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Mike Conley Finally Gets to NBA All Star Weekend

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After 14 years in the league, Jazz guard Mike Conley has made it to the All Star game

Utah Jazz v Portland Trail Blazers Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

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.

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.