For the moment, Mike Conley has won the NBA’s free agency.
The former Ohio State guard agreed in principle to a five-year, $153 million contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.
Memphis and Mike Conley have agreed in principle on a five-year, $153 million deal, league sources say. Finer points "nearing conclusion."
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 1, 2016
Conley’s deal would be the biggest in NBA history, surpassing the five-year, $151.8 million deal that Damian Lillard signed last year with the Portland Trail Blazers.
— SI NBA (@si_nba) July 1, 2016
In his nine NBA seasons, Conley has averaged 13.6 points, 5.6 assists and 2 turnovers per game.