I just saw where the Memphis Grizzlies gave Mike Conley a 5 year/$40 million deal. MIKE effing CONLEY!?!
This is the same front office that didn't offer their 2 first round draft picks the customary 120% rookie scale contracts and let those rookies sit out almost all of the offseason before finally relenting during training camp.
This same front office was pulling that cheap stunt while signing Rudy Gay to an $86 million deal (presumably to keep him from bolting to Minny where he could join Kevin Love to form the Gay/Love wing combo).
If Raymond Felton was worth 7.5 tops, and Steve Blake was worth like 4 million, what are the Memphis folks smoking to pay Conley 8 million?
This is going to skew and screw the salary numbers for other point guards like DJ. Seriously, I am trying to think of a worse starting PG than Mike Conley...whoever Miami puts out there is close, but no one else comes to mind. How can they look themselves in the mirror everyday and make these bizarre deals. Its like a schizophrenic that no one keeps an eye on. I know one thing, their owner better not be crying at the CBA negotiations after pulling a stunt like this. Also, if I am an owner (like MJ or any other small market owner) I am whooping that guy's ass for the Conley deal.