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Conley to New York?… Maybe Next year…
Conley did a lot of lobbying with Gasol last summer to stay with the Grizzlies when he could have left town as a free agent. Conley’s persistence played a role in Gasol never even taking a phone call from another team. According to sources, Conley might look around, but he’s not running for the exits if he gets a max deal from Memphis that could get him a salary starting at $25 million.
Even with the Rockets, Mavericks and Spurs expected to go after Conley this summer, the Grizzlies have a very good chance of keeping him with a max offer that will top anything the Knicks or other teams can dangle by around $30 million, via the extra fifth season and larger raises only the Grizzlies can offer. Memphis never seriously entertained an offer for Conley at the trade deadline because management firmly believes it can re-sign him after July 1.
“He wants to get paid,” former Grizzlies and Nets coach Lionel Hollins recently said on Sirius XM NBA Radio. “Will Memphis pay him as much as somebody else? If he can get to a situation that has a future of winning, or is he going to go to a team that doesn’t have a future of winning? That’s probably going to be important to him as well.”
That’s where Knicks fans need to wake up and take a long, sober look at what’s going on in the Garden. So much is up in the air and will make free agents like Durant and Conley think twice about coming to New York, which doesn’t have a No. 1 pick this June.
Will Jackson stick around beyond this season? Or will Dolan step in and decide he needs to find a proven GM who embraces the way basketball is played in 2016 and will restructure the roster accordingly? If Jackson does stay, who’s the coach? Another protégé who favors the Triangle and sports a losing record, like former Denver bust Brian Shaw? Porzingis is the best thing about the Knicks, but when Francesa recently went ga-ga, tabbing him a future MVP and calling him “unstoppable,” he came off as a Garden shill.