Through the first several years of his career, Mike Conley has established himself as one of the most underrated players in the league. During this span, he has yet to earn an All-Star Game selection. In a recent interview with the Star Tribune, Conley revealed that has been one of the biggest frustrations of his NBA career.
“It’s very frustrating, but I know my team feels like I am, I feel like I am that All-Star-caliber guy. I just have to keep playing like that and get better as each year goes by.”
Although he has received an NBA-record five-year, $153 million, he has remained largely under the radar. He has developed the reputation around the league as a two-way player that has been a large reason for the Grizzlies’ success throughout his career. However, he yet to receive national recognition that his play deserves.
What also doesn’t help his case is that he’s playing in a conference that features many talented point guards such as Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry, and Chris Paul. It has often times lost him in the shuffle when it comes to the All-Star Game picture. That said, Conley is long overdue for his first selection.