Mike Conley wins Teammate and Sportsmanship of the Year at NBA Awards

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) —  Mike Conley Jr., newly traded to the Utah Jazz, has won Teammate and Sportsmanship of the Year honors at the NBA Awards.

NBA player Mike Conley Jr., of the Memphis Grizzlies, poses in the press room with the NBA teammate award and sportsmanship of the year award at the NBA Awards on Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Conley earned the awards for his 12-year tenure with the Memphis Grizzlies.

NBA player Mike Conley Jr., of the Memphis Grizzlies, accepts the NBA teammates/sportsmanship of the year award at the NBA Awards on Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Backstage, Conley called the awards the result of respect from his peers in the league. He thanked his parents for the way he was raised.

NBA player Mike Conley Jr., of the Memphis Grizzlies, poses in the press room with the NBA teammate award and sportsmanship of the year award at the NBA Awards on Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

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