• Lee Jenkins: Mike Conley finally coming into his own for Memphis Grizzlies

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated May 26, 2013
    Four Grizzlies were crowded on the right side of the floor as Mike Conley dribbled in place, waiting for his teammates to find their seats so Memphis could get down to business. He’s actually been that guy for years, if you think about it, and he answers to the name “Mike Conley.” Without much force or confidence, Gasol offered a step-up screen to Conley's right that didn't nick Kawhi Leonard, whose pressure pushed Conley a good 35 feet from the basket. Finally, there was some hope. The club's restructured front office, installed by 35-year-old owner Robert Pera, wanted to make a bet on Conley. The Grizzlies were criticized even by their head coach "When you have champagne taste," Lionel Hollins cracked, "you can't be on a beer budget" but the move was not motivated solely by money. The entire San Antonio defense has gone all out in an attempt to prevent clear post-up position for Randolph, while taking away Marc Gasol’s passing angles from both the high and low post, along with Gasol’s abilities to adapt to a broken play and answer with either a face-up or turnaround jumper. The spacing was all wrong.
    Source: CNNSI.com
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    • Confidence Man: Memphis may be known for its force in the paint, …

      Memphis may be known for its force in the paint, but point guard Mike Conley really runs the show. Conley has had a breakout year since the Rudy Gay trade, writes Lee Jenkins.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Confidence Man: Memphis may be known for its force in the paint, …

      Memphis may be known for its force in the paint, but point guard Mike Conley really runs the show. Conley has had a breakout year since the Rudy Gay trade, writes Lee Jenkins.
      Source: CNNSI.com

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