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Western Northwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
14-4 8-2 W3
14-6 6-4 W4
12-6 7-3 W1
6-12 3-7 W2
6-13 4-6 L2

2023 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 5.4 2.5 42.1 1.6 0.3

Top Luka Samanic News

  • Jazz's Luka Samanic: Cracks rotation in loss

    Samanic amassed five points (2-2 FG, 1-1 3Pt), two rebounds and one block across six minutes during Wednesday's 105-91 loss to the Grizzlies.

    Samanic slid into the rotation for just the seventh time this season, scoring five points in six minutes during garbage time. Given he has yet to play more than nine minutes in any game, Samanic can be safely ignored in all fantasy formats.

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  • Jazz's Luka Samanic: Healthy for camp

    Samanic (back) is healthy for the start of training camp, according to KSL Sports.

    While speaking Monday at media day, Samanic said his focus during training camp is to show off his defense and shooting ability. He had a terrific showing at Summer League before being shut down with a minor back injury. However, the Jazz have a deep frontcourt after the addition of John Collins this offseason, so it won't be easy for Samanic to win a rotational role to begin 2023-24.

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  • Jazz's Luka Samanic: Downgraded to out

    Samanic (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's Summer League game versus the Rockets, Tony Jones of The Athletic reports.

    Samanic was initially listed as questionable, but he's since been downgraded to out due to upper back tightness. If Utah wins, he could suit up for the championship game Monday, but that seems unlikely.

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  • Jazz's Luka Samanic: Dealing with back tightness

    Samanic is questionable for Sunday's Summer League contest against the Rockets due to upper back tightness.

    Samanic recorded 22 points, six rebounds, four assists, two bocks and one steal Friday, but he apparently is dealing with a back issue ahead of the semifinal matchup. Utah has already ruled five other players out Saturday, so if Samanic is also sidelined, the Jazz will be extremely shorthanded versus Houston.

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  • Jazz's Luka Samanic: Drops 22 points

    Samanic recorded 22 points (8-15 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, four assists, one steal and two blocks in 26 minutes during Friday's 97-93 Summer League win against the Suns.

    Other than Keyonte George and Ochai Agbaji, Samanic has been one of the most impressive players on Utah's Summer League roster. The bad news for Samanic is that the Jazz have considerably upgraded their frontcourt with John Collins and Taylor Hendricks, so Samanic isn't guaranteed a role to begin the regular season.

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  • Jazz's Luka Samanic: Good to go against Minnesota

    Samanic (knee) is available for Monday's Summer League game versus the Timberwolves.

    Samanic has been upgraded from questionable to available Monday despite dealing with a right knee contusion. Samanic will make his first appearance in the Las Vegas Summer League.

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  • Jazz's Luka Samanic: Tagged as questionable for Monday

    Samanic (knee) is listed as questionable for Monday's Las Vegas Summer League game against the Timberwolves.

    The Jazz will likely re-evaluate Samanic closer to the 10 p.m. ET opening tip before determining whether he'll be able to play through the right knee contusion. Samanic has yet to play in Las Vegas, but he saw action in all three of the Jazz's games during the Salt Lake City Summer League, averaging 13.3 points 6.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 22.6 minutes in those contests.

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  • Jazz's Luka Samanic: Won't play Saturday

    Samanic (knee) is out for Saturday's Summer League game against the Clippers, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

    Samanic sustained a knee injury during Utah's last game and will miss Saturday's tilt due to the issue. His next chance to play will come Monday against Minnesota.

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  • Jazz's Luka Samanic: Suffers knee injury

    Samanic suffered a knee injury during Thursday's Summer League game against the Grizzlies and will not return, Andy Larsen of The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

    Samanic appeared to have a knee-to-knee collision and limped off the court. We will likely get a proper update from the Jazz on Friday. Samanic has had a strong Summer League so far and had eight points, five rebounds and three assists in this contest before leaving for good.

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  • Jazz's Luka Samanic: Shines in Summer League loss

    Samanic tallied 19 points (7-11 FG, 3-5 3PT, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, three assists and one steal over 27 minutes of Wednesday's 104-94 loss to Philadelphia.

    Samanic finished with a game-high 19 points while falling just one rebound shy of a double-double. Samanic is only 23 years old and could vie for a rotation spot with the Jazz this season if he continues to impress.

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  • Jazz's Luka Samanic: Impressive in limited action

    Samanic closed his third season with averages of 9.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 0.9 steals in 23.0 minutes per game over seven contests.

    Samanic was productive in his short time with the Jazz, who saw most of their main rotation players sitting to end the season. The third-year forward logged four consecutive starts to close out the campaign, averaging 13.0 points per game, including a career-high 23 points in a win over Denver on April 8. Due to his solid play, Samanic was able to secure a contract extension with the Jazz through the 2023-24 season.

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  • Jazz's Luka Samanic: Signs extension with Jazz

    Samanic signed a contract extension with the Jazz on Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Following the end to a productive stint with the Jazz, Samanic agreed to terms to stay with the Jazz through the 2023-24 season. In his four games with the Jazz he's averaged 7.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 17.3 minutes. The third-year forward will work towards securing a role in the rotation once again for next season.

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  • Jazz's Luka Samanic: Starting against Lakers

    Samanic will start against the Lakers on Tuesday, Trevor Lane of Lakers Nation reports.

    Lauri Markkanen is sitting out Tuesday with a left hand contusion. Samanic is on a 10-day contract with the Jazz and has made three appearances so far this season, averaging 5.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists.

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  • Jazz's Luka Samanic: Efficient performance in start

    Samanic racked up 12 points (5-6 FG, 2-3 3Pt), four rebounds, two assists and one steal over 22 minutes during Tuesday's 135-133 overtime loss to the Lakers.

    With Lauri Markkanen (hand) out, Samanic drew his first start since 2020 and scored a season-high 12 points thanks to a pair of three-pointers. It's unclear if Markkanen will see any more action during the campaign, so Samanic could be in store for similar usage during Utah's final three regular-season contests.

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  • Jazz's Luka Samanic: Inks 10-day deal with Utah

    Samanic agreed to sign a 10-day deal with the Jazz on Tuesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Samanic just wrapped up the G League regular season with the Maine Celtics, where he averaged 20.6 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. The 6-foot-10 sharpshooter has a similar skillset as Kelly Olynyk and Lauri Markkanen, so even if he doesn't carve out a rotational role with Utah, Samanic still has a great chance to learn and develop his skills while working with two of the best versatile forwards in the league.

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  • Luka Samanic: Model of efficiency in victory

    Samanic amassed 17 points (8-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one block in 26 minutes Thursday against Westchester.

    Samanic knocked down 66.7 percent of his tries from the field and scored in double figures for his fifth consecutive contest. Thursday's showing was a positive sign for the 23-year-old who had shot just 25.0 percent and 21.7 percent from the field in his previous two appearances.

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  • Luka Samanic: Scores team-high 30 points

    Samanic recorded 30 points (11-26 FG, 6-16 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 10 rebounds and one steal in 34 minutes Wednesday against Wisconsin.

    Samanic played a big role in the 119-114 victory, as he led his squad in points and secured a double-double with his effort on the glass. He poured in 18 of his 30 points from beyond the arc and crashed the defensive glass, where he snagged seven of his 10 boards.

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  • Luka Samanic: Pours in 43 points

    Samanic finished Thursday's game against South Bay with 43 points (15-21 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 7-8 FT), seven rebounds and two assists in 36 minutes.

    Samanic led all scorers with 43 points in what turned out to be a stellar shooting night. He knocked down 71.4 percent of his attempts from the field and hit 62.5 percent of his looks from beyond the arc. The 23-year-old has shown no sign of slowing down, and he's now averaging 24.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals through 19 regular-season appearances.

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  • Luka Samanic: Enjoys another big night

    Samanic totaled 27 points (10-24 FG, 2-10 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one steal in 32 minutes Saturday against Greensboro.

    Samanic didn't have one of his best shooting nights from beyond the arc, but he still managed to put up 27 points on 24 attempts from the field. The 23-year-old is now averaging 23.1 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 steals through 18 regular-season appearances.

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  • Luka Samanic: Pours in 31 points

    Samanic collected 31 points (12-18 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, five assists and four steals in 30 minutes Friday against Greensboro.

    Samanic was locked in from beyond the arc in this one, scoring 12 of his 31 points from deep. Friday's performance marked the second time the 23-year-old has put up 30-plus points through 17 regular-season matchups.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-10, 227 lbs
Birthplace: Zagreb, HR
Age: 23
Experience: 3