The Utah Jazz are directed Mike Conley more and better than any other member of the squad. The point guard is the main organizer of the team’s game and his absence usually leads to less efficiency and offensive fluidity. This was reflected in the past playoffs, in which he missed several key games due to a hamstring injury.
In this way, the strategy to be followed by the Salt Lake City franchise has been clear from the first game of the season: dose their minutes as much as possible and give them rest when the Jazz face a back-to-back. For his part, Conley has clarified that he wants to play as many games as possible but admits that he has to focus his attention on the playoffs.
“I think this plan will pay dividends in the end,” said the point guard for The Athletic. «I don’t like to watch the games sitting down. Absolutely. I prefer to play. But if this will give me the opportunity for greater long-term health, I share. Especially if he’s going to help the team. “
Seen from this time perspective, the Jazz’s plan of action is logical. Quin Snyder’s men comprise one of the NBA’s most rolled teams by continuity and pieces, allowing them to lead the regular season last year. Thus, they know they should have no problem sealing their presence in the playoffs. And it will be in the post-season when they have to truly demonstrate their potential for success.
In this season start, Conley is averaging 13.8 points, 5.6 assists and 28.4 minutes in a total of twelve games.
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