It had even been reported earlier today that a trade with the Utah Jazz seemed destined to happen. The exact mechanics of the deal would be complicated, given the two years and $66 million remaining on Conley's contract, but the teams still might be able to agree to a trade by the February 7 National Basketball Association trade deadline.
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In the most recent trade rumors, Lowry was rumored to be involved in a trade that would send him and Jonas Valenciunas to Memphis in exchange for Marc Gasol and Mike Conley.
"Derrick Favors' camp has been in touch with the Jazz, and to their understanding, the trade rumors are real with him and Rubio being linked to a Mike Conley Jr. deal". Vincent Ellis of the Detroit Free Press says that the Pistons "aren't expecting to land Conley" at the moment.
Kyle Lowry is in his seventh season with the Toronto Raptors and he hopes it's where he'll stay.
"I think [the Raptors] will make decisions for themselves". He's shown his commitment to this city, now it's time to build a time around him and make a run in the Eastern Conference.
Conley scored 25 points and handed out 9 assists for Memphis and Jaren Jackson added 23 in the Grizzlies' second straight win, 108-106.
"It's a business", the All-Star point guard reasons. I think that's just how they work, how they operate.
It does sound like Utah may have already known about Conley's preference to go to the East. They make moves, and they make moves for the best of the organization. It may not be exactly what he's looking for but it would still be a good move for his career. "Now Memphis is working on deals with Detroit and Toronto".