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Has Mike Conley Earned His Contract This Year?

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In the sense that he's justified why it was 100% necessary to retain him, yes.

 

Living up to the largest contract signed in NBA history for what you would expect of said player? No. But that's not Mike Conley's problem. The franchise likely could have locked him up for fewer dollars, but it is what it is. We pre-emptively MAXed out Rudy Gay as well when we didn't have to. Just the way this organization seems to do business.

 

At the end of the day though, I am happy he is a Grizzlie.

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Yeah he has earned year 1 of his deal. The first couple of years was never the problem. Its when he is Tony Parker caliber (or worse) towards year 4 or 5 and he is making 30 million plus that's its gone get ugly.

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He's getting paid exactly what he should be getting under the new cap

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I think Conley has earned almost 1/5th of his contract this season. Considering it's a 5 year contract that is all anyone can ask for so far. How he performs in the playoffs will determine if he under-performed or out-performed his first year of the contract.  

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Yep, and if the contract's not appropriate, that's the fault of the league, players and agents collectively. 

And especially the owners. As in MLB, as soon as someone's willing to overpay, even if there;'s a penalty for it, quite a few teams feel they have to follow. 

Won't change until the penalty is something other than money. 

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Yeah he has earned year 1 of his deal. The first couple of years was never the problem. Its when he is Tony Parker caliber (or worse) towards year 4 or 5 and he is making 30 million plus that's its gone get ugly.

 

Yep -- I'm just hoping he can keep up this production for at least 2 more seasons which is possible. Maybe even 3 seasons. I'll be willing to bite the bullet on that final year then. 

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if  the Grizz hadn't maxed Conley he could have gone to another team, leaving the Grizz sorely lacking at the most important position on a NBA team. I feel the Grizz made the right decision.

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if  the Grizz hadn't maxed Conley he could have gone to another team, leaving the Grizz sorely lacking at the most important position on a NBA team. I feel the Grizz made the right decision.

 

So fear of Conley leaving justifies any contract size in your opinion. 

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So fear of Conley leaving justifies any contract size in your opinion. 

 

No, but imo, his overall play this season justifies his !st year of his contract.

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No, but imo, his overall play this season justifies his !st year of his contract.

 

Can't argue with that. 

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So fear of Conley leaving justifies any contract size in your opinion.

You can't low ball your best player and risk him leaving

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I have high respect for mike conley the player and the person.  He is close to all star calibur in my eyes, but he still has too many nights of "average numbers" for my liking.  I believe some of this is from his injuries, and i thought he played better two years ago before he got his face smashed.  I still think that was the year the grizz should have won the title.  Now it seems he is having injuries keeping him from ever getting into full stride.

 

No, i don't think he is worth that much money per year.  I think we overpaid, and i get the reasons why we might have done this.  One positive thing is it does send the message around the nba that the grizz WILL spend the money. 

 

In truth, we had mike for a couple years and were severely underpaying him.  So part of me is very happy for mike and i think he is deserving, but i am worried about how his contract will play out over time.

 

If mike could just stay healthy for a long period of time, i believe his numbers will come up.

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30 million dollar players don't "earn" their money during the regular season.....

 

Boom.

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mike not worth 30million a year only L.JAMES is. but i,m happy with is play this year and gasol also

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30 million dollar players don't "earn" their money during the regular season.....

Exactly...

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30 million dollar players don't "earn" their money during the regular season.....

OK. Let's see how he does in the playoffs

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Simple question

My answer: Definitely, especially considering what all the NBA "fan darlings" are going to get in the upcoming FA

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Why can't he make the all star game? Is it political or he's just not that great?

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mike not worth 30million a year only L.JAMES is. but i,m happy with is play this year and gasol also

Since LeBron makes $31 mil this season and Mike only makes $26 mil, I guess that is more appropriate isn't it?

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Why can't he make the all star game? Is it political or he's just not that great?

 

Had Mike not gotten injured then I think he would have made it this year. If they can find a proper way to get another starting wing that can be a playmaker and increase Mike's scoring load then I think that gives him a better shot next season at making it.

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Had Mike not gotten injured then I think he would have made it this year. If they can find a proper way to get another starting wing that can be a playmaker and increase Mike's scoring load then I think that gives him a better shot next season at making it.

 

 

 Great point!  I know he's shooting for IT in 2018.

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