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Mike Conley | Guard | #11

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/11/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 175
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (4) / MEM
Contract: view contract details

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Mike Conley has completely recovered from the left heel surgery and he'll be working without limitations at training camp.
"Right now he’s in full participation in everything we’re doing," Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. "In training camp, our expectation is that he’s full go... We don’t have any expectation of Mike missing anything. As the season goes, we’ll keep an eye on him." Bickerstaff also noted that with the added depth at point guard he'll be able to better manage Conley's minutes, so it sounds like they want to keep him in the lower-30s this year. Sep 18 - 4:54 PM
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Kyle Anderson said Mike Conley looked "good" and "game-ready" in a recent pickup game.

This is notable because it's the first confirmed report of Conley playing with contact since his surgery back in January. He's played 70 or fewer games in four straight seasons which has pushed his ADP to the middle rounds, but he does have a lot of appeal as a bounce-back candidate if the uncertainty in Memphis doesn't scare you.
Sep 17 - 8:10 PM

Memphis Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff said there is "no doubt" that Mike Conley will be ready for training camp.

Conley underwent surgery on his left heel back in January, but has been making solid progress since then. "Mike's been playing pick up, those types of things. For the first time in a long time, we’re looking at walking into training camp with healthy bodies and healthy, high caliber players," said Bickerstaff. Conley has a chance to significantly exceed his ADP this season if he can stay healthy.
Sep 13 - 10:55 AM

Mike Conley (left heel) expects the Grizzlies to clear him for full-contact drills at some point this month.

Conley underwent season-ending surgery to smooth a small bone protrusion in his left heel back in late January. Fortunately, it looks like he is on pace to be ready for the start of training camp. "Mentally, I’m there. I’m ready. Physically, I feel good. It’s just my body has to catch up," Conley said. "We got the issue figured out, hopefully, going forward, I won’t have any flare-ups." If Conley can stay healthy, he should be able to post his typically impressive numbers in 2018-19.
Aug 7 - 12:26 PM

Mike Conley said this will be an awkward season for Memphis because he's used to "thinking we have a chance to win at a high level" for the last eight years.

The Grizzlies aren't bad enough to outright tank again and they definitely aren't a lock to make the playoffs in the loaded West, and Conley didn't exactly sound confident about the upcoming season. "This season, expectations are still try to be that playoff team, that team that comes out and really makes it tough on everybody. But it is an awkward year with so many teams getting so much better [with] different acquisitions they made in the offseason." The better the Grizzlies do in 2018-19, the safer Conley's outlook will be.
Aug 6 - 10:03 AM

Mike Conley (heel) says he "expects to be ready by training camp."

He wasn't able to participate in full-contact practice at Team USA minicamp and hasn't been cleared for 5-on-5 work, but is on the right track. "I got used to pain with some of the moves," Conley said. "Now I make the moves and there's nothing there, so that's exciting." He only played in 12 games last season due to heel surgery in January, but if he's back at full strength he'll undoubtedly be the starting PG.
Jul 28 - 9:41 AM

Mike Conley is not participating in full-contact practice with Team USA.

Conley underwent season-ending surgery to "smooth a small bone protrusion" in his left heel back in late January. He was initially targeting training camp, so the news that he is not available for Team USA's minicamp is not surprising or concerning. Hopefully, we will get an encouraging update this week that he is still on schedule and has not suffered any setbacks.
Jul 27 - 1:40 PM

Mike Conley (heel surgery) expects to be a full go for 2018-19.

"Thankfully I had the surgery early enough to where I have a full summer of work and getting my body ready for an 82-game season," Conley said. His ADP should be way down after making it through just 12 games with 17.1 points, 4.1 assists and 2.3 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 2.0 triples on 38.1% shooting. He will be entering the third year of his five-year, $153 million deal, but carries a lot of risk because of his durability and the potential for Memphis to tank again.
Apr 23 - 10:08 AM

Mike Conley (heel surgery) is no longer using crutches to get around.

Conley is hopeful to be ready by training camp of next year, but given the health issues he's experienced over the years, he'll be a risky guy to target on draft day.
Mar 14 - 1:22 PM

Mike Conley (Achilles) is targeting the 2018-19 training camp for his return.

"It’s been a tough time for him. This [surgery] will fix the heel 100 percent," Conley's father said. "He just wants to be able to train hard again this summer and be pain free. The good thing about this decision is everybody in the organization was in line. This decision is in everyone’s best interest." Conley is expected to resume physical activity two weeks after surgery and is looking at a recovery time of up to six months. With the Grizzlies tanking, don't be surprised if they give Kobi Simmons a long look down the stretch.
Jan 28 - 10:53 AM

The Grizzlies announced on Saturday that Mike Conley will undergo season-ending surgery to "smooth a small bone protrusion" in his left heel.

Although the news isn't shocking, considering the Grizzlies have essentially already been eliminated from playoff contention, it's still obviously a tough blow for Memphis fans and Conley owners. GM Chris Wallace said that Conley "has been extremely diligent as we pursued multiple different approaches to alleviate the pain before deciding surgery was the best solution." Conley hasn't played since early November, but made some progress in his rehab. However, the "pain/soreness persisted." Conley is expected to make a full recovery prior to 2018-19 training camp. Andrew Harrison and Mario Chalmers will continue to divvy up minutes at point guard.
Jan 27 - 1:45 PM

Mike Conley (Achilles) will not play on Monday vs. the Lakers.

Conley did progress to 3-on-3 at practice last week, but he still doesn't have a timetable and we'll continue to list him as out indefinitely for the time being. The Grizzlies are 14th in the West, so they will take every precaution.
Jan 15 - 10:47 AM

Mike Conley (left Achilles) went through a 3-on-3 scrimmage after Thursday's practice.

Conley has taken part in limited contract drills for at least the past week, but he remains without a clear timetable to return -- he hasn't played since getting hurt on Nov. 13. The Grizzlies are also tied for the worst record in the Western Conference, and they could be sellers at the trade deadline, so there are a lot of moving pieces here. At least he continues to ramp up his activity in practices.
Jan 11 - 5:09 PM

Speaking with the media on Friday, Mike Conley (Achilles) said that he's not sure of a definitive timetable for his return.

Conley did increase his activity at practice this week, but he hasn't taken full contact yet and he said he's been battling soreness. He did say that he fully expects to play again this season, but this is getting more and more frustrating for his fantasy owners. We'd like his rest-of-season outlook a lot better if the Grizzlies were somewhat competitive in the West.
Jan 5 - 8:55 PM

Mike Conley (Achilles) will not play vs. the Wizards on Friday.

Conley did go through limited contact during Thursday's practice, but the Grizzlies have yet to provide a clear timetable for his return. With Andrew Harrison (shoulder) also banged up, and Memphis just 0.5 games out of the cellar in the West, they can't get Conley back soon enough.
Jan 4 - 6:43 PM

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PG1Mike Conley
2Shelvin Mack
3Andrew Harrison
4Jevon Carter
SG1Dillon Brooks
2MarShon Brooks
3Wayne Selden
SF1Kyle Anderson
2Chandler Parsons
3Garrett Temple
4Omri Casspi
PF1JaMychal Green
2Jaren Jackson Jr.
C1Marc Gasol
2Ivan Rabb