Mike Conley’s first season with Utah Jazz was not too bright. Injuries and lack of production have so far hindered Conley’s season. However, the veteran point guard still offers leadership on the pitch. Barring unforeseen circumstances, Conley is expected to raise his $ 34.5 million option for the 2020-21 season.
Towards next year, Utah Jazz is staggering above the salary limit including Conley’s option. The Jazz are a team contending for the playoffs and only need to reinforce their roster to improve their title odds. Jazz might be better to swap Conley, if possible, to free up space on the hat.
The Knicks could be the perfect suitor for Conley. The Knicks can acquire Conley in their maximum space, assuming that the team waives most of their unsecured contracts. The Knicks can send away some of their cheaper alternatives, including Dennis Smith Jr., Reggie Bullock, Wayne Ellington or anyone else who wants Jazz. If the Knicks manage to reach Conley and some choices from the 2nd round, it is much more than fair.
Conley could be the perfect veteran presence for the future Knicks guard to come out of the 2020 NBA Draft. Someone like LaMelo Ball can certainly learn a lot from Conley. The veteran can also stabilize the bench unit, further accelerating the development of the children on the team.