KEY POINTS

  • Mike Conley could be shipped by the Jazz for his underwhelming numbers
  • The Clippers may consider Conley, but the lack of financial resources may hinder the move
  • The Jazz may change it up with Conley hardly proving to be a factor this season

The Utah Jazz are searching for answers after falling short anew this 2021-22 NBA season.

Although they are seen as a force to reckon with, the Jazz management is expected to assess the current players on the roster and try to figure out who will stay or go.

One name that could be traded is Mike Conley.

Conley played in 72 games and averaged 13.7 points, 5.3 assists, and three rebounds in 28.6 minutes of action for the Jazz for the 2021-22 season.

But for someone who was paid $21 million last season, the 6-foot-1 guard could have done better.

He had better numbers in 2020-21 when he averaged 16.2 points, six assists, and 3.5 rebounds in 29.4 minutes.

However, Conley played only 51 games in that run.

Conley still has two years left in his contract and will earn about $47 million.

Paring that with his performance in the last two seasons, there is a possibility that Utah may trade the pesky guard.

One team that could make sense for Conley is the Los Angeles Clippers, Eric Pincus of the Bleacher Report suggested.

But for this trade to work, the Clippers will have to trade away some assets.

One name that was mentioned is big man Ivica Zubac plus some other assets to make room for Conley.

The Clippers are strapped for cash with most of the money invested in Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

However, adding a veteran guard could help the Clippers' huge void that was noticeable this season.

It is one position that head coach Tyronn Lue is expected to work on, and several names have been mentioned as potential targets.

Among the possible players that the Clippers could target include Jalen Brunson, Dennis Schroder, Goran Dragic, Jevon Carter, D.J. Augustin, Sports Illustrated reported.

Mike Conley
The Detroit Pistons and the Utah Jazz are targeting Mike Conley of the Memphis Grizzlies. Pictured: Mike Conley #11 of the Memphis Grizzlies reacts during free throws against the Atlanta Hawks at McCamish Pavilion on October 9, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Getty Images/Kevin C. Cox
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