Offseason rehab has Grizzlies’ Conley hopeful for camp

Offseason rehab has Grizzlies’ Conley hopeful for camp

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley says he “should be ready to go by training camp” after having this offseason to recover from heel and Achilles injuries suffered last season, according to a report by ESPN late Friday.

Conley, 30, has not been cleared for 5-on-5 action, but he says he’s “doing really well. I wish I could’ve participated in contact stuff.”

Conley, who had heel surgery in January, has been limited in his activities at the USA Training Camp this week in Las Vegas. He says he thinks he could have done more, but it was best not to rush things.

“I think I could, but we’re being cautious and allowing me to get a full summer of rehab. I should be ready to go by training camp. I expect to be ready,” he said.

The 11-year veteran and fourth-overall pick in the 2007 draft has spent his entire career with Memphis. He played in only 12 games last season as Memphis missed the postseason for the first time in eight seasons.

Conley’s career numbers include 14.3 points and 5.7 assists in 32.5 minutes per game. He has started all but 30 games of his 718-game NBA career.

“With anything dealing with Achilles, it takes time, and you got to be patient to deal with it,” Conley said. “Right now, it’s all starting to come together. I’m so used to making a move and I expect pain. I got used to pain with some of the moves. Now I make the moves and there’s nothing there, so that’s exciting.”

–Field Level Media


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