Jazz guard Mike Conley’s injury status for Clippers series, per Quin Snyder
Utah Jazz point guard Mike Conley has been forced to sit out yet again for Game 3 on Saturday against the Los Angeles Clippers, with the veteran still nursing a lingering hamstring strain. Jazz head coach Quin Snyder has provided a bit of an update on the status of Conley moving forward, but unfortunately, it hasn’t given us much insight as to when the All-Star guard is actually going to return to action.
Speaking before Saturday’s pivotal tilt against the Clippers in Staples Center, Snyder said that Utah’s advantage in the series has absolutely nothing to do with the team’s decision to have Conley sit out Game 3:
“In no way are we feeling some sort of even small form of success,” said Snyder, via Sportsnet. Obviously, you’re glad you won a couple games,” Snyder said. “We know how difficult the series is going to be and when Mike’s ready, he’ll be back.”
At this point, it’s really hard to determine how Conley has progressed in his road to recovery. For his part, Snyder has decided to be cryptic with his response, saying that Conley will only take the court if and when he’s deemed fit enough to play. As it is, it looks like the Jazz have been preparing for life without Conley.
Behind the outstanding play of Donovan Mitchell, the Jazz did a tremendous job winning both games on their home floor. With the series now swinging to LA, Utah will now look to steal at least one win from the Clippers in Staples Center. A victory in Game 3 or 4 should put them in a tremendous position to advance to the Western Conference Finals — with or without Mike Conley.