Pistons, Jazz ‘front-runners’ to land Grizzlies’ Mike Conley

‘I am not satisfied. Our goal is to win the Championship’ – Lowry on NBA Finals

The Grizzlies are reportedly close to trading center Marc Gasol to the Hornets and have engaged multiple teams in discussions about Mike Conley.

The Pistons and Jazz are “front-runners” to land the 31-year-old guard, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources. Memphis has also reportedly spoken with the Raptors about Conley.

Utah has reportedly offered the Grizzlies guard Ricky Rubio and a first-round pick in exchange for Conley, while the Pistons package would center around Reggie Jackson.

Conley has spent his entire 12-year career in Memphis. He entered play Tuesday tallying 20.3 points and 6.3 assists per game while knocking down 35.9 percent of his 3-point attempts in 2018-19.

The point guard agreed to a five-year, $153 million deal with the Grizzlies in the summer of 2016.

The Pistons headed into their game Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) against the Knicks 1 1/2 games behind the Heat for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a 23-29 record. The Jazz are 30-24 and in seventh place in the West.

Meanwhile, Memphis stands at 21-33 and is all but out of the postseason race.

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