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Mike Conley: Frustrating Grizzlies arent premier destination in free agency

Mike Conley: Frustrating Grizzlies arent premier destination in free agency
Published On: Tue, Aug 28
Jan 7, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) defends Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott (32) during 3rd quarter at Philips Arena. The Hawks won 96-86. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Nearly anytime we post a story with the general premise of a€œTeam A is targeting in Star X,a€ it elicits a reaction like: a€œOf course, Team A is targeting Star X. Every team is targeting Star X.a€

But not every team is committed to chasing stars. Sure, all teams want stars. But several teams believe they play in markets that cana€™t attract stars and therefore dona€™t waste their resources bothering.

Like the Grizzlies.

Mike Conley,A via Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post:

a€œYeah, it definitely can be frustrating,a€ Conley said. a€œBeing in Memphis, being part of a smaller market, you have a tough time in free agency, and you have to build through the draft. With all the things teams have been able to accomplish through free agency, and through all the player movement, you kind of miss out on that.a€

The Grizzliesa€™ biggest outside free agent signing a€“A Chandler ParsonsA to a max contract in 2016 a€“ flopped amid his injury issues (which contributed to reduced competition for him).A 

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