VOL. 131 | NO. 141 | Friday, July 15, 2016
Grizzlies Officially Sign Conley to Long-Term Contract
Daily News staff
Mike Conley said "it's great to be back" Thursday, July 14, after signing a multi-year contract to remain with the Memphis Grizzlies.
(Daily News/Andrew J. Breig)
Per team policy, details of the contract were not released Thursday afternoon, but it has been widely reported the Grizzlies offered their starting point guard a maximum five-year deal for $153 million.
Conley said "it's going to be an exciting run," referring to the core group of teammates – Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol and Tony Allen – who he will continue to play with. Asked what the deciding factor was in his free agency decision to stay in Memphis, Conley said with a smile it was the "conductor video" his teammates put together calling him the maestro of Memphis.
"I love my teammates."
On free agent signee Chandler Parsons, a sharp-shooting forward who left the Dallas Mavericks to sign a reported four-year, $94 million contract with the Grizzlies, Conley said they had discussions. When he learned Parsons was excited about the prospect of coming to Memphis, he told Parsons, "we can really do some damage together."