With 11 days to go until the start of free agency, teams are already making moves as they prepare for a busy summer. The most recent of these moves involve Grizzlies star point guard Mike Conley, who is on his way to Utah following a multi-player deal.
Memphis has traded guard Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz for Grayson Allen, Kyle Korver and Jae Crowder, the 23rd pick in Thursday’s Draft and a future first-round pick, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 19, 2019
Mike Conley is an ideal fit for the Jazz. The 31-year-old guard from Ohio State has yet to make an All-Star team but is known throughout the league as one of the best two-way players. This past season saw him posting career-high numbers in Memphis, with over 21 points per game and 6.4 assists.
His status with the Grizzlies has been in doubt as early as last summer. Following the Marc Gasol trade before February’s trade deadline, we knew his days with the franchise were numbered as they commit themselves to an all-youth movement.
Hopefully, the backcourt tandem of Conley and Donovan Mitchell will help the Jazz elevate their standing in the now wide-open Western Conference.