current status: On roster
#11 G | 6'1", 185 lbs. | Memphis
Birth Date:October 11, 1987 (25 years old) Place of Birth:Indianapolis, IN From:Ohio State
Drafted:Drafted by Memphis in 2007 (1/4).
Drafted:Drafted by Memphis in 2007 (1/4).
18.4 ppg, 38.5 FG% in last 8 gp
18.4 ppg, 38.5 FG% in last 8 gp
|Assets:||Can get past his man effectively and creates well for his teammates. Works to improve and has become a top-tier ball thief. Very quick with his first step, and a good ballhandler who doesn't turn it over too much. Hits his free throws.|
|Flaws:||Not the scorer he could be. A bit inconsistent overall. Undersized, and not much of a rebounder at all. Still working to develop a consistent perimeter game (essential due to his lack of size).|
|Career Potential:||Above-average point guard.|
Career Honors & Awards
|NBA||Second All-Defensive Team||2012-13|
Movements & Injuries
|1/31/2013||Missed 1 game (sprained left ankle).|
|1/28/2013||Sprained left ankle, day-to-day.|
|11/28/2012||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|4/03/2012||Missed 2 games (ankle injury).|
|3/31/2012||Ankle injury, day-to-day.|
|1/03/2012||Missed 2 games (sprained left ankle).|
|12/30/2011||Sprained left ankle, day-to-day.|
|11/02/2010||Signed by the Memphis Grizzlies to a five-year contract extension.|
|1/12/2010||Missed 1 game (body soreness).|
|1/09/2010||Body soreness, day-to-day.|
|12/02/2009||Missed 1 game (sprained left shoulder).|
|11/30/2009||Sprained left shoulder, day-to-day.|
|10/30/2009||Memphis Grizzlies exercised their contract option for the 2010-11 season.|
|10/31/2008||Memphis Grizzlies exerciced their third-year contact option.|
|2/08/2008||Missed 5 games (ribcage injury).|
|1/26/2008||Ribcage injury, day-to-day.|
|12/30/2007||Missed 20 games (strained right shoulder).|
|11/19/2007||Strained right shoulder, day-to-day.|
|7/30/2007||Signed by the Memphis Grizzlies.|
|6/28/2007||Drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 1st round (4th overall) in 2007.|
Mike Conley scores 24 to put Grizzlies up 3-1 | 05/14/2013 12:58 AM
NewsMike Conley shot 7-of-21 from the field for 24 points with three boards, five assists, four steals, four 3-pointers and one turnover in 49 minutes during Game 4's victory over the Thunder on Monday.
ImpactHis offense has really taken off throughout the year. It all started back in October when Conley hit 2.0 triples per game on 70 percent shooting from downtown in the preseason and it has carried over since. He's active on both ends of the floor and he'll be off the board in the first 20 picks of fantasy drafts next year.
Conley's flirts w/ triple-double in Gm 2 win | 05/08/2013 12:46 AM
NewsMike Conley hit 11-of-22 shots and two 3-pointers for 26 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and a steal, just missing a triple-double in Tuesday's Game 2 win over the Thunder in OKC.
ImpactConley was fantastic tonight and clearly enjoys not having to deal with Russell Westbrook in this series. Marc Gasol came through with 24 points, five boards, five assists, two steals and a block, Zach Randolph added 15 points and eight boards, while Tony Allen had 12 points, seven rebounds and four steals, despite shooting just 4-of-12 on the night. Game 3 is in Memphis on Saturday, where the Grizzlies will try to hold their newfound home-court advantage.
Mike Conley has a tough start to series | 05/05/2013 4:00 PM
NewsMike Conley shot 5-of-15 from the field for 13 points with five boards, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes during Game 1's loss to the Thunder.
ImpactHe didn't shoot the ball well against the Clippers in the first round, making just 40.8 percent from the field. Conley has never been much of an efficient shooter, but he was terrific after the All-Star break with field goal shooting of 46.0 percent. He should have better luck against Reggie Jackson and Derek Fisher in the rest of this series.
Conley scores career playoff-best 28 points | 04/23/2013 1:48 AM
NewsMike Conley scored a career playoff-best 28 points in Monday's Game 2 loss to the Clippers, hitting 9-of-18 shots (1-of-5 3PTs, 9-of-13 FTs) with three rebounds, nine assists and two steals.
ImpactConley and Tony Allen played about as well as they could against CP3 and Co., but once you got beyond Marc Gasol (17 points, seven boards, one steal, three blocks) and Zach Randolph (13 and eight with two steals) the Grizzlies just didn't have the firepower to keep up with a hot Clippers squad.
Conley and the Grizzlies lose on Saturday | 04/21/2013 1:26 AM
NewsMike Conley had a strong second half in a 112-91 loss to the Clippers on Saturday, finishing with 12 points, one board, five assists, two steals and two turnovers.
ImpactHis fantasy owners will tell you how great Conley was in the second half and he put up first-round value in that span. Conley missed all three of his 3-point attempts and the Clippers having the best defensive efficiency against opposing backcourts is going to make it tough on Conley in this series.
Grizzlies starters benched on Monday | 04/15/2013 11:54 PM
NewsMike Conley scored six points on 3-of-8 shooting with four rebounds, three assists and one steal, as he and his starting teammates were all benched in Monday's win over the Mavs.
ImpactThe Grizzlies still have a shot at enhancing their playoff seeding so hopefully their guys will play in the finale, but we might have also gotten a preview of things to come with tonight's deployment. Marc Gasol scored six points with seven rebounds, six assists and a block, and Zach Randolph had nine points and seven boards in the win. No starter logged more than 24 minutes.
Mike Conley, Grizzlies lose big game to Clips | 04/13/2013 11:11 PM
NewsMike Conley had six assists vs. one turnover in Saturday's loss to the Clippers, but he scored only 12 points on 4-of-11 shooting.
ImpactConley didn't have any steals vs. Chris Paul and company, and his lone turnover was brutal -- a blown entry pass to Zach Randolph with seconds remaining and the Grizzlies trailing by two points. It's not the clutch performance we hoped for in a big game, but there's little doubt he'll bounce back vs. the Mavericks on Monday.
Mike Conley cools off for a change | 04/12/2013 11:47 PM
NewsMike Conley had a long overdue quiet game on Friday, shooting 4-of-14 from the field for 12 points with seven boards, five assists and two steals in 36 minutes.
ImpactHe's in the running for best point guard since the All-Star break. In that time frame, Conley averaged 17.6 points, 6.5 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.4 triples on 47.2 percent shooting from the field. He's going to be on a lot of championship fantasy teams this year.
Mike Conley scores 20 with full stat line | 04/10/2013 12:08 AM
NewsMike Conley had 20 points, seven assists, two steals and a block on 8-of-13 shooting in Tuesday's cakewalk over the Bobcats.
ImpactHe was easily the best player for the Grizzlies tonight and should continue to start until further notice - especially with Jerryd Bayless hurting.
Conley's game-high 25 pts earn MEM road win | 04/07/2013 9:46 PM
NewsMike Conley attacked the Kings all night long on Sunday, finishing with a game-high 25 points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals, while making 9-of-14 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs.
ImpactHe even hit two 3-pointers to round out his latest brilliant game. Memphis has won five of their past six games, and Conley's fantasy owners are probably doing just as well -- he's a borderline first-round option over the past two months, scoring 17.2 points with 1.5 threes, 6.7 assists, 2.1 steals and impressive shooting percentages. Keep this in mind on draft day next year.
Mike Conley keeps on cruising along | 03/30/2013 11:20 PM
NewsMike Conley continued his impressive second half on Saturday with 19 points, four assists, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Wolves.
ImpactSince the All-Star break, Conley's averages in points, assists, rebounds, 3-pointers, steals, blocks and field goal percentage are all up from before the break. Don't look now, but he's turned in first-round value in standard leagues over the past month and is one of the best players to own in fantasy hoops.
Mike Conley doesn't have any wrist issues | 03/19/2013 2:01 AM
NewsMike Conley shot the ball well in Monday's 92-77 win over the Wolves, making 8-of-14 shots for 20 points with three boards, six assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.
ImpactHe is dealing with a minor right wrist injury and didn't even appear in the pre-game report from the team. The injury is to his non-shooting wrist and Conley should be deployed in all leagues.
Conley not mentioned in pregame injury report | 03/18/2013 7:59 PM
NewsMike Conley (non-shooting right wrist) was not mentioned in the pregame injury and game report provided by NBA.com.
ImpactWe didn't think the injury was serious and if it was it would almost certainly be reported here. Use him as you normally would and we'll keep our ear to the ground for updates.
Conley played w/ sprained right wrist on Sat | 03/18/2013 4:06 PM
NewsMike Conley played Saturday's game with a sprained right wrist according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal.
Memphis Commercial Appeal
ImpactConley's status for Monday's game doesn't appear to be in doubt, but we're marking him sidelined just in case. The Grizzlies have four games this week, and barring a negative report in the next few hours he should be in most if not all weekly lineups.
Mike Conley scores just 11 points vs. Nuggets | 03/16/2013 12:36 AM
NewsMike Conley shot 4-of-13 from the field in Friday's 87-80 loss to the Nuggets, adding six boards, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.
ImpactTheir offense was sputtering tonight and shot just 35.3 percent from the field. Memphis recently jumped Indiana for fewest points per game allowed on the season and their slower pace explains some of that. However, Conley is putting up solid numbers and he's a must-start point guard.
Mike Conley hands out career-high 15 assists | 03/13/2013 12:45 AM
NewsMike Conley hit just 4-of-12 shots and zero 3-pointers, but came through with 14 points, a career-high 15 assists, four rebounds and four steals in a tough win over the Blazers on Tuesday.
ImpactIt's hard to believe that's a career high for the established point guard, but it is. While his season is considered disappointing by some, he's been a reliable source of points, assists, steals and threes, as usual, and is going to be a very solid fantasy point guard for years to come.
Mike Conley scores 17 points with 11 dimes | 03/08/2013 11:57 PM
NewsMike Conley filled the stat sheet in Friday's win over the Cavs with 17 points, 11 assists, five steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.
ImpactHe shot 6-of-10 from the field and 4-of-5 from the charity stripe to make this a seven-category line. Conley has scored at least 13 points in each of his last four games with 1.5 triples and 2.5 steals in that span. He's a must-start point guard through thick and thin.
Mike Conley scores 20 points with six dimes | 03/06/2013 10:57 PM
NewsMike Conley shot 7-of-11 from the field for 20 points with three boards, six assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.
ImpactHe has been a mild disappointment so far this year, making just 43 percent from the field before tonight's gem. Conley has always been great at getting to the hoop and 43 percent of his shots from within five feet, but he's shooting just 47 percent on shots in that range after shooting 53 percent or greater in each of his last three season. He's still been a low-end PG1 in standard leagues and is a must-start option through thick and thin.
Conley bounces back on Friday vs. MIA | 03/02/2013 3:50 AM
NewsMike Conley bounced back from a cold shooting night on Wednesday to score 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds, eight assists and two steals in Friday's loss to the Heat.
ImpactWe mentioned that Conley was a good buy low candidate with a solid schedule down the stretch on Wednesday, and it'll be that much harder to acquire him after tonight. Marc Gasol scored 24 points with nine rebounds, four assists and one block, and Z-Bo went for 14 and nine with a steal in the loss.
Mike Conley hits 2-of-13 shots in win | 02/28/2013 2:35 AM
NewsMike Conley hit just 2-of-13 shots for five points, four rebounds, six assists and three steals in Wednesday's win over the Mavericks.
ImpactThis could be a great buy-low opportunity on Conley, especially given the Grizzlies' solid weekly games-played schedule going forward. They finish up 3-4-4-4-4-3-2, which should be very good for many playoff leagues. Conley had scored in double figures in his previous six games, and just didn't have it going tonight.
Mike Conley goes off with 22 points | 02/13/2013 12:20 AM
NewsMike Conley was outstanding in Tuesday's win over the Kings with 22 points, two rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.
ImpactHe hasn't really created much of a buzz, but Conley has provided third-round value in standard leagues this year. He still can be viewed as a bit of a buy-low guy since he provided just sixth-round value over the last month. His 2.3 steals per game rank second in the league and he should have more responsibility with Rudy Gay out of town.
Conley still tentative on offense vs. Dubs | 02/09/2013 2:33 AM
NewsMike Conley scored seven points on 2-of-7 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds, 10 assists, one steal, and one block in Friday's win over the Warriors.
ImpactThis line would be great if he would have scored a whole lot more, which has been the problem with Conley lately. Yes, the Warriors are soft inside and it made sense to go to the bigs tonight, but he needs to get be more assertive if he wants to climb back into the elite fantasy ranks.
Mike Conley looking to shoot more often | 02/02/2013 8:28 AM
NewsMike Conley acknowledged that he's looking to be more aggressive with his shot selection on offense.
Memphis Commercial Appeal
ImpactConley has shot 52 percent over his last five games and has been more aggressive coming off of pick and roll opportunities. "I'm a role player," Conley said. "I feel like that's what my role has jumped to. I have to be more offensive-minded." For the season, Conley is averaging 13.2 points, 5.7 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.3 3-pointers on 42.7 percent shooting.
Mike Conley scores 17 points in return vs OKC | 01/31/2013 11:42 PM
NewsMike Conley returned from his ankle injury against the Thunder on Thursday and shot 7-of-19 from the field for 17 points with three rebounds, four assists, three steals and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes.
ImpactHe looked healthy for the most part, but was settling for jumpers more often than usual. Only 11 percent of his attempts on Wednesday came at the rim, which is down 35 percent this season. Conley also had a season high of nine attempts from beyond the arc and he's safe to put back in all lineups.
Mike Conley (ankle) will play Thursday | 01/31/2013 8:17 PM
NewsMike Conley (ankle) will play against the Thunder on Thursday.
Ronald Tillery on Twitter
ImpactHe took part of non-contact practice on Wednesday and it's still unclear how close he is to 100 percent. Conley went right up until game time on Monday before he was ruled out, so there's a good chance he may be able to approach his usual load of 33.3 minutes per game. He should be in all lineups and Jerryd Bayless is just a lukewarm spot-start against OKC.
Mike Conley practices on limited basis Wed. | 01/30/2013 3:25 PM
NewsMike Conley (ankle) participated in the non-contact portion of practice Wednesday.
Ronald Tillery on Twitter
ImpactConley is hoping to return Thursday against the Thunder after getting two extra days of treatment on his ankle. It's good that he practiced today, but we'll have to see how his ankle responds overnight. We still consider him questionable for Thursday's game and owners will want to check back after shootaround tomorrow morning. Jerryd Bayless would get the start if Conley can't go against OKC.
Mike Conley (ankle) hoping to return Thursday | 01/29/2013 9:44 AM
NewsMike Conley (ankle) is hoping to return to the lineup on Thursday against the Thunder.
Memphis Commercial Appeal
ImpactConley will have two additional days of treatment to see how his ankle responds. Conley tested out the ankle on Monday before the game and said he wasn't feeling good moving on it, so he should be considered questionable at this time for Thursday. Jerryd Bayless would draw another start if Conley misses another game.
Update: Mike Conley (ankle) out vs. 76ers | 01/28/2013 7:30 PM
NewsUpdating a previous report, Mike Conley (ankle) will not play on Monday.
ImpactJerryd Bayless will have his hands full vs. Jrue Holiday and the 76ers, but he makes for an intriguing spot-starter. Conley will have a few days to rest before the Grizzlies next game in Oklahoma City on Thursday.
Mike Conley will 'probably' play on Monday | 01/28/2013 10:49 AM
NewsCoach Lionel Hollins said that Mike Conley (ankle) will "probably" play on Monday, but there is "no real word" on his availability.
Memphis Commercial Appeal
ImpactThis looks like good news after Conley was lifted from Sunday's game and was in a walking boot on Sunday night. However, it's still very possible Conley misses Monday's game depending on how his ankle responded overnight, but the initial report is that Conley escaped serious injury. It's also worth noting that Conley said he was dealing with "a lot of pain" and said that it was more of a "bone bruise than a sprain."
Mike Conley in a walking boot, iffy Monday | 01/27/2013 10:41 PM
NewsMike Conley, who left Sunday's game after four minutes due to a sprained left ankle, was in a walking boot after the game and unsure about his availability for Monday's game against the Sixers.
Peter Edmiston on Twitter
ImpactGiven the fact he didn't return tonight and is in a walking boot, we'd be surprised to see him on the court Monday night, giving owners in a weekly leagues a tough decision to make. If he's out, Jerryd Bayless is going to be worth a pick-and-play until Conley is back.
Mike Conley (ankle) out for game Sunday | 01/27/2013 7:41 PM
NewsMike Conley suffered a sprained left ankle in Sunday's game against the Hornets and he will not return.
Conley scores 19 points against the Kings | 01/19/2013 1:57 AM
NewsMike Conley hit just 7-of-16 shots against the Kings on Friday, but still managed 19 points with five rebounds, four assists, one steal, and two 3-pointers.
ImpactConley got caught up in junk ball but was able to put up numbers in that environment. He has been a mixed bag lately and we wouldn't use tonight's game as a measuring stick.
Conley has another rough outing Wednesday | 01/17/2013 1:17 AM
NewsMike Conley scored just 10 points with two rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in Wednesday's loss to the Spurs.
ImpactHe's been cold in his last three, averaging 7.3 points, 2.7 assist and 1.0 boards. Conley is second in the league in steals and he's hitting a career-high 1.3 triples per game this year, so offering a buy-low deal could pay dividends.
Mike Conley scores 16 in win over Warriors | 01/10/2013 2:42 AM
NewsMike Conley had 16 points, two rebounds, four assists, three steals and a 3-pointer on 6-of-12 shooting in Wednesday's win over the Warriors.
ImpactConley might be heating up after scoring 15 points on Monday, and is now averaging 13.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.2 3-pointers over his last five games, and has hit double digits in scoring in three of his last five games, which is a plus.
Conley gets back on track against the Kings | 01/08/2013 3:36 AM
NewsMike Conley scored 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting (including two threes) with five rebounds, eight assists, one steal, and one block in Monday's blowout win over the Kings.
ImpactConley has been slumping a little bit but has been more hit than miss over the past week, so maybe he's ready to resume being an elite fantasy asset. Marc Gasol scored 13 points with six boards, three assists and two blocks, Zach Randolph posted 17 points with seven rebounds, four assists and a three, and Rudy Gay went cold with eight points on 2-of-10 shooting with an otherwise solid stat line in the win.
Conley struggles with the flu on Friday | 01/05/2013 4:51 AM
NewsMike Conley struggled in Friday's loss, scoring six points on 2-of-8 shooting (no threes) with three rebounds, three assists, and two steals.
ImpactThere was a rumor that Conley was struggling with the flu, and he has dealt with minor issues like that during the past two up-and-down weeks. The Grizzlies were without Zach Randolph (flu), Rudy Gay (19 points, 8-of-21 FGs, nine rebounds) played with a heavy heart due to the death of his grandmother, and Tony Allen really struggled with four points on 2-of-9 shooting with three rebounds, one assist, and zero steals in the loss.
Mike Conley finally shoots the ball well | 01/03/2013 1:16 AM
NewsMike Conley shot 8-of-15 from the field for 23 points with three rebounds, nine assists, one steal and three 3-pointers against the Celtics on Wednesday.
ImpactIt's a nice way to start 2013 for Conley after he shot a putrid 34.0 percent from the field in December. It was also the first time he made three 3-pointers in a game in over one month. Conley has still put up third-round value in standard eight-cat leagues and is one of the more under-appreciated players in fantasy hoops.
Career Regular Season Statistics
Career Playoff Statistics
2012 Game Highs
|Minutes||47.8||vs. Okl||Mar 20||51.1|
|FG Made||11||vs. SA||Apr 1||10|
|FG Attempts||21||vs. Okl||Mar 20||18|
|3Pts Made||4||vs. Tor||Nov 28||4|
|3Pts Attempts||9||at Okl||Jan 31||7|
|FT Made||12||at NY||Mar 27||8|
|FT Attempts||14||at NY||Mar 27||10|
|Total Rebounds||7||2 times-last:at Hou||last:Apr 12||7|
|Offensive Rebounds||4||at Tor||Feb 20||2|
|Defensive Rebounds||7||at Hou||Apr 12||5|
|Assists||15||at Por||Mar 12||12|
|Steals||6||vs. Det||Nov 30||5|
|Blocks||3||at Chi||Jan 19||2|
|Turnovers||7||at Den||Mar 15||5|
|Points||26||at NY||Mar 27||22|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Games Started||81||2010-11 (Mem)|
|FG Made||423||2010-11 (Mem)|
|FG Attempts||953||2010-11 (Mem)|
|3Pts Made||88||2008-09 (Mem)|
|3Pts Attempts||217||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Mem)|
|3Pt %||.406||2008-09 (Mem)|
|FT Made||181||2010-11 (Mem)|
|FT Attempts||247||2010-11 (Mem)|
|Total Rebounds||276||2008-09 (Mem)|
|Total Rebounds/Game||3.4||2008-09 (Mem)|