Jazz point guard Mike Conley Jr. is an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and spent some time addressing the topic after being eliminated from the Wester Conference playoffs by the Clippers.
“Obviously you know how I feel about our team and the city and the fans,” Conley said, via Ryan McDonald and Sarah Todd of the Deseret News. “It’s been just a wonderful two years. Definitely an up and down two years but wonderful regardless of how it ended last night.
“Free agency is free agency…it’s something that I have to sit back and consider with my family and when that time comes, make the decision that’s best for us, myself.
“Like I said, obviously I’ve had a great time here, great, great experiences, coaches — Coach (Quin Snyder) and the players, (Donovan Mitchell) and (Rudy Gobert) and everybody, so we’ll just have to see what happens.”
Conley, 33, averaged 16.2 points and 6.0 assists in 51 regular-season games, making his first All-Star appearance. A strained hamstring limited him to five games in the playoffs, but he remained productive with averages of 15.3 points and 7.7 assists.
He proved to be a great fit alongside Mitchell, helping the Jazz finish with the league’s best record. So there’s no doubt the Jazz would love to have Conley back. But as is always the case, the dollars will have to make sense — for both parties.
“Obviously I can’t speak, look into the future what exactly will happen,” Conley said. “It’s actually like my first time being a real free agent, so it’ll be interesting, but I did love it here and we’ll see what happens.”