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Grizzlies thank Mike Conley for contributions to franchise, announce plan to retire his jersey – CBSSports.com

After years of putting off the inevitable, the Memphis Grizzlies finally traded Mike Conley earlier this offseason. Ahead of the 2019 NBA Draft, the Grizzlies traded Conley to the Utah Jazz in exchange for Grayson Allen, Kyle Korver and two first-round picks, one of which they used on Brandon Clarke on draft night.

Mike Conley represented the Grizzlies and the City of Memphis with true heart and class during his 12 seasons. His talent, determination and resilience elevated our team to a perennial playoff contender, and his altriuism and sportsmanship helped shape the community focused nature of our franchise. For his innumberable contributions on the court and in our community, Mike will always be a beloved Memphian. We are proud that Mike’s #11 jersey will one day be raised to the rafters in FedEx Forum.

Now, with the Moratorium lifted, the trade has become official, and in the aftermath Grizzlies owner Robert J. Pera released a statement thanking Conley for his contributions to the franchise and city. In addition, Pera announced that the Grizzlies will one day retire Conley’s jersey. 

Pera’s statement:

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