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The Memphis Grizzlies are trading point guard Mike Conley Jr. to the Utah Jazz for guard Grayson Allen, shooting guard Kyle Korver and small forward Jae Crowder, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
The move likely indicates that, as suspected, the Grizzlies are ready to select Ja Morant in Thursday’s draft and make him their point guard of the future.
The Jazz will also send the No. 23 overall draft pick, as well as a future first-round pick, according to David Cobb of the Memphis Commercial Appeal.
“Memphis is receiving another future first-round pick in the deal, but it’s uncertain exactly which year the pick will convey from Utah to Memphis,” Cobb reported. “That’s because the teams negotiated some protection on the pick.”
What more can I say about my city! You guys made me the man I am today! Memphis is home. Always! ????..Time for another chapter! Excited to give all I have to The Jazz and Salt Lake City! ?#LetsGetIt #GodsPlan #takenote ??
— Mike Conley (@mconley11) June 19, 2019
Conley, 31, is coming off a career season with averages of 21.1 points and 6.4 assists.
“It’s a huge acquisition for the Jazz, who will be able to pair Conley with Donovan Mitchell in their backcourt, with Derrick Favors and Rudy Gobert up front and Joe Ingles providing floor spacing on the wing,” Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors reported.
Conley has two years remaining on his max contract.