Reading this was tough, to be honest. I mean, I guess if wanting to lock up your “star” point guard to a large extension after a good pre-season and 3 regular season games is on the agenda, why not, right? But, did anybody think to tell GM Chris Wallace that Mike Conley has proven absolutely nothing since he got drafted? I’m not even sure if this guy is an above-average point guard. And yet, now, he stands to make more than other (better) point guards like Jason Kidd, Mo Williams, Andre Miller and Devin Harris. I’m just completely lost on this one.
Wallace decided to sign Rudy Gay to a contract that he had no business getting (probably $20 million more than he should have), and now, he goes and does this? Stupid move. It will come back to haunt, especially for a small market team. How are you going to commit that much to 2 players who have a combined 0 all-star, all-nba, all-defensive, all-anything appearances? Then again, it is the Grizzlies. When have they ever been relevant? Enjoy last place in the Southwest Division…again.