Mike Conley Jr. is expected to miss multiple games and could miss multiple weeks
Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley could be sidelined for “multiple weeks” after reaggravating an injury to his left hamstring, according to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Jazz guard Mike Conley Jr. is expected to miss multiple games with his reaggravated left hamstring and could miss multiple weeks, league sources tell me and @Tjonesonthenba.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 18, 2019
This is unfortunate news for the Jazz, who are currently holding a 16-11 overall record. Conley had just returned from a five-game absence due to his hamstring ailment. He left Tuesday’s game after playing 19 minutes, finishing with seven points and six assists.
Conley, who was listed as day-to-day prior to this report, joined the Jazz this offseason as part of a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies. He’s made 22 appearances with the team thus far (all starts), racking up averages of 13.6 points on 36.5 percent shooting from the field (36.0 percent from beyond the arc), 4.6 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 29.4 minutes per outing. Surprisingly, his 36.5 percent mark from the field is a career-low.
With Conley ruled out for a while, Joe Ingles will likely see an uptick in his usage rate. Emmanuel Mudiay will likely see additional playing time at the point guard position as well.
The Jazz have won three straight games, including Tuesday night’s 109-102 victory over the Orlando Magic. Utah will look to keep its momentum rolling on Thursday, when they’ll face off against the Atlanta Hawks. Tip-off inside State Farm Arena is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.