Reports: Mike Conley agrees to stay with Jazz

Published August 3, 2021, 6:00 AMNBA.com News Services

Conley earned his 1st career All-Star berth this season after averaging 16.2 points and 6.0 assists.

Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley is staying with the team he achieved his first All-Star berth, agreeing to a reported three-year, $68 million deal per Shams Charania of The Athletic. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski also reports the deal is for three years, but says it will be for $72.5 million.

Conley struggled with recurring hamstring injuries during his two seasons in Utah. A hamstring strain caused him to miss all but one game in the Western Conference semifinals with the LA Clippers.

When healthy, Conley ran the offense smoothly and efficiently. His presence freed up Jazz stars Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert to have a greater impact on offense and defense, respectively. Conley also earned his first career NBA All-Star nod this past season after averaging 16.2 points and 6.0 assists in 51 regular-season games. He also offered valuable leadership on the court and in the locker room.

For his part, Conley expressed a willingness to continuing his career with the franchise. He enjoyed being part of the Jazz over a pair of up-and-down seasons.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.