No NBA team wants its players to get injured.
But it’s worse when those injuries come to the starting lineup, as it did with the Jazz when Ricky Rubio went down with a hamstring injury against the Milwaukee Bucks two weeks ago.
The loss of Rubio was multiplied when the Jazz lost their up-and-coming backup point guard in Dante Exum the night before, then proceeded to lose Raul Neto a game later. It’s a comedy of errors for the Jazz at point guard, leaving ball-handling duties to Donovan Mitchell, Royce O’Neale, Joe Ingles and little-used Georges Niang.
It could have been a disaster for the Jazz at a point when the season was supposed to turn in their favor.
But after the loss at Milwaukee two weeks ago, the Jazz have gone on a tear, winning their next six games with Mitchell as the lead guard, and Rubio out of the lineup.
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