Mike Conley is going to get plenty of attention in the open market. After an injury-riddled season, Conley will become a free agent and have the flexibility to sign where he would like. There will be interested teams around the NBA, both looking to win now and rebuild.
Conley finally finished off the massive five-year, $152.6 million deal he originally signed with the Memphis Grizzlies that made him the highest-paid player in NBA history, at the time. He decided to opt into his contract last offseason and remain in Utah.
This was to be expected with the money that was on the table and it will be interesting to see if Conley decides to return, or if the Jazz pursue him.
It was another disappointing finish to the season for the Jazz. They finished with the best record in the league and were the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. After cruising past Conley’s old team in the Grizzlies, Utah was eliminated in six games by the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Jazz have Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert locked up long term and that means they will be competing for years to come. It is now about putting the right players around their stars.
If Utah believes that Mike Conley is the right player, they could pursue him in free agency. If they do not, he will have to find another home. Here are three teams that Conley would fit perfectly with moving forward.