It was obvious in the playoffs Grizzlies’ point guard Mike Conley had pushed to get back from three facial fractures — he was wearing a mask to protect the steel plate in his face.
But that was far from the only injury he was playing through.
From Peter Edmiston of the Commerical Appeal:
Conley played 30 minutes a night and averaged 14.4 points and five assists a game for the Grizzlies through the playoffs. Plus they played strong defense on the perimeter.
Get Conley healthy, keep Marc Gasol (which is likely), and add some shooting this offseason, then the Grizzlies will be a team to fear next season.