Grizzlies officially announce Mike Conley trade


FILE – In this March 23, 2019, file photo, Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) handles the ball against Minnesota Timberwolves guard Josh Okogie (20) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Memphis, Tenn. A person with knowledge of the decision says the Memphis Grizzlies have traded veteran point guard Mike Conley, who has played the most games in franchise history, to the Utah Jazz. The person says the Grizzlies swapped Conley for Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver and Grayson Allen. The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday, June 19, 2019, on condition of anonymity because neither Memphis nor Utah has announced the trade.(AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)

Memphis, Tenn. – The Mike Conley trade is official and one day his No. 11 jersey will hang from the rafters at FedExForum, according to owner Robert Pera.

The NBA’s free agency moratorium lifted Saturday which allowed the Grizzlies to formally announce the trade of Conley to the Utah Jazz. In exchange, the Grizzlies received guard Grayson Allen, forwards Jae Crowder and Kyle Korver, the draft rights to Darius Bazley and a future protected first round draft pick.

“Mike Conley represented the Grizzlies and the city of Memphis with true heart and class during his 12 seasons,” said Pera in a statement Saturday. “His talent, determination and resilience elevated our team to a perennial playoff contender, and his altruism and sportsmanship helped shape the community focused nature of our franchise.”

Pera went onto say, “Mike will always be a beloved Memphian.”

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