December 31, 2017, 1:55 pm
Mike Conley “appears to have progressed strongly” in his rehab for a sore left Achilles, per Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal, and has been doing pregame work on the team’s current five-game road swing.
The fact that Conley is even on the trip bodes well, and the fact that he’s been doing his regular shooting and sprinting drills bodes even better. The last update here came on December 18th, where the Grizz said he’d be out for two more weeks. It’s entirely possible that Conley returns early in 2018, and so far the team has maintained their vision of competing for a playoff spot. Expect him to return to a big role, and make sure he’s not on any waiver wires right now.