Tuesday NBA Roundup: Mike Conley’s Injury Means Dark Days Ahead for Grizzlies

November 29th, 2016 by Adam Fromal Leave a reply »

Everything was finally going right for the Memphis Grizzlies. 

Other than Chandler Parsons and Tony Allen, the key pieces on Beale Street had been healthy and active during the early portion of the 2016-17 campaign. Mike Conley was thriving on offense, doing everything possible to justify the enormous contract he signed over the offseason. Marc Gasol had even added three-point range to his arsenal. 

But then The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski dropped a bomb Tuesday, deflating the team's 11-7 opening with unfortunate news about the star point guard:

If the Grizzlies are experiencing flashbacks to last year's injury-riddled campaign, we can't blame them. But take solace in one major difference: The 2015-16 injuries came late in the year and virtually ended their chances of making a postseason run, while this is happening early enough that health for the playoffs is by no means unattainable. 

Of course, Memphis still has to make it past 82 games, and that's a daunting task with Parsons still shelved and Conley expected to miss between six and eight weeks, per Wojnarowski.

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