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Mike Conley | Guard | #11

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/11/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 175
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (4) / MEM
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Coach David Fizdale said Mike Conley's (back) timetable will fluctuate based on pain tolerance.
Conley is expected to miss the next 6-8 weeks due to a transverse process fracture in his back. Medically speaking, that part of his back isn't tied to nerves in the spine, so hopefully there aren't lingering effects. While he's out, we'll get a ton of Andrew Harrison as the starter while Wade Baldwin IV will see plenty of minutes. Harrison has been awful, but maybe the new role can get him going. Nov 30 - 2:59 PM

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There's a chance that Mike Conley (back) will be able to beat his 6-8 week timetable.

While a transverse process fracture is nothing to shrug at, it is the least worrisome of the potentially serious back injuries, and it's not something we haven't seen before. Both Jason Thompson and Hedo Turkoglu dealt with this injury, and on average, they were back on the court within 2-3 weeks. However, every injury is different, so while there's a chance Conley could beat his timetable, there's currently not enough information out there to make a declarative statement here. The Grizzlies will reportedly be bringing in veteran PGs for tryouts, but Andrew Harrison and Wade Baldwin will be running the show until they bring in additional help.
Nov 30 - 9:25 AM

Mike Conley suffered a transverse process fracture in his vertebrae on Monday night and is expected to miss the next 6-8 weeks of action.

Ouch. This is obviously a tough blow for both the Grizzlies and Mike Conley owners. He will be re-evaluated in a month, and we should have a clearer picture of his status going forward at that point. After signing the richest contract in NBA history this past summer, Conley was off to a great start this season. He was averaging career-highs in points (19.2), rebounds (3.6), blocks (0.6) and 3-pointers (2.5). The Grizz don't have a reliable, veteran point guard to turn to. Andrew Harrison will most likey start. He'll be backed up by fellow rookie Wade Baldwin.
Nov 29 - 1:41 PM

Mike Conley (lower back injury) will be re-evaluated on Tuesday.

Coach David Fizdale said he didn't know Conley's status for Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors and Conley wasn't in the locker room after the game to answer questions. Conley has been battling through a variety of ailments this season and should be considered questionable for Wednesday. Andrew Harrison hasn't been playing well, but he's likely the next man up if Conley misses time.
Nov 29 - 12:27 AM

Mike Conley (lower back injury) will not return on Monday vs. the Hornets.

The Grizzlies ruled Conley out pretty quickly, but maybe it had something to do with the lopsided score. He was down on the floor for a while after a collision under the basket, but all we know right now is that it's a lower back injury. He finished with 14 points, five assists, two steals and two treys. If you're in a deep league, it's not a bad idea to pick up backup PG Andrew Harrison.
Nov 28 - 9:46 PM

Mike Conley (back) left Monday's game vs. Charlotte and went to the locker room.

He was down for a while in obvious pain and the Grizzlies may be cautious here, especially with the Hornets up by double digits. If Conley can't return, Andrew Harrison will benefit the most. Stay tuned.
Nov 28 - 9:39 PM

Mike Conley scored 21 points in a start against the Heat on Saturday, adding three rebounds, seven assists and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

He scored the final 11 points for the Grizzlies to help earn a big road win. Coach David Fizdale suggested the Grizzlies will still limit Conley's minutes at times, but hopefully they don't bring him off the bench like they did for his 23 minutes on Friday. Conley's big game tonight give him top-20 per game value on the year, so the limits aren't hurting him too much in fantasy.
Nov 27 - 12:26 AM

Mike Conley is back in the starting lineup against the Heat on Saturday.

Coach David Fizdale hinted that his lack of a bench may have been the reason why Conley came off the bench on Friday. Whatever the case, Conley should get his normal minutes tonight.
Nov 26 - 7:35 PM

Mike Conley is expected to play on Saturday against the Heat.

He had his "Game day focus" tweet on Friday when he came off the bench, and he didn't tweet it out on the game he missed back on Nov. 1. Ah, the things we do to try to figure out what the Grizzlies will do with their players on back-to-back sets. For now, we're expecting Conley to play and he should start.
Nov 26 - 2:22 PM

Mike Conley shockingly came off the bench against the Heat on Friday, scoring 16 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and one 3-poitner in 23 minutes.

This is one of the weirdest lineup moves in recent memory. Conley went through his normal pre-game routine and wasn't even on the Grizzlies' overly-used injury report, so bringing him off the bench to start the game was likely designed to drop him from his 45 minutes on Wednesday. The Grizzlies are on the road for Saturday, so Conley's owners are on red alert for some possible rest even with a dip in playing time tonight.
Nov 26 - 1:08 AM

Mike Conley checked into Friday's game vs. the Heat with 4:20 remaining in the first quarter.

Now that Conley is in the game, it looks like the Grizzlies simply wanted to limit his minutes on the front end of a back-to-back set. We'll have an update after the game.
Nov 25 - 8:36 PM

Mike Conley is active and available to play off the bench on Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

This is getting weird. Andrew Harrison is starting and this is front end of a back-to-back set, so we wouldn't consider it a lock that Conley sees the floor tonight. However, the Grizzlies PR account seems to be pretty confident that Conley will play, which is strange because the last time Conley came off the bench was back in 2012. Maybe they are trying to monitor his minutes, but hopefully we'll get some clarity from the coaching staff after the game.
Nov 25 - 7:55 PM

Mike Conley is not listed in the starting lineup on Friday vs. the Heat.

Not good. The Grizzlies are on the front end of a back-to-back set, so they might rest Conley even though he's not on the injury report. Andrew Harrison is starting and the Grizzlies called up Wade Baldwin from the D-League, so Conley could be a healthy scratch. Stay tuned.
Nov 25 - 7:45 PM

Mike Conley had 25 points, nine assists, nine rebounds, two steals and three 3-pointers in 45 minutes of action during Wednesday's double-overtime win in Philly.

The Grizzlies have a +6.9 net rating when Conley is on the court this season, but a terrible -13.2 rating when he's off the court. "I take what the defense gives me, but also I have the confidence of the coaching staff, the confidence of my teammates," Conley said. "Some nights I look to be more aggressive than others." He was plenty aggressive tonight and could have had an even bigger line if he'd shot better -- he was just 7-of-20 from the field.
Nov 23 - 11:30 PM

Mike Conley hit 11-of-21 shots and five 3-pointers for a season-high 31 points, four rebounds, two assists and three steals in 37 minutes of Monday's 105-90 win over the Hornets.

Conley looked like his old self after a couple of lackluster games and he helped make up for the season low in assists by committing just one turnover and scoring 31. He's healthy and ready to roll.
Nov 21 - 11:19 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Mike Conley
2Wade Baldwin
3Andrew Harrison
SG1Tony Allen
2Vince Carter
3Troy Daniels
SF1Chandler Parsons
2James Ennis
3Troy Williams
PF1JaMychal Green
2Zach Randolph
3Deyonta Davis
4Jarell Martin
C1Marc Gasol
2Brandan Wright