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Mike Conleys 55th game for Grizzlies this season guarantees him $34.5 million for 2020-21

Mike Conleys 55th game for Grizzlies this season guarantees him $34.5 million for 2020-21
Published On: Sun, Feb 10
Jan 18, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Orlando Magic center Dewayne Dedmon (3) is defended by Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott (32) and forward Mike Muscala (31) during the second half at Philips Arena. The Hawks defeated the Magic 98-81. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Memphis GrizzliesA guardA Mike ConleyA now has a fully guaranteed contract after successfully appearing in 55 games for the team this season.

The $34.5M salary in 2020-21 for Memphis point guard Mike Conley is now guaranteed. Signed to a $152.6M contract in 2016, Conley had to appear in 55 games in either the 2018-19 or 2019-20 season for his protection to increase from $22.4M to $34.5M.

a€” Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) February 10, 2019

Mike Conley signed a five-year, $152 million contract with the Grizzlies in 2016, but one of the terms that both sides had agreed to was for the 12 year-veteran to appear in at least 55 games either this year or the next. One of the reasons behind such condition was Conleya€™s history of injuries.

Similar contracts have been handed out by other teams to several players recently. The most notable one is theA Philadelphia 76ersa€™ contact extension for All-Star centerA Joel Embiid, who had to appear in a specific number of games as well in order for it to be fully guaranteed.

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