Is Mike Conley playing tonight? Latest update for Timberwolves vs Grizzlies

Mike Conley, Minnesota Timberwolves (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
Mike Conley, Minnesota Timberwolves (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) /

Fans of the Minnesota Timberwolves can breathe a collective sigh of relief with the NBA trade deadline finally in the rearview. Deals were announced right up until the 2:00 PM CT cutoff, and Wolves fans were nervous to see if Naz Reid or another player might be a late addition to another trade.

But in the end, Minnesota’s big move was the blockbuster deal with the Lakers and Jazz on the eve of trade deadline day that shipped off D’Angelo Russell to Los Angeles and brought back a new player to assume the role of starting point guard: Mike Conley.

The Timberwolves’ next game will be this evening in Memphis as they square off with their opponent from the first round of the 2022 playoffs. They will be playing their first contest since 2020 without D’Angelo Russell on the roster, and a different player will be starting in his place. Roughly 48 hours after the trade took place, will we see Mike Conley taking the floor with the Timberwolves for the first time?

Mike Conley status tonight vs Grizzlies

The radio voice of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Alan Horton, announced that Mike Conley and Nickeil Alexander-Walker had both flown with the team from Salt Lake City to Memphis on Thursday afternoon, and that both were expected to be available for the team’s shootaround on Friday morning.

On the official injury report, both players are currently listed as questionable. The only reason for this is that both Conley and NAW will need to pass their physicals before officially being activated.

Timberwolves vs Grizzlies injury report

Outside of the two newcomers, there are several other players listed on the injury report for both teams. Kyle Anderson and Rudy Gobert are both listed as questionable, dealing with back spasms and groin injuries respectively. Of course, Karl-Anthony Towns remains out with his calf injury as well.

Steven Adams is out for the Grizzlies after being diagnosed with a PCL sprain that is expected to sideline him for three to five weeks. The newcomer in Memphis, Luke Kennard, is also listed as questionable.

Timberwolves upcoming schedule and opponents

The Timberwolves will have three more contests before the NBA All-Star break commences. After that, they will host the Hornets in Minnesota before embarking on a four-game road trip in California.

  • at Dallas Mavericks: Monday, February 13
  • vs Washington Wizards: Thursday, February 16
  • vs Charlotte Hornets: Friday, February 24
  • at Golden State Warriors: Sunday, February 26
  • at Los Angeles Clippers: Tuesday, February 28

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