Top 10 Point Guards in the Western Conference
5.) Mike Conley
The highest paid player in the NBA, at one point this summer, comes in as the 5th best point guard in the Western Conference.
Mike Conley has quietly been one of the most underrated players in the league as the Ohio State point guard continues to lead Memphis back to the playoffs. Although health has been key for Conley, he looks to be at full strength heading into the new season.
Conley does it all as a point guard. He can defend at a high rate, hit the outside shot, and run the offense all at the same time. So why doesn’t Conley get the notoriety as some of the other top point guards in the game? Because nothing about his game is “sexy.”
Now Conley has signed a five-year, $153 million deal that has instantly taken the ‘underrated’ tag off his back. If Conley can stay healthy, look for Memphis to push for one of the middle seeds in the Western Conference playoffs.