Veteran point guard Mike Conley has been traded to the Utah Jazz for Grayson Allen, Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver, the no. 23 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and a future first-round pick. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowksi was the first to report the deal.
Memphis has traded guard Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz for Grayson Allen, Kyle Korver and Jae Crowder, the 23rd pick in Thursday's Draft and a future first-round pick, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 19, 2019
The future first-round pick is reportedly a protected first-round pick for the 2020 NBA Draft.
Memphis started their rebuild last season when they traded Marc Gasol to the Raptors. They decided to keep Conley throughout the season, but seem to be building for the future once again.
Conley, 31, has averaged 14.9 points and 5.7 assists per game in his career. He will now join the Jazz, who were the fifth seed in the Western Conference last season. The Jazz will likely let Ricky Rubio walk in free agency, giving them a need at the point guard position. With Conley, Utah will have a solid unit that should compete in the Western Conference once again.