This season the Utah Jazz are playing at an elite level. After being eliminated in the opening round last season, they have bounced back pretty well. As of now, the Jazz hold the #1 seed in the West and the best record in the entire league. While Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert get most of the credit, Mike Conley has been sensational for them as well.
Conley has always been a solid point guard, but with the Jazz, the 33-year-old’s game has reached another height. He is currently averaging 16.5 points per game while shooting 45% from the field and a career best 41% from beyond the arc.
Couple these numbers with having the best record in the league, Conley might finally end his All-Star drought. Conley has been in the league for 14 seasons but has never graced the basketball court on the auspicious occasion NBA All-Star weekend.
Mike Conley and his teammates on his chances of becoming an NBA All-Star
With the NBA All-Star reserves due to be announced on Tuesday night. Conley revealed his thoughts on potentially becoming a first-time All-Star this season. He said:
“It would say a lot about me as a person after the year I had last year, to come back and compete at the level I competed at. I do feel like I’ve played well enough to be in that conversation and to quite frankly be one of those reserve. I think that this year, everything is falling into place. We have the best record and we’ve got our coach coaching the West team. So it’s all falling in line, If it’s not going to happen this year, man, that’ll be tough.”
Conley’s teammate Derrick Favors agreed with Mike and said: “I definitely think he deserves to be an All-Star this year, the way he’s been playing. We’ve got the best record in the NBA, and he’s been having an All-Star caliber year. So I definitely think he deserves it more than anybody.”
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