Grizzlies trading Conley to Jazz for Korver, Crowder, Allen

Mike Conley

Grizzlies trading Conley to Jazz for Korver, Crowder, Allen

The Jazz acquired star point guard Mike Conley in a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, as first reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Conley confirmed the trade on Twitter, thanking Memphis for making him the man he is and being his home. Always!.Time for another chapter! "Excited to give all I have to The Jazz.!" Memphis' pick is top-six protected in the 2020 NBA Draft and unprotected in the 2021 NBA Draft.

The Jazz lost in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs to the Houston Rockets in five games. Memphis kickstarted this mission last season when it shipped franchise cornerstone Marc Gasol to Toronto, and it wouldn't have made much sense to keep Conley around, especially given his high price tag and impending free agency.

After considering calling it a career, Kyle Korver is now contemplating playing beyond 2020.

It's the second major trade in the West since the NBA Finals ended last week, the first being the move sending Anthony Davis from New Orleans to LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Another day, another conference-altering move out west. It was rumored around the deadline they were very close to a trade with Utah, but ultimately fell apart because the Grizzlies wanted some younger players in return. He is scheduled to make $32.5 million next season and stands to make $34.5 million during the 2020-21 season. He played in 38 games and averaged 5.6 points per game.

Allen, who played at Duke, had an up-and-down rookie season in the National Basketball Association. And at 31-years-old, he's got plenty of tread in the tires to solidify Utah's point guard position. He added 6.4 assists per contests.

Veteran Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley Jr. has two years remaining on his max contract.

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