Conley wants Grizzlies to make moves before re-signing


Star point guard Mike Conley said the Memphis Grizzlies and their activity in the free-agency market will determine whether he re-signs or not.

Conley is an unrestricted free agent but the 28-year-old gave no assurances over his future in Memphis following the Grizzlies' elimination in the first round of the NBA play-offs.

Derailed by injuries to a number of key personnel, namely Marc Gasol and Conley, the Grizzlies suffered a four-game sweep to the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, having pushed the Golden State Warriors to six games in last season's Western Conference semi-finals.

While he wants to stay, Conley - selected with pick four in the 2007 NBA Draft - is waiting to see what the Grizzlies do during the off-season before committing to the franchise.

"It's no secret," Conley said. "Everybody's wondering if we can bring together enough guys in the off-season.

"They have the right formula. They have enough money and an opportunity to find the right guy. But will we be able to attract this person or that person?

"We need to be committed to doing the things, whatever it may be and however hard the decision may be, in order to get us where we need to go."

Conley, who averaged 15.3 points and 6.1 assists in 2015-16, added: "This city is all I know. I've grown up here. But I understand it's a business and that can be the hard part.

"I don't think any of us are underpaid. But I have done a lot in even the last contract. I probably outplayed that one. So I know that I've been working very hard to achieve an even better one. That's something I'm looking forward to. I'm trying to establish that while I'm still in my prime."