HoopsHype Mike Conley rumors


April 27, 2015 Updates
April 26, 2015 Updates

Greg Oden could be preparing himself for another NBA comeback attempt. If he does, Mike Conley wouldn't be surprised. "He's talked about that he's not ready to leave the game. I can tell you that," Conley said. "He wants to play." The Memphis Grizzlies point guard and Oden have been close friends since their childhood days in Indiana. The two were basketball teammates through middle school, AAU, high school and college. Oregonian

Conley said the two stay in touch. "He texted me after Game 1 (of the playoff series against Portland). He told me 'Good game,' " Conley said. "I see him every time I go back to Columbus in the summertime." Oregonian

Memphis took a 3-0 lead in its first-round playoff series against Portland with a 115-109 victory on Saturday night. But it came with a cost: Conley left the game in the third quarter with a facial injury and was hospitalized for further evaluation. The Grizzlies were already without backup point guard Beno Udrih, who sprained his right ankle in Game 2 and sat out Saturday's game. Game 4 is set for Monday in Portland. "Without Mike, without Beno, I know how competitive we are," said Marc Gasol. "I'm sure guys will be ready." USA Today Sports

Ronald Tillery: Mike Conley is out and has been taken to a local medical facility for more tests. @thefishnation reports that Conley's left eye is swollen Twitter @CAGrizBeat

April 23, 2015 Updates

His shot is off. His pace has been rushed. And the combination of Mike Conley and Beno Udrih have run circles around him and the Blazers' defensive schemes. "Obviously,'' Lillard said, "I'm not helping the team. But I have to stick with it.'' Oregonian

April 19, 2015 Updates

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