Reports: Jazz Acquire Mike Conley; Send Korver, Crowder, Allen To Memphis
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – According to ESPN, the Utah Jazz have acquired Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley in exchange for Jae Crowder, Grayson Allen, Kyle Korver and the 23rd overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft.
The Jazz have been trying to upgrade their point guard position and have certainly done that with the addition of Conley, who averaged a career-high 21.1 points per game this past season. He also posted 3.4 rebounds and 6.4 assists, while shooting 43 percent from the field and 36 percent from downtown in 70 games with the Grizzlies.
The deal will be completed on July 6.
Conley spent his entire career with the Grizzlies after being drafted as the fourth overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, Conley has played 12 seasons in Memphis.
The Jazz are giving up two veteran pieces in Crowder and Korver, while sending Allen as a second year NBA player. Utah will also send a 2020 first round pick. The pick will be a late lottery pick in 2020 or 2021, or become a lightly-protected pick from 2022-24.
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Conley will create a dynamic tandem in the backcourt with Donovan Mitchell and allow the Jazz star guard to attack the basket and have the ball in Conley’s hands and not rely on Mitchell to create his own shot as much.
The Grizzlies wanted to get rid of Conley before Thursday’s draft because they are almost certainly going to select Murray State point guard Ja Morant with the second overall pick.