All that’s bad news for Utah, and now it gets worse: solid backup big man Ed Davis is out of the first round for the Jazz as well, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
More depth concerns for Utah: Jazz F Ed Davis will miss the first-round playoff series against Denver with a left knee MCL injury, sources tell ESPN. He's expected to be re-evaluated in a few weeks, per sources.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 16, 2020
Davis, battling injuries, played a limited role for the Jazz this season, and that was the case in the bubble as well. Still, he is the kind of solid veteran that Utah could have used more of in the playoffs, a guy coach Quinn Snyder could have trusted.
Denver and Utah tip-off the NBA playoffs from Orlando at 1:30 p.m. Monday.
The Nuggets have and Jazz have been evenly matched much of the season, including at the restart where both have struggled to find their form. Whichever team finds their footing first will win this series, and injuries could play a significant role in that.