SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Jazz are preparing to host the red-hot Los Angeles Lakers, and will be shorthanded in the process. Tuesday, the Jazz announced that Mike Conley will be sidelined with a hamstring strain suffered in Monday’s loss to the Philadelphia 76ers that forced him to miss the majority of the second half.
The Jazz have both Emmanuel Mudiay and Dante Exum available to replace Conley in the lineup, but it’s no sure thing that that’s the direction Coach Quin Snyder will turn.
Last season, during an injury-riddled January, Snyder turned to Donovan Mitchell at the point guard position with Ricky Rubio, Raul Neto and Exum unavailable, and Mitchell provided the Jazz with one of the best stretches of basketball of his career.
During the six games without a true point guard on the roster,…