Fans shouldn’t be surprised to see Mike Conley make a move to Texas this summer.
Conley has expressed interest in signing with the Dallas Mavericks and the San Antonio Spurs when he becomes a free agent, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. The point guard has “great respect” for Dallas head coach Rick Carlisle, and with Deron Williams most likely leaving the Mavericks, the team could use a new starting point guard.
Also on Conley’s radar are the Spurs, who need to figure out the future of Tony Parker before looking to sign another guard.
The Grizzlies will need to cash out to keep Conley, who wants a fifth year — which no other team can offer. Re-signing Conley would cost the team upwards of $33 million.
Both the New York Knicks and the Indiana Pacers were at one point drawing interest from Conley, but both teams found starting point guards on Wednesday by trading for Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague, respectively.
Over 56 games, Conley averaged 15.3 points, 6.1 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game. He shot 42.2 percent last year, but finished the season prematurely after an injury to his Achilles.
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