News: 4 days agoConley could decide to leave Orlando in late August and rejoin the Jazz at a later date following the upcoming birth of his child, Sarah Todd of The Deseret News reports.
Spin: Based on the current schedule laid out by the NBA for the resumption of the season, the expected due date for Conley's child would fall around the second round of the playoffs. The veteran point guard hasn't explicitly said that he would leave the Jazz to witness the birth, but if he does choose to exit the Orlando "bubble," he could need to go through a quarantine process before he's eligible to rejoin the team. Coach Quin Snyder said Sunday that he'll support whatever Conley elects to do as his wife's due date approaches, but until then, the 32-year-old is expected to continue training and playing in games with the Jazz. Conley has endured a rough first season in Utah from both a performance and health standpoint, but he's nonetheless expected to benefit from an uptick in both minutes and usage as the Jazz return to action without the services of Bojan Bogdanovic (wrist), who underwent season-ending surgery while the NBA was on hiatus.