NBA Rumors: Jazz Trying To Trade Another Guard, Too

With all the trade talk surrounding Donovan Mitchell, we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that Utah Jazz CEO Danny Ainge is far from finished making moves, Mitchell-related or not. 

Another Jazz guard is on the trade block, according to Tony Jones of The Athletic. He confirmed oa Spotify Live session with NBA Insider Marc Stein, that Utah has had trade discussions with several teams this offseason about point guard Mike Conley. 

The 34-year-old guard, however will earn $22.7M this season, and $24.3M in 2023-24 (though that one is only partially guaranteed at $14M). All in all, his hefty contract will make him hard to trade right now, admitted Jones. A trade deadline deal could be more likely.

Conley played only his second full season in five years in 2021-22, starting 72 games for the Jazz, while averaging 13.7 points—his lowest output in ten years—and 5.3 assists. His three-point shooting hasn't slipped at all though, as he hit treys at about a 41% clip for the second year in a row. He averages 38% from long range over the course of his 15-year career. 

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