Jazz news: Mike Conley switches agents, joins CAA
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Jazz guard Mike Conley switches agents, joins CAA

Mike Conley

Utah Jazz point guard Mike Conley has switched agents and joined CAA, according to Tony Jones of The Athletic.

Conley is now in the same agency as Jazz teammates Donovan Mitchell and Royce O’Neale.

Conley signed a five-year, $152.6 million deal with the Memphis Grizzlies in the summer of 2016. He’s making $32,511,623 this season and has a player option worth $34,502,130 for next season, an option he will surely pick up since he won’t make that type of money on the open market.

In his first season with the Jazz, Conley is averaging 14.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game. The lefty is shooting 36.9 percent from the field, 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free-throw line.

The Jazz are 9-5 on the season, which is good for fifth place in the Western Conference standings. Utah is coming off a 103-95 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Conley finished with 16 points and eight assists in that contest.

Utah lost to the Houston Rockets in the first round of the playoffs last season. The Jazz expect Conley to play better as the season moves along. They will need the veteran to play at a near-All-Star level once the playoffs start so Mitchell doesn’t have to do everything on offense.