Jazz the rumored frontrunners if Grizzlies move Conley

Mike Conley

The Utah Jazz are reportedly not putting big man Derrick Favors on the table in Mike Conley trade talks with the Memphis Grizzlies at the moment, according to Tony Jones of The Athletic.

The veteran guard has been a likely candidate to be traded given the team's change in direction over the past two seasosn and the fact that the Grizz will have an opportunity to draft point guard Ja Morant to fill that spot in their lineup later this week.

If the Jazz do trade for Conley, it essentially guarantees current point guard Ricky Rubio will sign elsewhere in unrestricted free agency.

Conley, who will turn 32 years old in October, is set to make $32.5 million during the 2019-20 season, which makes this trade a little hard but one that the Jazz can make happen with their current salary cap situation and the amount of flexibility it offers. From your perspective, what would Conley do for Utah next season on the court?

This isn't the first time that Conley's name has come up in trade talks.

"I'll play anywhere", Conley told reporters. He is guaranteed $32 million in 2019-20 and any team looking to make a trade would also have to be willing to pay him $34.5 million in the 2020-21 season as part of his original five-year, $153 million contract.

The other piece that would nearly have to be involved in order to get Conley to Salt Lake City is Utah's No. 23 overall pick for the upcoming draft.

The Utah Jazz are considered a frontrunner to acquire Conley as they have had ongoing discussions.

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