Memphis Grizzlies’ Mike Conley Must Be More Consistent at Point Guard

November 28th, 2009 by A. Enslen Butler Leave a reply »
It should not surprise Mike Conley that the Memphis Grizzlies' keep signing free agents who play one position: point guard.

You can debate the signings of Allen Iverson and Jamaal Tinsley. You can argue that both players are nothing more than stopgap measures and are not long-term solutions. But you can not argue that both signings are signals to the third-year player. The message: If you are not more consistent running the team, the team will move on and find someone who can.


Conley only had four points on 2-for-7 shooting in 22 minutes in the Grizzlies' 106-96 road win against Portland Friday. It is the latest in a string of inconsistent starts.
In last Saturday's game against Milwaukee, fans got to see a comparison between Conley and Bucks rookie point guard Brandon Jennings. Jennings scored 26 points in a 103-98 road win. Conley was responsible for guarding Jennings, who scored 24 second-half points. Clearly, the team's management are believers, to a point. They have already extended his contract by picking up the team's option for the 2010-2011 season. They also had the chance to draft Ricky Rubio with the second overall pick or ...

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