The Lakers will play without Nick Young, out with a swollen knee.
Alec Burks (shoulder) is out for the year with the Jazz.
Utah just beat the San Antonio Spurs, and while they aren't likely to be a playoff team this year, the Jazz boast a competitive squad.
While Rudy Gobert is averaging just 6.8 points a game, the young center has emerged as one of the best defenders in the paint.
Through 15 games in January, Gobert averaged 9.4 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.1 rebounds. Those numbers have dipped slightly in February to 6.8, 8.5 and 2.8, respectively -- but he's a presence the Lakers are going to have to respect.
Carlos Boozer will start for the Lakers at power forward. If he has an advantage over the bigger, stronger pair of Gobert/Favors, it's his experience and high-arching jump shot.
Of course Boozer isn't nearly the same force defensively, and the Lakers in general this season have struggled to stop other teams from scoring.
Gordon Hayward is Utah's leading scorer at 19.6 points a game. He's also a capable play-maker at 4.2 assists a night, with a strong outside shot (38.8% from three-point range).
Over the past two games, Lin is averaging 21.5 points and four assists a game while shooting 16 for 24 from the field (66.7%).
The Lakers will have a difficult time, short-handed on the road against the Jazz on Wednesday night.