October 6, 2020, 2:58 pmJrue HolidayPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Jrue Holiday has been awarded the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year for the 2019-20 season.
Holiday beat out Tobias Harris and Kyle Korver as the recipient of the award, as voted on by his peers. The award recognizes an 'ideal teammate' who exemplifies selfless play and leadership, both on and off the court. As the winner of the award, Holiday will also be able to nominate a charity of his choice, to which the league will donate $25,000. Previous winners of the award include Chauncey Billups, Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki and most recently, Mike Conley.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
September 1, 2020, 11:27 pmMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley put up just eight points (2-of-13 FG), seven assists and four rebounds in 40 minutes as the Jazz dropped Game 7 to the Nuggets on Tuesday.
Conley was 1-of-6 from beyond the arc with his last attempt coming on a potential game-winning buzzer beater. His shot wasn't falling tonight and this will effectively end his first season in Utah. On the season, he ranked outside of the top-135 but managed to provide hope for owners during the seeding games and playoffs. Hopefully, his down year will allow his ADP to drop next season and serve as a steal for owners betting on a bounce back year for Conley.
August 30, 2020, 11:27 pmMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley did his part on Sunday versus the Jazz, tallying 21 points (7-of-13 FG), six assists, five rebounds, four 3-pointers, one steal and two turnovers.
Conley has rounded into form nicely during the series against the Nuggets and has been the only consistent sidekick to Donovan Mitchell's brilliance. The Jazz don't want to push him too hard, but 34 minutes is more than enough for Conely to deliver strong across the board performances. It has been a long season for Conley, but he is putting it together at the right time. His teammates will need to step up if the Jazz are going to pull this series out.
August 24, 2020, 12:28 amMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley played well in his second game back with 26 points on 8-of-13 shooting as the Jazz took a commanding 3-1 series lead on Sunday.
Conley came out the gate firing in Game 3 and carried that energy into Game 4 as he knocked down four of his eight attempts from beyond the arc. He added four assists and two steals to the stat sheet. With Conley back, the Jazz are a scary team and if they are able to close out the series they will have to either face the Clippers or Mavs in the next round.
August 21, 2020, 6:55 pmMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley was back in action on Friday and lit up the Nuggets with 27 points on 9-of-13 shooting in a Game 3 victory.
Conley went 7-for-8 from behind the arc and also added four dimes and a steal. Last postseason we saw Fred VanVleet go supernova after welcoming a son to the world, and maybe this year is Conley's turn. He was outstanding in this game and because the Jazz thumped Denver so handily, only needed 25 minutes to post this huge line. Juwan Morgan, who had started in Conley's place in the first two games, played 22 minutes off the bench for one point, four rebounds, three assists and a steal.
August 21, 2020, 3:13 pmMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley will play in Friday's Game 3 vs. the Nuggets after passing the quarantine protocol.
After tying the series on Wednesday at one game apiece, the Jazz will get a big boost with Conley back. Emmanuel Mudiay will likely lose most of his playing time while Joe Ingles will see less usage than he did in the first two games.
Source: Eric Walden on Twitter
August 21, 2020, 11:17 amMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley (self-isolating) will be back for Friday's Game 3 against the Nuggets and is expected to be in the starting lineup.
Conley left the bubble for the birth of his son but is back after missing just two games, which is about the minimum he could've possibly missed. His return will likely bump Juwan Morgan from the starting lineup and will also impact the minutes of Emmanuel Mudiay. Joe Ingles' stats may take a hit as well. It's a big lift for a Jazz team that was able to thump Denver in Game 2 without their starting PG.
August 20, 2020, 5:18 pmMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley (self-isolating) is officially listed as probable to face the Nuggets for Game 3 on Friday.
The hope is that Conley will be able to pass quarantine prior to the 1:00 PM PST tip-off and the probable tag leads us to believe that he will. Continue to monitor the wire on Friday morning but expect Conley to be back in the mix. Although this news helps the Jazz from a team perspective, Joe Ingles will likely take a hit from a fantasy perspective as Conley will soak up quite a bit of usage.
Source: Eric Walden on Twitter
August 18, 2020, 12:40 pmMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley returned to the NBA campus on Monday night and there's hope that he'll be through his quarantine in time to play in Friday's Game 3 against the Nuggets.
Conley left the bubble for the birth of his son, so congratulations are in order to him and his family. The Jazz took Denver to OT in Game 1 yesterday but ultimately ran out of gas despite 57 points from Donovan Mitchell. Getting Conley, who was rounding into form during the seeding games, back would be a huge lift to Utah in a tough first-round matchup.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
August 17, 2020, 5:23 pmJordan ClarksonPG, Utah Jazz
Jordan Clarkson needed 17 shots to score 18 points during Monday's 135-125 loss to the Nuggets, adding four rebounds and three assists in 39 minutes.
With Mike Conley (personal) at home for the birth of his child, Clarkson remained on the floor down the stretch for the Jazz. He made a couple of key baskets but was unable to will the Jazz to victory. Conley is going to miss at least one more game and so Clarkson should continue to see plenty of minutes in the short-term.
August 17, 2020, 5:19 pmJoe InglesSF, Utah Jazz
Joe Ingles scored more than 15 points for just the third time in his last 33 games, putting up 19 points including five triples to go with six assists, five rebounds and one steal in 43 minutes during Monday's Game 1 loss to the Nuggets.
Ingles assumed more of a leadership role with Mike Conley (personal) at home for the birth of his child. It was only the sixth time this season Ingles has connected on more than five 3-pointers. His efforts went unrewarded, however, as the Jazz fell behind during the overtime period. They will be without Conley once again on Wednesday as they look to level the series.
August 16, 2020, 1:27 pmMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
The Jazz announced that Mike Conley has left the Orlando bubble to be home for the birth of his son.
Congratulations to the growing Conley family. Unfortunately for the Jazz, Conley looks dicey for at least the first few games of their series with the Nuggets. He'll definitely miss Games 1 and 2 (Monday and Wednesday) and seems extremely unlikely to be back for Game 3 given the quarantine he'll need to go through upon returning. This is a big lift to Joe Ingles in playoff formats, as he has thrived as the primary playmaker this season. Jordan Clarkson and Emmanuel Mudiay should see additional run as well, though Clarkson is the only one that can be trusted in fantasy.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
August 13, 2020, 10:04 pmDonovan MitchellSG, Utah Jazz
Donovan Mitchell played just 11 minutes as the Jazz went easy on their starters on Thursday against the Spurs, scoring 11 points and grabbing four boards.
Mitchell was actually quite active in his limited time, making three triples and dishing out three assists. It was clear the Jazz were resting their main assets, as Rudy Gobert and Mike Conley both sat out and Joe Ingles played just 12 minutes, scoring three points.
August 8, 2020, 8:51 pmMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley (right knee soreness) returned from a one-game absence on Saturday and recorded 20 points on 8-of-19 shooting with five rebounds, five assists, three triples and one steal in 44 minutes.
Conley has now scored 20 or more points in three straight games in the Orlando bubble, stepping up to fill the void left by an injured Bojan Bogdanovic. Conley's early struggles to adjust to his new team are a far and distant memory at this point, so bank on him to land on a safe top-50 floor for the remaining seeding games.
August 6, 2020, 5:44 pmJoe InglesSF, Utah Jazz
The Jazz will be without Donovan Mitchell (left lower leg peroneal strain), Mike Conley (right knee soreness), Royce O'Neale (right calf soreness) and Rudy Gobert (rest) for the first half of a back-to-back on Friday vs. the Spurs, so Joe Ingles is the only starter who is available.
Ingles will be joined by four bench players for Friday's contest and it can be assumed that Tony Bradley, Jordan Clarkson and Georges Niang will all join the starting lineup with either Emmanuel Mudiay or Rayjon Tucker filling in the last spot. The Jazz will have their work cut out for them without four starters so San Antonio now looks like a good bet to win the game. This seems to be a rest day for all four of them as this game is the front-end of a back-to-back.
Source: NBA Injury Report