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Pro Jacket Report - December 20th, 2017

Jack is still back, while Favors joins Shump on the bench for a spell.

Clemson Tigers v Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Thaddeus Young: business as usual since 2007.
Photo by Paul Abell/Getty Images

Welcome to From the Rumble Seat’s weekly look at the Yellow Jackets in professional basketball.

National Basketball Association:

Derrick Favors - Utah Jazz: Favors is questionable this week after getting stitches from catching Jaylen Brown’s elbow in his face as his Jazz scratched out a win against the Boston Celtics. Before he snagged Brown’s elbow, he also fell backwards onto his fellow big man Rudy Gobert, recently returned from injury himself, and neither returned to the game, and neither have played since. Gobert is likely out for another two weeks, but Favors will probably return in the Jazz’ next game.

Marcus Georges-Hunt - Minnesota Timberwolves: Georges-Hunt has been seeing a marked increase in playing time lately. He played as many as 17 minutes against the Kings, with an effective 66.7% shooting from the field. In the two games since, he has not scored but still contributed a handful of minutes and steals.

Jarrett Jack - New York Knicks: The resurgent point guard played a season high 35 minutes this weekend against the Thunder. Jack continues his efficient shooting, while contributing significant peripherals, especially assists. The Knicks are now 8th in the Eastern Conference, a playoff spot, and this pleasant surprise has been in no small part because of Jack’s unexpectedly strong recovery from the meniscus tear that limited to just two games last season.

Iman Shumpert - Cleveland Cavaliers: Shumpert has not played since the last edition of the Pro Jacket Report came out. After his arthroscopic knee surgery, it is likely he will miss two months, possibly not returning until after the All-Star break. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers have continued their strong play despite losing Shumpert and Isaiah Thomas to extended injuries.

Thaddeus Young - Indiana Pacers: Of all the professional Jackets, Young as had the most “business as usual” this season. He has remained a key cog of the Indiana Pacers, a solid and healthy contributor to this middle-of-the-pack possible playoff team. Though he has experienced a slight knee aggravation, it is not expected to sideline him at all in the coming games.

Pro Jackets 2017-18

Player League/Country Team Years at Tech
Player League/Country Team Years at Tech
Derrick Favors NBA Utah Jazz 2009-10
Marcus Georges-Hunt NBA Minnesota Timberwolves 2012-16
Jarrett Jack NBA New York Knicks 2002-05
Iman Shumpert NBA Sacramento Kings 2008-11
Thaddeus Young NBA Indiana Pacers 2006-07
Alade Aminu France Nanterre 92 2005-09
Quinton Stephens Italy Fiat Torino 2013-17
Gani Lawal Turkey Karesi Spor 2007-10
Stephon Marbury China Beijing Fly Dragons 1995-96
Jeremis Smith Sudamericana Aguada 2004-08
Will Bynum N/A Yeşilgiresun Belediye 2004-05

How are your favorite Jackets in the big leagues faring?