Mike Conley made his name as an elite guard on the Memphis Grizzlies and was part of the franchise’s “Grit and Grind” stretch. Conley was a solid two-way guard who gives it his all on both ends. Despite his abilities, Mike Conley has never been selected to an All-Star team. Conley himself believes that he deserves it this season, and that assumption is supported by the Utah Jazz’s dominance this season, leading them to the 1st seed in the Western Conference.
Conley’s teammate Rudy Gobert expressed his opinion on whether Mike Conley should be an All-Star. According to Gobert, there shouldn’t even be a question of whether Conley deserves to be an All-Star.
Shouldn’t even be a debate… https://t.co/nzZzVcxSAr
— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) February 20, 2021
Mike Conley is a veteran who has been snubbed many times in his career for an All-Star spot. An All-Star selection means a lot to every player, as that selection is a way that people recognize who the best players in the league are. Mike Conley has solid statistics: he is currently averaging 16.5 PPG, 3.5 RPG, and 5.6 APG. While there are other players who are putting up better individual statistics, perhaps Conley will get the nod due to his team’s position in the standings. It is good to see Rudy Gobert supporting his teammate in something that’s very important to him.
Mike Conley is one of the players who has been criminally underrated in the NBA for the past decade. Perhaps this season, he will get his recognition, and finally, make the All-Star game.