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28-Year-Old    PG    Memphis Grizzlies

2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

14.8

REB

3.0

AST

6.1

STL

1.2

BLK

0.3

2015-16 NBA ROS Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Conley contributed 15.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.3 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 32 minutes per game during 70 regular season games. His per-game numbers weren't as gaudy as they were in 2013-14 when Marc Gasol missed over a quarter of the year with injury, but Conle...

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HT: 6' 1"   WT: 180 lbs   DOB: 10/11/1987  College: Ohio State   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #4 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a five-year deal worth $40 million with Memphis in November 2010.

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Conley scored 27 points (10-17 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT) and added three rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 33 minutes during the Grizzlies' 112-106 overtime loss to the Trail Blazers on Monday.

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Mike Conley NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 19 53 26.1 9.4 2.6 4.2 0.8 0.0 0.6 42.8 73.2 1.7 0.4 2.2 1.7 33.0 3.6 8.3 1.7 2.3
2008-09 20 82 30.6 10.9 3.4 4.3 1.1 0.1 1.1 44.2 81.7 1.7 0.3 3.1 2.6 40.6 3.9 8.9 2.0 2.4
2009-10 21 80 32.1 12.0 2.4 5.3 1.4 0.2 1.0 44.5 74.3 2.1 0.4 2.0 2.7 38.7 4.6 10.4 1.7 2.3
2010-11 22 MEM 81 35.5 13.7 3.0 6.5 1.8 0.2 1.0 44.4 73.3 2.2 0.4 2.7 2.7 36.9 5.2 11.8 2.2 3.0
2011-12 23 MEM 62 35.1 12.7 2.5 6.5 2.2 0.2 1.0 43.3 86.1 2.0 0.4 2.2 2.6 37.7 4.8 11.0 2.2 2.5
2012-13 24 MEM 80 34.5 14.6 2.8 6.1 2.2 0.3 1.3 44.0 83.0 2.4 0.5 2.3 3.7 36.2 5.2 11.8 2.9 3.5
2013-14 25 MEM 73 33.5 17.2 2.9 6.0 1.5 0.2 1.4 45.0 81.5 2.1 0.6 2.4 4.0 36.1 6.3 14.1 3.1 3.8
2014-15 26 MEM 70 31.8 15.8 3.0 5.4 1.3 0.2 1.5 44.6 85.9 2.2 0.4 2.6 4.0 38.6 5.6 12.6 3.1 3.6
2015-16 27 MEM 46 31.5 14.8 3.0 6.1 1.2 0.3 1.3 40.9 84.2 1.5 0.4 2.5 3.8 35.0 5.0 12.3 3.4 4.0
Rest Of Season Projections 28 MEM 29 30.7 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Mike Conley
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Mike Conley NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 3 32.7 17.0 3.0 6.3 0.7 0.0 1.3 47.4 78.6 2.3 0.0 3.0 3.7 36.4 6.0 12.7 3.7 4.7
Last 14 Days 6 30.0 13.5 3.0 7.5 0.8 0.2 0.8 45.8 81.5 1.8 0.0 3.0 3.0 27.8 4.5 9.8 3.7 4.5
Last 30 Days 10 29.7 13.7 3.5 7.2 0.9 0.2 1.1 43.1 82.6 1.3 0.3 3.2 3.1 35.5 4.4 10.2 3.8 4.6
Last 5 Games 5 31.2 15.2 3.4 7.2 0.8 0.2 1.0 51.0 79.2 2.0 0.0 3.4 2.6 38.5 5.2 10.2 3.8 4.8
Last 10 Games 10 29.7 13.7 3.5 7.2 0.9 0.2 1.1 43.1 82.6 1.3 0.3 3.2 3.1 35.5 4.4 10.2 3.8 4.6
Last 20 Games 20 31.6 15.1 3.6 5.9 1.3 0.3 1.3 41.2 82.2 1.2 0.3 3.3 3.7 35.1 5.1 12.3 3.7 4.5

 

2015-16 NBA Game Log   Mike Conley
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
2016-2Feb 8 POR 33 27 3 3 1 0 4 10 17 5 6 2 3 0 3 5
2016-2Feb 6 DAL 34 16 4 7 0 0 2 6 12 2 4 2 5 0 4 3
2016-2Feb 5 @NYK 31 8 2 9 1 0 1 2 9 4 4 0 3 0 2 1
2016-2Feb 1 @NOP 28 17 4 10 1 1 1 5 7 6 6 1 2 0 4 1
2016-1Jan 30 SAC 30 8 4 7 1 0 2 3 6 2 4 0 0 0 4 3
2016-1Jan 28 MIL 24 5 1 9 1 0 1 1 8 3 3 0 5 0 1 1
2016-1Jan 25 ORL 39 12 6 9 2 1 1 4 13 3 4 1 3 1 5 1
2016-1Jan 23 @MIN 24 9 7 6 1 0 1 2 9 5 5 0 2 1 6 4
2016-1Jan 21 @DEN 27 20 3 2 1 0 0 5 9 8 10 2 3 1 2 3
2016-1Jan 18 NOP 27 15 1 10 0 0 0 6 12 0 0 3 5 0 1 4
2016-1Jan 16 NYK Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 14 DET Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 12 HOU Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 10 BOS Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 8 DEN Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 6 @OKC Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 4 @POR 26 9 2 4 0 0 0 3 13 2 3 1 4 0 2 0
2016-1Jan 2 @UTA 41 15 4 4 1 1 1 5 16 3 6 2 6 1 3 1
2015-12Dec 29 MIA 38 16 3 5 0 0 1 5 12 5 5 1 2 0 3 1
2015-12Dec 27 LAL 24 19 4 5 4 0 0 7 11 4 4 1 3 0 4 0
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2015-12Dec 26 @CHA 31 19 4 7 3 1 3 7 20 1 2 4 9 0 4 2
2015-12Dec 23 @WAS 40 21 3 3 1 0 0 9 16 1 1 2 3 0 3 0
2015-12Dec 22 @PHI 32 18 1 6 1 0 2 6 13 5 6 1 3 0 1 2
2015-12Dec 19 IND 33 20 4 8 4 0 1 6 16 7 8 1 3 0 4 1
2015-12Dec 18 @DAL 35 20 4 2 1 0 2 6 12 7 7 1 2 1 3 2
2015-12Dec 16 @CHI 34 8 7 2 1 1 1 3 14 1 2 1 8 1 6 2
2015-12Dec 14 WAS 37 18 4 11 2 0 2 7 14 2 2 2 4 1 3 1
2015-12Dec 13 @MIA 26 9 1 4 4 1 2 4 11 0 0 1 3 0 1 4
2015-12Dec 11 CHA 30 16 3 4 0 2 0 4 8 6 7 2 4 1 2 2
2015-12Dec 9 @DET 29 11 1 8 0 0 2 4 13 2 3 1 6 1 0 1
2015-12Dec 8 OKC 22 0 0 6 1 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 1
2015-12Dec 6 PHO 34 12 1 6 3 1 1 4 14 2 4 2 5 0 1 3
2015-12Dec 3 SAS 28 15 5 4 0 2 1 5 13 5 5 0 2 1 4 1
2015-12Dec 1 @NOP 24 11 2 3 0 0 2 5 10 0 0 1 3 0 2 0
2015-11Nov 29 PHI 37 20 4 5 1 2 5 6 14 7 8 1 2 0 4 2
2015-11Nov 27 ATL 38 16 1 9 0 0 3 4 13 6 6 2 6 0 1 1
2015-11Nov 25 @HOU 33 19 1 5 0 0 2 7 9 4 4 1 2 0 1 2
2015-11Nov 24 DAL 30 21 3 6 1 0 0 8 17 4 4 1 4 2 1 3
2015-11Nov 21 @SAS 32 16 3 5 2 1 1 5 12 6 6 0 1 0 3 2
2015-11Nov 20 HOU 34 26 3 5 3 0 2 10 17 3 4 3 6 0 3 5
2015-11Nov 16 OKC 31 22 4 9 2 0 0 8 13 2 3 4 5 1 3 1
2015-11Nov 15 @MIN 33 20 0 7 2 0 1 7 14 2 4 4 6 0 0 0
2015-11Nov 13 POR 33 11 1 9 0 0 1 4 13 2 3 1 4 1 0 2
2015-11Nov 11 GSW 33 4 2 9 3 0 4 1 12 2 2 0 4 0 2 5
2015-11Nov 9 @LAC 35 16 6 5 1 0 2 6 15 3 4 1 5 3 3 0
2015-11Nov 7 @UTA 40 20 4 5 1 0 4 8 25 1 1 3 10 0 4 4
2015-11Nov 5 @POR 31 7 2 3 0 0 2 2 8 3 4 0 2 0 2 0
2015-11Nov 3 @SAC 25 14 3 6 1 0 1 5 9 3 3 1 4 1 2 2
2015-11Nov 2 @GSW 26 10 2 5 1 0 0 2 8 6 7 0 2 0 2 1
2015-10Oct 31 BKN 32 22 2 8 1 0 1 7 12 4 4 4 7 0 2 0
2015-10Oct 29 @IND 30 13 4 10 2 0 4 5 11 2 2 1 1 2 2 4
2015-10Oct 28 CLE 29 8 4 6 0 0 1 2 8 4 4 0 2 0 4 1
Mike Conley Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Mike Conley – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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True Shooting Percentage

52.6%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

In 2015-16, Mike Conley has a true shooting percentage of 52.6%.

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Mike Conley NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 19 53 36.0 13.0 3.6 5.8 1.1 0.1 0.8 42.8 73.2 2.3 0.5 3.1 2.4 33.0 4.9 11.5 2.3 3.2
2008-09 20 82 36.0 12.8 4.0 5.1 1.3 0.1 1.3 44.2 81.7 2.1 0.4 3.6 3.1 40.6 4.6 10.5 2.3 2.8
2009-10 21 80 36.0 13.5 2.7 6.0 1.5 0.2 1.2 44.5 74.3 2.4 0.4 2.3 3.0 38.7 5.2 11.6 2.0 2.6
2010-11 22 MEM 81 36.0 13.9 3.1 6.6 1.8 0.2 1.0 44.4 73.3 2.2 0.4 2.7 2.7 36.9 5.3 11.9 2.3 3.1
2011-12 23 MEM 62 36.0 13.0 2.6 6.7 2.3 0.2 1.0 43.3 86.1 2.1 0.4 2.2 2.6 37.7 4.9 11.3 2.3 2.6
2012-13 24 MEM 80 36.0 15.3 2.9 6.4 2.3 0.3 1.4 44.0 83.0 2.5 0.6 2.4 3.8 36.2 5.4 12.3 3.1 3.7
2013-14 25 MEM 73 36.0 18.5 3.1 6.5 1.6 0.2 1.5 45.0 81.5 2.2 0.6 2.5 4.3 36.1 6.8 15.2 3.3 4.1
2014-15 26 MEM 70 36.0 17.9 3.4 6.1 1.4 0.2 1.7 44.6 85.9 2.5 0.5 2.9 4.5 38.6 6.4 14.3 3.5 4.0
2015-16 27 MEM 46 36.0 16.9 3.4 7.0 1.4 0.3 1.5 40.9 84.2 1.7 0.5 2.9 4.4 35.0 5.7 14.0 3.8 4.6
Rest Of Season Projections 28 MEM 29 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Mike Conley
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Mike Conley NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 19 53 1381 498 139 222 44 2 30 42.8 73.2 89 21 118 91 33.0 189 442 90 123
2008-09 20 82 2508 895 276 354 90 8 88 44.2 81.7 143 25 251 217 40.6 323 730 161 197
2009-10 21 80 2565 959 191 425 109 12 82 44.5 74.3 170 30 161 212 38.7 369 830 139 187
2010-11 22 MEM 81 2872 1107 247 528 144 18 80 44.4 73.3 176 32 215 217 36.9 423 953 181 247
2011-12 23 MEM 62 2174 788 156 404 136 11 60 43.3 86.1 125 22 134 159 37.7 296 684 136 158
2012-13 24 MEM 80 2757 1168 225 487 174 24 106 44.0 83.0 189 43 182 293 36.2 414 940 234 282
2013-14 25 MEM 73 2446 1256 213 441 110 13 105 45.0 81.5 150 41 172 291 36.1 463 1030 225 276
2014-15 26 MEM 70 2225 1107 209 375 89 14 107 44.6 85.9 156 29 180 277 38.6 393 882 214 249
2015-16 27 MEM 46 1450 679 137 281 56 14 62 40.9 84.2 69 20 117 177 35.0 231 565 155 184
Rest Of Season Projections 28 MEM 29 891 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Mike Conley
Preseason Projections 28 MEM 72 2218 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Mike Conley

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Mike Conley NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2007-08 19 53 26.1 50.2 46.2 27.5 11.0 2.5 10.0
2008-09 20 82 30.6 54.8 50.3 26.9 10.9 2.5 12.6
2009-10 21 80 32.1 52.6 49.4 28.2 11.3 2.5 12.7
2010-11 22 MEM 81 35.5 52.1 48.6 29.9 10.0 3.0 15.7
2011-12 23 MEM 62 35.1 52.3 47.7 31.5 9.7 3.2 15.5
2012-13 24 MEM 80 34.5 54.9 49.7 28.0 10.9 2.6 16.4
2013-14 25 MEM 73 33.5 54.5 50.0 25.3 8.6 2.9 17.3
2014-15 26 MEM 70 31.8 55.8 50.6 24.6 10.2 2.4 15.9
2015-16 27 MEM 46 31.5 52.6 46.4 28.2 6.9 4.1 16.0
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Preseason Projections 28 MEM 72 30.8 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Mike Conley

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Mike Conley: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Conley went for 17 points (5-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 10 assists, four rebounds, one steal, and one block in 28 minutes during the Grizzlies' 110-95 win over the Pelicans on Monday.

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Conley finished with eight points (3-6 FG, 2-4 FT), seven assists, four rebounds, and a steal across 30 minutes in Saturday's victory against the Kings.

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Conley collected 20 points (5-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 8-10 FT), three rebounds, two assists, and a steal over 27 minutes in Thursday's 102-101 victory over the Nuggets.

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Conley (Achilles) contributed 15 points (6-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt), 10 assists, and one rebound in 27 minutes during the Grizzlies' 101-99 win against the Pelicans on Monday.

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Conley (Achilles) has been cleared to start at point guard for Monday's game against the Pelicans, Rob Fischer of FOX Sports Southeast reports.

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The Grizzlies are "hoping" that Conley (Achilles) will be able to play Monday against the Pelicans, Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

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Conley (Achilles) will be a game-time decision for Monday's matchup with the Pelicans, Chris Herrington of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

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Conley (Achilles) is considered questionable to play Monday against the Pelicans, Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

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Conley (Achilles) won't play Saturday against the Knicks, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.

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Conley (Achilles) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Knicks, Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

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Conley (Achilles) sat out practice Friday and remains without a concrete timetable for a return, Peter Fleischer of FOX Sports Southeast reports.

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Conley (Achilles) won't play Thursday against the Pistons, Mark Champion of WDFN 1130 AM reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

Conley is entering his eighth season in the NBA. Last season, he averaged 17.2 points, 6.0 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and 0.2 blocks in 34 minutes per game through 73 games. He shot 45 percent from the field on 14.1 attempts per game, 36 percent from downtown on 4.0 attempts per game, and 82 percent from the free-throw line on 3.8 attempts per game. Conley contributed career-highs in scoring, field-goal percentage, and player efficiency rating (20.07 PER, 28th best in NBA). His 14.1 field-goal attempts per game were also 2.3 more than any of his previous seasons. One department he did regress in was steals, as he contributed 2.2 steals per game in both 2011-12 and 2012-13, compared to the 1.5 steals he collected last season. Having not recorded more than 1.6 steals per game in a single month during 2014-15, it seems possible coach Dave Joerger may have asked Conley to avoid gambling defensively. Conley turns 27 years old in October, and coming off arguably his best season, it's possible that he'll be even better in 2014-15. He figures to continue in his current role as a key contributor for the Grizzlies along with Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol, and he makes for a fine fantasy play in all formats. Expect him to be taken during the first few rounds on draft-day regardless of what type of league it is.

2013-14

The Grizzlies' outstanding frontcourt pairing of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph rightfully gets much of the credit for the team's success. But don't overlook the continued improvement of Mike Conley. Conley is coming off his best season as a professional, with averages of 14.6 points (a career high), 6.1 assists, a league-leading 172 steals (2.2 spg), while shooting 44 percent from the floor and 36 percent from three. And those numbers don't really tell the whole story – Conley actually became a much more important part of the offense after the trade that sent Rudy Gay to Toronto. He scored 16.4 points per game after the deal, and 17 ppg in the postseason. With the Grizzlies expected to start defense-first players Tony Allen and Tayshaun Prince at shooting guard and small forward this season, look for Conley to solidify his position as the team's primary perimeter threat – and very possibly, to surpass Randolph as the second option on offense.

2012-13

Conley ratcheted up the defensive intensity last season, notching 2.2 steals per game, good for second in the league. He wasn’t a stalwart offensively but was serviceable, scoring 12.7 points per game on 43.3 percent shooting to go along with 6.5 assists. Though athletically gifted, the undersized Conley has yet to be an impactful rebounder in the NBA, and he actually fell from 3.1 boards per game in 2010-11 to 2.6 in 2011-12. However, with big bodies Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol on the roster to pull down most wayward shot attempts, we can’t fault Conley too much for not producing better rebound numbers. Offensively, the signing of O.J. Mayo by the Mavericks in the offseason could liberate Conley in the backcourt, as he will most often be flanked at the two-guard spot by Tony Allen, a defense-first player who doesn’t need the ball in his hands as frequently. With Conley expected to command more control of the offense, his assist totals could climb a little, as could the amount of times he calls his own number. If that’s the case, he’d do well to attack the basket, as he shot a career-best 86.1 percent from the charity stripe last year. He’s also underrated as a marksman, making just under one three per game and shooting 37.9 percent from downtown for his career.

2011-12

For the first time in his four-year career, Mike Conley really stepped up and earned the point guard spot in Memphis last season. Not coincidentally, Memphis reached the playoffs. Much of the credit for the Grizzlies’ breakout season rightfully goes to the frontcourt tandem of Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol, but Conley’s season – with career-best numbers in scoring, assists and steals – should not be overlooked. Of course, you might want to point that out to Memphis management; the Grizzlies selected combo guard Josh Selby in the first round of June’s draft. Selby was considered a lottery-level talent before arriving at Kansas, but a mediocre season there and concerns about his medical report caused him to drop into the second round – but he could be a steal there, and challenge Conley and/or O.J. Mayo for playing time at some point.

2010-11

The Grizzlies would love for Conley to step up and eliminate any doubt as to his ability to run the team; thus far, that hasn't happened. The Grizzlies would also love for another player – say, shooting guard O.J. Mayo – to step up and win the job away from Conley. But that hasn't happened, either – in fact, Mayo's stint at the point at the Vegas Summer League was cover-your-eyes awful. In the absence of any other real options, the status quo will be preserved, with Conley holding on to the starting job, just barely. He did actually show signs of life late last season, averaging 16.0 points per game in March and 17.0 in April – perhaps that's a sign of things to come.

2009-10

Conley arrived in Memphis in 2007 with all the hype usually attached to a fourth-overall pick. But his first season-plus in the NBA was a disappointment; his performance didn’t match his advance billing, and he struggled to win the point guard job outright. But Conley started to put it together during the second half of his sophomore season, thanks in part to the coaching philosophy espoused by Lionel Hollins. Under Marc Iavaroni, Conley looked to the bench on every possession as the coaching staff called out set plays. When Hollins took over, the Grizzlies went with a much more open approach, and Conley responded, averaging double-figures in scoring, over 5.5 assists, and a very healthy number of steals (2.4 per game in April). Assuming Memphis management continues to take a hands-off approach with Conley, he should continue to improve. That steal number is particularly encouraging – with shot-blocker Hasheem Thabeet patrolling the paint this season, Conley should be able to gamble more without getting burned.

2008-09

The first half of Conley’s rookie season was a marred by injuries – chest, shoulder and rib problems allowed him to play in just six games before New Year’s… and just 53 overall. But when he finally got acclimated to the NBA, Conley started to show the potential that made him the fourth overall pick in the 2007 draft. The Grizzlies are hoping they got a preview of what’s to come from Conley during the last five games of 2007-08, when he averaged 16.8 points, 5.4 assists and more than five boards per game. The Grizzlies are expected to play up-tempo, which should suit the strengths of Conley, Rudy Gay and rookie O.J. Mayo, so look for a productive sophomore effort.

2007-08

Conley is slated to start at point guard for a Memphis team that looks like they’ll be tough come the second half of the season. New coach Mark Iavaroni comes over from Phoenix and will install a similar offense used in the Valley of the Sun – as Steve Nash will tell you, that offense places a premium on point guard play. Conley has all the skills a team is looking for in a point guard except for a consistent jump shot. Once this team adjusts to the new system and the new mix of players, it could be dangerous. Conley may wind up splitting the minutes with Kyle Lowry, but the rookie is the man of the future for the Grizzlies.