He’ll miss Game 1 of the second-round series tonight.
Mike Conley is out for Game 1 (right hamstring strain).
— utahjazz (@utahjazz) June 8, 2021
Hamstring injuries can linger. This is concerning for Conley and Utah.
The Jazz have played well with Joe Ingles and the other starters (Donovan Mitchell, Royce O'Neale, Bojan Bogdanovic and Rudy Gobert). Mitchell and Ingles can assume some of Conley’s point-guard duties.
But Utah used those lineups when Conley was healthy. The Jazz’s depth take a major hit sans Conley.
Jazz coach Quin Snyder’s challenge will be keeping enough playmaking on the floor while keeping everyone fresh enough.