NBA Rumors: Mike Conley will join the Sacramento Kings next season

DeMarcus Cousins and Kevin Love (Photo courtesy: Keith Allison/Wikimedia Commons)

Rumors and speculations are now swirling with the Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley who is said to be joining Dave Joerger in the Sacramento Kings.

The rumors started after the Sacramento Kings officially hired Joerger to be their next head coach. According to a report from Yahoo Sports, Kings owner Vivek Ranadive and the former Memphis Grizzlies head coach met on Monday and their discussions came to a conclusion with agreement. Dave Joerger signed a three-year contract worth $12 million, including a team option in the fourth season that could make his contract worth $16 million.

With this move, some speculated that the Kings next move would be to sign Mike Conley in the upcoming free agency. Joerger’s connection with Conley can be a huge factor into what team he will choose in the off-season. Joerger had been a big factor in Conley’s career development when he was still the Grizzlies head coach.

According to a report from Hall of Fame Magazine, soon-to-be free agent Mike Conley could follow the footsteps of his former mentor in Sacramento and team up with one of the promising big man in the league, DeMarcus Cousins.

Having a career average of 13.6 points, 5.6 assists and 2.9 rebounds, Conley will be a great additional with the Kings’ current roster. The 28-year old guard can be bring a good chemistry with a pass-first point guard like Rajon Rondo, who is expected to re-sign with the team in the upcoming off-season.

Based on another report, Conley said that money would not be a factor in his decision this summer. This means that Conley will be considering a team where he can unleash his greatest potential in the game and playing under Dave Joerger may be the answer for him since Joerger knows exactly how to use him in a game.

With a salary cap space of $25.5 million, the Kings can still look for an additional superstar in the free agency market. If their plan goes well, the Sacramento Kings will surely be expected to enter the playoffs next season.

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