Rumor: Jazz could send No. 23 pick in 2019 Draft, future 1st round pick to Grizzlies for Mike Conley
According to Marc Stein of The New York Times, the Jazz could send Memphis the No. 23 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, plus a future first round pick for Conley.
The Grizzlies are widely expected to draft Murray State point guard Ja Morant with the second overall pick in Thursday’s draft. The Jazz, meanwhile, will likely let Ricky Rubio walk in free agency and are looking for another dynamic scorer like Conley to complement shooting guard Donovan Mitchell.
Numerous rival teams firmly believe that the Memphis Grizzlies will be trading veteran point guard Mike Conley sooner rather than later — with Utah still thought to be at the front of the line like it was at the February trade deadline.
According to one trade scenario circulating Monday night, Memphis could receive a package from Utah headlined by the No. 23 pick in Thursday’s draft as well as a future first-rounder from the Jazz.
Conley has spent his entire NBA career with the Grizzlies. The lefty has career averages of 14.9 points, 3.0 rebounds and 5.7 assists while shooting 44.1 percent from the field, 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free-throw line.
Conley put up 21.1 points and 6.4 assists in 2018-19 with the Grizzlies. He would be a huge upgrade for the Jazz at the point guard spot.