SALT LAKE CITY — Last week as players two-by-two took the dais to field questions at the Utah Jazz’s annual media day, veteran forward Joe Ingles was queried just a few times, while his podium partner Mike Conley was asked about a bunch of different topics.

It made sense given both players’ status on the team at this point. Conley was the Jazz’s biggest acquisition of the offseason, while Ingles is a known commodity around here, as he’s entering his sixth season.

Perhaps a parallel can be drawn between the role Ingles took on media day and the role he could take for Utah this season. After the Jazz signed Bojan Bogdanovic and Jeff Green over the summer, combined with the emergence of Royce O’Neale, some have wondered if Ingles might get moved to the bench.

Utah coach Quin Snyder doesn’t like to discuss starting lineups, especially at this point, but here’s the logic behind some of those thoughts: Bogdanovic has played primarily small forward during his career (he has played some at power forward), and O’Neale or Green might be more suited than Ingles to defend power forwards.

For what it’s worth, last Saturday in the Jazz’s preseason opener at Vivint Arena against Ingles’ hometown Adelaide 36ers of Australia’s National Basketball League, Ingles started at shooting guard as Donovan Mitchell sat out the game (Bogdanovic started at small forward and Green at power forward).

Ingles finished with 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting (2 of 6 from behind the 3-point line) with six assists, three rebounds and a steal in 22 minutes. Snyder said before the game that he would have preferred to rest Ingles like he did Conley, Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, but “in Joe’s situation right now, I don’t know that he’d allow that,” the coach said with a laugh in reference to Ingles facing his hometown team.

One of the more low-maintenance players you’ll find, Ingles doesn’t care much at all what his role is moving forward, at least publicly.

“Obviously we’ve brought in a lot of talent,” he said last week. “From my first year here to now it’s the same thing — I want to obviously help the team win. Whatever that is, I’m going to embrace it and do that to the best of my ability. If I get to handle some, great. If it’s playing off the ball, great. If it’s supporting other guys, great.”

On the flip side of the possibility of Ingles coming off the bench, it also stands to reason he could see a decent amount of time as a de facto point guard behind Conley. Fellow Aussie Dante Exum’s health status for the start of the season is still uncertain and he will likely play more off the ball anyway, and Emmanuel Mudiay is the only other point guard on the roster with NBA experience.

2017 second-round draftee Nigel Williams-Goss started last Saturday’s game against Adelaide as Mudiay also sat.

“Well I don’t know how much I had it last year,” Ingles said last week when asked how much he expects the ball to be in his hands this year. “Hopefully this year it’s in my hands some as well.”

Coming off the summer’s FIBA World Cup, in which Australia finished fourth, some wondered how Ingles, Gobert and Mitchell’s energy levels might be as camp began, but Ingles said he’s not too worried since he’s participated with his national team for many summers since he was 17.

“It’s not really too different for me, but obviously there’s going to be times that things might need to be looked at,” he said. “There’s zero concern on my end of that.”