Utah Jazz level guard Mike Conley has left the NBA bubble to witness the beginning of his son. Conley will miss the group’s first playoff sport towards the Denver Nuggets, Monday.

Mike Conley, Jazz, BubbleKevin C. Cox / Getty Pictures

No timeline was given for Conley’s return. Assuming Conley exams damaging every of the subsequent seven days, his quarantine mandate would solely be 4 days. 

Conley has averaged 18 factors and 5 assists per sport for the reason that NBA’s return in Orlando.

“Any time you undergo change at no matter capability in life, there are challenges,” Jazz head coach Quin Snyder stated after Saturday’s observe. “And Mike in all probability went via as a lot change over the course of this offseason than definitely anybody I’ve ever coached. Enjoying with new personnel, enjoying in a brand new metropolis, having been in Memphis for his complete profession, which was an extended, nice profession there, and never beginning over, however making an attempt to course of the entire issues that have been new.”

Nuggets coach Michael Malone says the Jazz will nonetheless be a troublesome opponent even with out Conley: “If Mike Conley will not be out there for Recreation 1, no matter it’s, I’m positive different guys will step up. We have been ready to enter Utah this yr and win with seven guys. I do not purchase into that an excessive amount of. If Mike Conley will not be out there, meaning extra Donovan Mitchell, who’s an all-NBA-caliber participant.” 

The Jazz and Nuggets will tip-off at 1:30 PM ET Monday.

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