Utah Jazz point guard Mike Conley is “humbled” to hear veterans Jeff Green and Ed Davis signed with Utah because of him.
Both Green and Davis said Conley is one of the best teammates they’ve ever had, has no ego and one of the main reasons why they signed with the Jazz in free agency.
“Man, I’m just humbled hearing that, honestly,” Conley told Alex Kennedy of Hoops Hype. “Because Ed and Jeff could’ve went anywhere. They easily could’ve went to an L.A. team or an East Coast team or anywhere else, but they chose to come to Utah.
“To be a reason why they picked Utah makes me feel great and that what I do isn’t just in the stat sheets. When you build relationships with guys and make sacrifices for guys, they respect it. It just all kind of came full circle with them. I had them as teammates earlier in my career and to see them come back to play with me again, it was pretty cool.”
No one has ever said a bad thing about Mike Conley. Honestly, how could you? The lefty comes to work every day and gives it his all without being a bad teammate. The Jazz believe Conley is a perfect fit for their culture and will be a great backcourt mate to Donovan Mitchell.
The Jazz have a really solid core headlined by Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Joe Ingles, Mike Conley and Bojan Bogdanovic. Having guys like Jeff Green and Ed Davis come off the bench is a luxury for Utah since both forwards have been starters for most of their NBA careers.