Woj: Celtics Could Pursue Conley if Kyrie Leaves

The Boston Celtics could reportedly pursue Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley in a trade if Kyrie Irving walks in free agency, per ESPN.

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The Jazz, Pacers, and Celtics (only if Kyrie leaves in FA) could show trade interest in Mike Conley, per Woj.

Conley, 31, is coming off a year in which he averaged 21.1 points per game in Memphis. He’s due $66 million over the remaining two years on his contract.

It seems hard to imagine how this will all line-up for multiple reasons:

1) Assuming the Grizzlies want a young player, are you prepared to give up Jaylen Brown or Jayson Tatum for two years of an aging Conley?
2) Assuming the Grizzlies want picks, you’d need to know that Kyrie Irving was leaving prior to this years draft, which is just eight days away, and that doesn’t seem likely.
3) Is Mike Conley really an upgrade over Kyrie Irving considering the age and value of his contract?