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Future Jazzman Mike Conley Wins Pair Of NBA Awards

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Future Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley Jr. has won the NBA Sportsmanship Award and Teammate of the Year Award for his work with the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2018-19 season.

Conley was reportedly acquired by Utah in a trade on Wednesday in exchange for Grayson Allen, Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver, the 23rd overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and a future draft pick.

Upon accepting his awards, Conley stated how excited he is to join the Jazz next season.

“This is really cool, especially with the guys that are all here today. I’d like to thank my family, my wife, my whole team, they came in today just for this event so I really do appreciate it. And Utah, I’m looking forward to it. Get ready, let’s go do something special,” said Conley while clutching his award.

The trade will become official on July 6, but Conley has already gotten a bit familiar with some of his Utah teammates by working out with Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell while donning a Jazz-branded t-shirt this week.

In his 12th season with Memphis, Conley averaged a career high 21.1 points per game with 6.4 assists.

Following the reports of the trade, the national pundits praised the Jazz for the move, speculating that the additional of Conley could elevate the Jazz to the top of the Western Conference.