Conley agreed in principal to a five-year, $153 million contract with the Grizzlies on Friday, ESPN's Marc Stein reports. Conley's deal, when finalized, will be the richest in NBA history. The Grizzlies have had a banner day for their franchise, inking a max deal with talented wing Chandler Parsons before getting Conley to agree to this historic contract. Although Conley's box score production has taken a slight decline in recent seasons, he is still one of the better two-way point guards in the league. The addition of Parsons alongside him suddenly gives the Grizzlies a potentially formidable starting five heading into 2016. One concern for Conley in the long term will be staying healthy given that he's been plagued by a wide variety of nagging injuries over the course of his career.
Conley (Achilles) said Tuesday that he's completely healthy and hopes to play for the United States team in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Ronald Tillery of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. Conley missed the final month of the regular season and the Grizzlies' first-round playoff series loss to the Spurs with tendinitis in his left Achilles, but after taking the last two-plus months to recuperate, it looks like he's finally healed. While Conley remains one of 26 players remaining on the United States' preliminary roster, he may need at least two of John Wall, Russell Westbrook, Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving to withdraw from the competition if he hopes to crack the final 12-man roster. If Conley does get the call to Rio, it would mark an especially busy summer for him, as he's set to become an unrestricted free agent in July and should attract several suitors.
Conley (Achilles) is not expected to return for the regular season or the playoffs, Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal reports. The last update from the team suggested that Conley would be reevaluated at the end of the regular season, but he apparently met with doctors within the last week, who advised him to not return this season. Assuming the point guard does in fact call it quits, he'll head into free agency after spending the first nine seasons of his career in Memphis. In the meantime, Jordan Farmar, Bryce Cotton, and Xavier Munford will head into the postseason as the reaming point guard options.
Conley (Achilles) will not be reevaluted until the end of the regular season, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. Conley was initially given a three-to-four week timetable, and it looks as though he'll end up following the longer end of that estimation. In his absence, the depleted Grizzlies have relied upon the trio of Ray McCallum, Jordan Farmar, and Xavier Munford to absorb the minutes at point guard, and that'll be the case over the final 10 games. The hope is that Conley will be ready to return for the first round of the postseason, but it's unclear at this time if that's realistic.
Conley (foot) was diagnosed with tendinitis in his Achilles and will miss 3-to-4 weeks, Peter Fleischer of Fox 13 in Memphis reports. The Grizzlies continue to be hit by injury after injury, and they'll now be without their starting point guard for at least the rest of the month. Conley had already missed the last three games, and with Mario Chalmers (Achilles) done for the season, the likes of Briante Weber and Lance Stephenson figure to handle the majority of the point guard duties going forward. It's possible Memphis could add another player via the D-League, but at this point they have not announced any plans to do so.
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