon Hayward left. Of late the Jazz have found their three-point shot — they have made at least 12 in each of the five wins in this streak.