After another disappointing showing in the 2021-22 NBA Playoffs, the Utah Jazz could be on the verge of disbanding their core players in a bid to head in a new direction moving forward. According to Bleacher Report, one of those players would be Mike Conley who is already past his prime at age 34. Still, he served as a valuable contributor to the Jazz after averaging 13.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 5.3 assists through 72 games played in the regular season.
Currently, Conley is about to enter the second season of his three-year contract with the Jazz. In the case that the team decides to part ways with him in the near future, the veteran playmaker is still expected to attract a good number of suitors who are willing to arrange a trade to acquire his services. Despite his advancing age, he can still be a key piece in a contending squad for the 2022-23 season and beyond.
With that said, let’s take a look at the three best trade destinations for Mike Conley.
3. Mike Conley-Celtics
The Boston Celtics may be the least likely out of all the teams listed here to pull off a trade, given that they are still in contention in the playoffs thus far. Despite not needing to make major changes to their roster at the moment, sending a package to acquire Conley’s services may just allow the team to play at a higher level next season.
In 2021-22, the Celtics settled with Marcus Smart being the primary ball-handler for the team. He manages to get things done for Boston though he’s still not a natural facilitator. And the team might need one if they want to have a better ball distribution among their players moving forward.