NBA free agency has been quite the spectacle this year, with lucrative contracts being thrown around the league left and right, but former Buckeye Mike Conley stands above them all.
Conley will be receiving a full five-year, $153 million max contract by the Memphis Grizzlies, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. The contract will be the richest in NBA history. Despite much noise surrounding Kevin Durant's free agency this offseason, Conley has been one of the more (if not the most) coveted players in free agency. Last season, he averaged 15.3 points, 6.1 assists, and 2.9 rebounds for the Grizz.
The contract comes soon after it was reported that Chandler Parsons would be going from the Dallas Mavericks to the Memphis Grizzlies after a two-year stint in Dallas. The signing will help Conley finally have a scoring wing next to him, and could really help his production if Parsons is able to stay healthy.
It's good to see former Buckeyes making their way in the pros, and we're used to that. But it's even more neat to see them make history.