Mike Conley Jr.’s 14-year quest to be named to an All Star team has finally arrived. The Athletic’s Shams Charania confirms the Utah Jazz guard as an injury replacement. Conley will suit up in Sunday’s game, replacing Phoenix Suns sharpshooter Devin Booker who is out with a left knee sprain.
Booker will miss the All-Star Game due to a left knee sprain. He was named as a replacement for Lakers‘ Anthony Davis. https://t.co/S7zuocbogR— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 6, 2021
Conley boasts a reputation as one of the league’s most respected two-way point guards. One of his more notable achievements was his 2015 playoff performance nullifying Portland Trail Blazers’ guard Damian Lillard as a member of the Memphis Grizzlies.
The 33-year-old is this year averaging 16.1 points, 5.7 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals over 29 games. The top of the Western Conference Jazz now have three players in the All-Star Game with Conley joining Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert.
Conley boasts career averages of 14.9 points, 5.6 assists, 3 rebounds and 1.4 steals over 14 years — 12 with the Grizzlies and two with the Jazz.