Mike Conley Out for 6-8 Weeks with Fractured Vertebrae

Photo Credit: Muzul

Memphis Grizzlies’ point guard Mike Conley, the highest paid player in the history of the NBA, will be out for 6 to 8 weeks with a transverse process fracture in his vertebrae.

Conley, 29, has been in the NBA for 10 seasons, all with the Grizzlies. He is coming off of a season in which he played in 56 games and averaged 31.4 minutes per game, 15.3 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game, 6.1 assists per game, 0.3 blocks per game, and 1.2 steals per game. He shot 42.2% from the field, 36.3% from 3-point range, and 83.4% from the free throw line.

So far this season, Conley has played in 17 games and averaged 32.2 minutes per game, 19.2 points per game, 3.6 rebounds per game, 5.7 assists per game, 0.6 blocks per game, and 1.4 steals per game. He is shooting 44.0% from the field, 46.7% from 3-point range, and 89.7% from the free throw line.

Over his 10-year NBA career, Conley has played in 654 games and averaged 32.5 minutes per game, 13.7 points per game, 2.9 rebounds per game, 5.6 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, and 1.5 steals per game. His career shooting percentages are 44.0% from the field, 37.7% from 3-point range, and 81.0% from the free throw line.

 

-Asher Fair

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