HoopsHype Mike Conley rumors


May 6, 2015 Updates

Here's what we know: Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley, playing in his first game back after breaking bones in his face in the first round, drove to the basket in the second quarter Tuesday. He spun out of control and landed on the ground. Green reached down and ... ouch. The reviews were mixed, from people saying what appeared to be a wrist graze was clearly intentional to those who argued it as a basketball play. It's unusual to see a player reach in like that for a steal while another player is on the ground, but that's mostly because it's unusual for a player to land like Conley did without a whistle. But Conley clearly was calling a timeout. Sporting News

May 5, 2015 Updates

Scott Howard-Cooper: "Mike Conley will try to play tonight," Dave Joerger said. Joerger will talk with Conley again before final decision. Twitter @SHowardCooper

Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley hopes to return for Game 2 of the Grizzlies' playoff series against the Golden State Warriors after participating Monday in his most extensive workout with the team amid his recovery from facial surgery. "I believe I will," Conley said when asked if he will play Tuesday. "But I believed that for the last week. So I'm really hopeful. They tell me I can play once I'm ready, and I feel like I'm ready to go. It's just on me." ESPN.com

May 4, 2015 Updates

"Mentally, I've got to be ready to go," Conley said. "I think I'm getting there. It's very tough at this point in the year. The playoffs are where, regardless of what your injury is, you find a way. If they tell you four weeks, you [want] to be back in a week. That's how guys look at it. But I've got to be smart. I've got the best doctors around me [and] my family supports me. So I'm just going to make the right decision." ESPN.com

"Today was a big step being able to go in front of the crowd and the loud noise," Conley told Yahoo Sports. "I did all right. All the horns and stuff really aggravated it. But it was all right. "It's very tough because I know how much I mean to the team and the organization. We understand we have a chance with the team that we have put together. Our time is now." Yahoo! Sports

"The worst part immediately coming out of surgery … was I had not ate and I was throwing up, throwing up and throwing up the whole rest of the day," Conley told Yahoo Sports. "It was because of the pain meds because I needed them because of the pain. I couldn't deal with the pain. I couldn't deal with throwing up. I couldn't eat. "I felt weak. I felt like I had a fever. …I was like, 'This is the worst feeling in the world.' I felt like that for two days and then I was able to get up for the game on Wednesday. It was the first time I was able to go to the [arena] and just watch the guys." Yahoo! Sports

May 3, 2015 Updates

Memphis point guard Mike Conley, who had surgery last Monday to repair multiple broken bones in his face, did not practice Saturday and is listed as doubtful for Game 1. "I think there's a misconception that he puts a mask on and he can play. That's far, far from the truth," coach Dave Joerger said. "He has a mask. That doesn't mean he can play. "It's frustrating (to him). He wants to play. If he can go (Sunday) ... but does it make sense? There's a lot of life to live, too." San Jose Mercury-News

May 2, 2015 Updates

Memphis starting point guard Mike Conley is being listed as doubtful for Sunday's Game 1 of the Western Conference second-round series against the Golden State Warriors, but the Grizzlies do plan for Conley to play in the series as soon as possible, according to league sources. ESPN.com

May 1, 2015 Updates

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