By Rich Winter
Mike Conley has always been a solid point-guard since he came into the league. A good player on a team that wins a lot but doesn't play 'flashy'.
For his career, Conley averages: 13.3 ppg and 5.6 apg.
Both he and the Memphis Grizzlies have taken a monumental leap forward. The Grizzlies held serve at home last night with a 105-98 win over a Golden State team that came in winners of 16 straight.
Conley's stats have taken a leap forward this season: 17.8 ppg and 6.3 apg.
Shooting hasn't always been Conley's strength, but he's shooting 47-percent from two and 43-percent from 3-point land and 86 percent from the line (All of those shooting numbers are career highs).
If Memphis continues to exceed expectations, then Conley might have some arguing power.
But, who would he knock off?
2014 western conference guards: James Harden, Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, Tony Parker, Damian Lillard, Kobe Bryant.
Conley's numbers are better than Tony Parker's but Parker is still a world champion.
Lillard's numbers are about where they were a year ago. The Blazers are 19-6 and having another tremendous season.