NBA Trade Grades: Jazz deal for Mike Conley

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The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to send Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz for a package of players and picks. Here are NBA Trade Grades for both sides.

With the Toronto Raptors being crowned NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors on the mend and the 2019-20 season apparently wide open, teams on the cusp of greatness are already making offseason moves to ascend the NBA ladder.

The Los Angeles Lakers made the necessary decision to trade for Anthony Davis, and now the Utah Jazz are making an understated play that could pay off in a big way next season.

As first reported by The Athletic‘s Shams Charania, Utah has agreed to a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies for star point guard Mike Conley. As ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski reported, the Grizz will get Grayson Allen, Jae Crowder, Kyle Korver and two first round picks in the exchange.

The first draft pick will be Utah’s 2019 first round selection at No. 23. According to The Daily Memphian‘s Chris Herrington, the other first-rounder will be a 2020 pick, protected 1-7 and 15-30 (it will convey if it lands 8-14).

The protections are the same in 2021 if the pick doesn’t convey in 2020, and then will become protected 1-6 in 2022, 1-3 in 2023, top-1 protected in 2024 and convert to two second-rounders in 2025.

With this move, the Jazz make their push to make some noise in the West, while the Grizzlies accelerate their rebuild by dealing away the last remaining vestige of the Grit-N-Grind era. The question is, how did each side fare? To sort it out, here are NBA Trade Grades for both sides.