Conley Having Breakout Year for Grizzlies
The Memphis Grizzlies have been one of best teams in the league through the first six weeks of the 2012-13 season. They’re currently 14-5, hold the third seed in the Western Conference and have big wins over the Miami HEAT, New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder.
The 25-year-old (Mike) Conley is having one of the best seasons of his young career, averaging 13.9 points, 6.3 assists and 2.6 steals. Not only is his 13.9 points a career-high, he’s shooting a career-best 45.5 percent from the field and 43.5 from three-point range.
Conley has stepped up for the Grizzlies and leads their attack on both ends of the court. On the defensive end, he is able to create turnovers with his quick hands and he’s tied with Chris Paul for most steals per game. On the offensive end, he has improved as a scorer and shooter, but his bread and butter is still running the offense and facilitating for his talented teammates.