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Veteran point guard Mike Conley has chosen not to exercise his "early-termination clause" in his contract and will return to the Jazz for the 2020-2021 season making $34.5M.
After making the playoffs last season, Conley seems on board to run it again next year with a corps of Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell leading the way. Conley had a quiet regular season marred by injuries where he averaged 14.4 points, 4.4 assists, and 3.2 rebounds per game. Once the playoffs hit though, Conley kicked it into second gear and churned out 19.8 points, 5.2 assists, and 2.8 rebounds in an exciting and disappointing first-round loss to the Nuggets. Expect to see similar usage next season as his minutes will likely be monitored throughout his 14th season as a pro.
Mike Conley logged 21 points (7-13 FG, 4-6 3PT, 3-4 FT), six assists, five rebounds, and one steal in Sunday's Game 6 loss to the Nuggets.
Conley has played great in all four games since returning from paternity leave, scoring 27, 26, 17, and 21 in each performance. The Jazz will have to face off for Game 7 and they will certainly lean on Conley's veteran savviness and efficient offensive game.
Mike Conley contributed 17 points (5-12 FG, 2-6 3PT, 5-6 FT), four rebounds, five assists, one steal, and one block over 34 minutes of play Tuesday.
Conley took a step back after posting at least 26 points in his first two games of the playoff series against the Nuggets. He'll look to bounce back in Game 6 on Thursday.
Mike Conley logged 26 points (8-13 FG, 4-8 3PT, 6-6 FT), four assists, two steals, ad a rebound in Sunday's win over the Nuggets.
Conley set his career playoff-high on Friday with 27 and came up just short in Sunday's effort. In just two games Conley has been pretty dominant, even when taking a backseat to Donovan Mitchell. He's averaging over 12 more points per game than he posted in the regular season.
Mike Conley logged a game-high 27 points (9-13 FG, 7-8 3PT, 2-2 FT), four assists, and a steal in Friday's 124-87 beatdown of the Nuggets.
Mike Conley missed the first two games of this series for the birth of his child but returned from his quarantine COVID-free and stroking. He sunk 7-of-8 from deep and set his career-high for the playoffs. He's scored 20-plus in 5-of-7 games since the bubble started and has switched into playoff gear where his veteran leadership should help the Jazz.