The pick for Thursday that Memphis received is the 23rd overall selection, while the other will be a 2020 first-round pick. It seems like a lot that the Jazz gave up, but they get a consistent point guard to team up with Donovan Mitchell in their backcourt. This is a trade that was in the works for a while, as Conley was one Grizzlies player that was rumored to be traded at last February's Trade Deadline, but Marc Gasol was the only one to be dealt. That was good for Gasol, as he was sent to the Toronto Raptors, where he won his first NBA Title.
The 31-year-old Conley has dealt with some injuries over the past few seasons, but has played all 12 of his NBA seasons with the Grizzlies. In that time, he has averaged 21.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game, and finished as the team leader in multiple categories. That included his 11,733 points, 4,509 assists, 1,086 three-pointers, and 788 games played.
The point guard is under contract through the 2020-2021 season, and will make $34.5 million in that span. He sent an emotional goodbye to the Grizzlies on social media, but he now moves from a rebuilding organization, to a team that is expected to contend in a Western Conference that will look much different next season.