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Report: Grizzlies, Mike Conley on verge of agreement on five-year, $153 million contract

Mike Conley is the only All-Star point guard that's available in free agency, which means he's going to be high in demand in the market considering the other alternatives.

When Mike Conley recruited Chandler Parsons to the Grizzlies — and Parsons agreed to take Memphis’ money — you knew it was just a matter of time before this came down the pike:

Mike Conley and the Grizzlies are on the verge of agreeing to a five-year, $153 million contract, according to multiple reports.

Apparently, that video worked.

With this move, Memphis stays relevant in the deep West and a threat (although not elite). They needed to keep Conley, he is one of the best defensive point guards in the league, a smart floor general, shot 36.3 percent from three, and he’s good at getting players the ball when and where they want it. He would have been an All-Star had the West not been loaded with other great point guards at the same time (Curry, Westbrook, Lillard, Parker, etc.).

This is the move Memphis had to make, but I like how they have reshaped their roster. Now we’ll see what coach David Fizdale can do with it.