Rumors: Grizzlies want more from Pistons and Jazz in potential Mike Conley trade
The Memphis Grizzlies have been looking for potential deals for their two aging stars. Both point guard Mike Conley and center Marc Gasol might be playing their home games in different venues by the end of the month.
Per Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, the Grizzlies seem to be holding out for a better deal before they trade the fan favorite. Ellis reviewed some possible deals that Detroit and Utah have offered, but the Grizzlies are still not biting:
“What should the Pistons offer? The Utah Jazz reportedly offered Ricky Rubio and a 2019 first-round pick. It’s an easy guess the Pistons have offered Reggie Jackson and a first-round pick. Rubio is a better player, but the Pistons’ pick will likely be higher than the Jazz’s. A source tells the Free Press the Grizzlies “want more.”
Conley is a very solid point guard. He has posted excellent numbers this year, averaging 20.3 points, 6.3 assists, and 1.4 steals per game. He shoots a respectable 46 percent from the field and 36 percent from three. In short, he would be an upgrade over both Rubio and Jackson and a fairly significant one at that.
The Grizzlies will not act hastily to trade Conley. He has played for Memphis for 12 seasons now and has been nothing but a model competitor. If a team is looking to poach the loyal lefty, they will have to put together a trade deal that ensures the Grizz will get back some solid future assets.