Grizzlies trade Conley to Jazz


The Miami Heat and Memphis Grizzlies held talks about a trade involving point guard Mike Conley Jr., but the talks have stalled and could pick up at a later date according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

Over the past two years, Utah fans have heard rumors surrounding their team looking to add Conley via trade, only to be let down without a deal officially being made.

The Heat have been linked to Conley for most of the offseason, so it is no surprise to see that Miami actually discussed a deal with Memphis.

In fact, they've already been right in the mix of things as news regarding their interest in Mike Conley has been grabbing major headlines.

Last season with the Grizz, Conley averaged a career-high 21.1 points with 6.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 70 appearances this season. The point guard joins 2017-18 all-rookie selection Donovan Mitchell (23.8 ppg) and 2017-18 Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert (15.9 ppg). And the five-time defending Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors won't have Klay Thompson or Kevin Durant for much, if not all, of next season because of injuries - and it remains a possibility that both of those players will sign elsewhere this summer as well.

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The Grizzlies missed the playoffs for a second consecutive year at 33-49.

Throughout the pre-draft process, the Jazz brought in almost 80 prospects and will pick at No. 23 for the Grizzles but also hold the 53rd pick on Thursday.

Crowder, 28, averaged 11.9 points per game for the Grizzlies in '18-19.

The move nearly certainly means that Ricky Rubio will be elsewhere next season, even after he averaged 12.7 points and 6.1 assists for the Jazz this season.