Jazz Determined To Bring Back Mike Conley Jr.

The Jazz intend to make “every attempt” to re-sign point guard Mike Conley Jr., according to Tony Jones of The Athletic.Mike Conley Jr

Conley will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. The Mavericks also are expected to have him on their radar.

Conley, 33, averaged 16.2 points and 6.0 assists, shooting a career-high 41.2 percent on 3-pointers while making his first All-Star Game appearance. The Jazz finished with the league’s best record, but were eliminated by the Clippers in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs.

Conley was injured for much of the series, missing all but the final game with a hamstring issue. Given his injury history, the Jazz may are going to need a point guard capable of playing starter’s minutes even if Conley does return, Jones suggested.

Utah has undergone a facelift in the front office, with Justin Zanik replacing Dennis Lindsey as the head of basketball operations. So it will be up to Zanik to try to get Conley to a lineup that also features guard Donovan Mitchell, center Rudy Gobert and others.

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