The playoffs are just a week away and the Memphis Grizzlies are dealing with a very difficult situation.
In the wild west, teams are jockeying for playoff seeding, while Memphis is concerned about their steady point guard.
Conley said the injury feel like he’s constantly walking on a golf ball. There is inflammation and swelling above the plantar fasciitis, making it so Conley can’t put much pressure on his right foot or run and jump effectively.
There also is a notion that Conley could miss the Grizzlies’ final three regular-season games – something Conley hoping isn’t the case.
“I don’t want to shut down. I’d like to be playing and in a rhythm going into the playoffs as opposed to sitting,” Conley said. “But I’ve a had a bad little stretch with injuries. I don’t know what the smart thing to do is but I’m going to do the right thing for myself and the team.”
If Memphis wants to have any chance of winning a title, its imperative they have a healthy Conley.