The Mike Conley Report: the latest buzz about the Grizzlies’ star point guard

For several days now, the Memphis Grizzlies have made it widely known that franchise cornerstone Mike Conley is on the trade block. Many teams have reportedly contacted the Grizzlies about acquiring Conley, but every trade has fallen through thus far. So to clear up the hazy rumors around the situation, we have compiled everything you need to know about Mike Conley and where he might land.

According to several reports, the Indiana Pacers have made multiple calls to the Grizzlies about acquiring Conley, but nothing has been set in stone at this time. If Conley was to land somewhere, Indy looks like the front runner in the battle for the star point guard.

The Utah Jazz have also reportedly contacted the Grizzlies about acquiring Conley and did give them an offer: 1 first-round pick, 1 second-round pick, expiring contracts, and possibly cash in exchange for Conley. The Grizzlies also reportedly asked about acquiring Exum, but were immediately told no. Another report surfaced late Wednesday saying Conley was reluctant to go to Utah.

According to several reports, The Toronto Raptors contacted the Grizzlies about acquiring Conley, but thought the asking price was to high. Early indications also suggest Indy thought the asking price was to high as well, but continued to work towards a deal.

According to Brian Windhorst, Conley made it very clear he wanted no part in being traded to a team in the Western Conference, which would make the Jazz a no-go for him.

Rumors have been flying around NBA circles for several days now, some of which involve the Raptors moving point guard Kyle Lowry in either a straight-up trade or a three-team trade involving someone like the Jazz. As for where Conley will end up before the trade deadline, only time will tell, but one thing is for sure. Conley is being viewed in NBA circles as a hot commodity.

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Greg Monroe inks deal with the Raptors

Center Greg Monroe has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Toronto Raptors per Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

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Monroe originally started last season with the Bucks, but was traded to the Suns with draft picks in order to acquire Eric Bledsoe. Phoenix bought him out mid-season and the veteran decided to sign with the Celtics in February.  

The veteran big-man can provide the Raptors with leadership and depth off the bench, similar to the role he played last season with the Celtics. Last season, Monroe averaged 10.3 points and 6.9 rebounds while shooting a career-high 56.5 percent from the floor.

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Report: Monroe garnering interest from Raptors

According to a report first published by TSN Sports Network, the Toronto Raptors are “very” interested in free agent big-man Greg Monroe in the coming days.

 

Last season, Monroe averaged 10.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game wearing a Boston Celtics’ jersey. The forward joined the Celtics in February and only saw action in 26 games during their 2017-2018 season campaign.

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Pictured: Greg Monroe(left) Giannis Antetokounmpo(right)

Monroe was selected seventh overall by the Detroit Pistons during the 2010 NBA Draft. He played five years in Detroit and eventually ended up singing with the Bucks in 2015. Monroe was then traded from the Bucks to the Phoenix Suns who released him after playing 20 games for them.

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Monroe was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 2010

The 28-year-old big-man will likely play a veteran role for the Raptors if the team eventually signs him during the NBA’s offseason.

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Kawhi Leonard traded to Raptors

Kawhi Leonard has been traded to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl, and a 2019 first round pick which is protected 1-20. In the deal, the Raptors also received a solid role player in Danny Green.

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The two stars involved in the trade were notified before the news went public. 

This page will be updated when more information becomes available.

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