Mike Conley has been with the Memphis Grizzlies for every season of his nine-year career, but, according to ESPN’s Ian Begley, there is some worry within the organization that they will not be able to bring him back for next season.
Conley is set to become a free agent this summer, but not if the Grizzlies’ front office has anything to say about it. As part of their recruitment attempt, the Grizzlies will be using singer-songwriter and part owner Justin Timberlake as a tool to help persuade Conley in coming back to Memphis.
While Conley is free to go to any team he chooses, the Grizzlies certainly have an advantage over the rest. Other teams can only offer a max $92 million over four years, the Grizzlies hold possession of Conley’s bird rights and can make an offer of $124 million over five years.
Conley averaged 15.3 points, 6.1 assists, and 2.9 rebounds in just 56 games this past season.
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