Published On: Thu, Jun 20th, 2019

Grizzlies trade Mike Conley to Jazz for 3 players, 2 picks

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The grizzled point guard bids farewell to the team that drafted him in 2007

Published 12:21 PM, June 20, 2019

Updated 12:21 PM, June 20, 2019

ON TO THE NEXT. Mike Conley will play for another team in the next NBA season after 12 years with the Memphis Grizzlies. Photo from Memphis Grizzlies' Twitter account (@memgrizz)

ON TO THE NEXT. Mike Conley will play for another team in the next NBA season after 12 years with the Memphis Grizzlies. Photo from Memphis Grizzlies’ Twitter account (@memgrizz)

MANILA, Philippines – Mike Conley won’t be returning to the Memphis Grizzlies next NBA season after the team traded him to the Utah Jazz for 3 players and 2 draft picks.

Memphis will get Grayson Allen, Kyle Korver, Jae Crowder, the 23rd overall pick in the 2019 draft, and a future first round pick from Utah.

The trade ends Conley’s 12-year stint with the Grizzlies, who drafted him as the fourth overall pick in 2007.

Long considered as one of the most underrated guards in the league, Conley helped the Grizzlies reach the playoffs for 7 straight seasons from 2010 to 2017, going as far as the Western Conference finals.

Teaming up with Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, Conley is poised to provide a huge boost for the Jazz, who had early playoff exits in the last 3 seasons.

Meanwhile, the Grizzlies – who will pick second in the draft and expected to nab either point guards Ja Morant or RJ Barrett – receive a fiery player in Allen and experienced leaders in Crowder and Korver. – Rappler.com

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