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Warriors coach Steve Kerr calls Grizzlies’ Mike Conley ‘one of my favorite players in the league’

Steve Kerr, Mike Conley

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says Memphis Grizzlies starting point guard Mike Conley is “one of my favorite players in the league.”

Conley will likely make Grizzlies franchise history on Wednesday against the Warriors. The lefty needs just seven points to become Memphis’ all-time leading scorer.

Center Marc Gasol is the current leader.

Gasol scored 11,684 points with the Grizzlies before he was traded to the Toronto Raptors back in February. Mike Conley enters Wednesday with 11,678 career points.

It’s been another putrid season for Memphis, but Conley has had a great bounce-back season after being hurt pretty much all of 2017-18.

Conley, 31, is averaging 20.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game while shooting 43.6 percent from the field, 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 84.8 percent from the free-throw line. The veteran guard has played in 68 games and recorded 10 double-doubles.

The Grizzlies are 30-44 on the season, which puts them at the 13th spot in the Western Conference standings. After making the playoffs for seven consecutive years, Memphis will miss the playoffs this season for the second-straight campaign.

Conley was almost traded by Memphis at the February trade deadline.

He could be shopped again this summer.