MEMPHIS (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies plan to retire Mike Conley’s No. 11 jersey.
Conley played for Memphis for 12 seasons before he was traded to Utah in a move that was approved by the NBA on Saturday.
Grizzlies Owner Robert J. Pera says in a release that Conley “represented the Grizzlies and the City of Memphis with true heart and class during his 12 seasons. His talent, determination and resilience elevated our team to a perennial playoff contender, and his altruism and sportsmanship helped shape the community focused nature of our franchise.”
GRIZZLIES ACQUIRE HOWARD
A person familiar with the situation says the Washington Wizards have traded center Dwight Howard to the Grizzlies for forward CJ Miles.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the trade hasn’t been announced. Stadium first reported that Washington had traded Howard. ESPN first reported additional details of the trade and said the Grizzlies plan to waive Howard or trade him elsewhere.
MEMPHIS DEALS WITH PHOENIX
The Phoenix Suns have traded Josh Jackson and De’Anthony Melton to the Memphis Grizzlies for guards Jevon Carter and Kyle Korver.
Phoenix also parted with a 2020 second-round pick and a conditional 2021 second-round selection in Sunday’s deal.
The move marks an abrupt end to Jackson’s tenure in the desert.
The No. 4 overall pick of 2017 NBA draft, Jackson was expected to lead the Suns back to the playoffs. He never quite lived up to the hype, averaging 12.3 points in two seasons. He also was detained this summer when police say he refused to leave a music festival VIP area he had entered without a pass.
Carter played 39 games with the Grizzlies as a rookie last season.
Korver’s contact is expected to be bought out by Phoenix.