Report: Grizzlies, Mike Conley on verge of agreement on five-year, $153 million contract
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.
As expected, Memphis has offered Mike Conley the full five-year, $153 million deal, I'm told, and the two sides are "at the finish line."— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 1, 2016
Memphis and Mike Conley have agreed in principle on a five-year, $153 million deal, league sources say. Finer points "nearing conclusion."— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 1, 2016
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.