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Memphis Grizzlies Trade Mike Conley In Blockbuster Deal

A closeup of Mike Conley before a Memphis Grizzlies game.

MEMPHIS, TN - OCTOBER 26: Mike Conley #11 of the Memphis Grizzlies warming up before a game against the Dallas Mavericks at the FedEx Forum on October 26, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

It looks like Mike Conley Jr. won't get a chance to mentor Ja Morant after all. Ahead of the 2019 NBA Draft and coming off a career-year, he has now been traded.

On Wednesday morning, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that Conley is being traded to the Utah Jazz. ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski revealed the compensation.

Kyle Korver, Jae Crowder and Grayson Allen are all heading to Memphis, along with the Grizzlies' No. 23 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. The trade also includes a future first-round pick: Either a 2020 or 2021 late-round pick, or a lightly-protected pick between 2022 and 2024.

The move all but paves the way for the Memphis Grizzlies to draft Murray State superstar Ja Morant with the No. 2 overall pick and start him immediately.

As for the Jazz, they made the playoffs this past year as the fifth seed in the West for the third straight year. But they were knocked out quickly, losing in the first round to the Rockets in just five games.

They've given up quite a lot Conley, but are getting a first-rate point guard who just averaged a career-high 21.1 points per game last season.

Conley represents a significant upgrade at the point guard position for the Jazz, but will he be enough to get the team out of the first round in the NBA playoffs?