Per the Athletic’s Shams Charania, neither result showed any serious damage but both players will still be out approximately two weeks.
Sources with @Tjonesonthenba: Utah's Ricky Rubio and Thabo Sefolosha both had clean MRI results today on injured hamstrings -- with Rubio expected to miss approximately two weeks and Sefolosha out 10-12 days.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 8, 2019
Rubio left Monday’s 114-102 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks after playing just five minutes. In that time, he scored nine points on 4-of-5 shooting (1-of-1 from three) with one assist, steal and turnover. In his stead, Raul Neto played 29 minutes and scored 10 points with six rebounds and five assists.
Sefolosha had already been ruled out prior to the clash with the Bucks, he last played in Utah’s 110-105 win over the Detroit Pistons, recording six points, three rebounds and a pair of steals in just under nine minutes.
The Jazz are also without backup point guard Dante Exum after he injured his ankle in the win over the Pistons. Tony Jones reported Monday that the 23-year old Australian would miss two weeks of play with an ankle sprain.
Here are the games in the next 15 days for Utah:
Jan. 9 - vs Orlando Magic
Jan. 11 - vs Los Angeles Lakers
Jan. 12 - vs Chicago Bulls
Jan. 14 - vs Detroit Pistons
Jan. 16 - at Los Angeles Clippers
Jan. 18 - vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Jan. 21 - Portland Trailblazers
Jan. 23 - Denver Nuggets
If the timelines given are turn out exactly as planned, Sefolosha would return for Utah’s game against Cleveland Jan. 18 or Portland, Exum against Portland, and Rubio against the Nuggets.
The Jazz have no point guards listed on their active roster outside of Neto. However, several players are capable of playing the position. Donovan Mitchell is likely to get the starting nod with Neto filling in most of the backup minutes.
First-round selection Grayson Allen could see more time, provided he overcomes the ankle injury that has kept him out since Dec. 12.
An emergency option at point guard, assuming the Jazz don’t sign someone to a 10-day contract, could be Isaiah Cousins, currently with the Salt Lake City Stars. The former Oklahoma guard is averaging 12.5 points and 6.3 assists in just over 30 minutes per game in the G-League this year (21 games).