Grizzlies star Mike Conley thinks he deserves a big personal award

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After an explosive start to the season, Mike Conley is going some way to justifying the huge contract he was given over the summer.

The 29-year-old became the league's highest-paid player when he penned a five-year, $153 million contract in the summer to stay in Memphis and a combination of his ability and the timing of his contract's expiry made him a rich man.

Since then, he has been delivering the goods on the court and despite the Grizzlies being on a six-game winning run, Colney has some personal aspirations.

The Grizzlies franchise player wants to become an All-Star and believes he deserves to do so.

“I believe I’m one of the better point guards in the league,” Conley said.

The guard's season-high 31 points against Charlotte marked Conley’s sixth game this season in which he scored 20-plus points and his third 30-point game. He then went on to score 25 against the 76ers in another win last night.

“What can I say about Mike Conley?” his coach David Fizdale said. “He’s just getting closer and closer to the guy I want him to be; the killer I want him to be. I’m really proud of his openness to it and trying to adapt to what I want him to be."

Truth be told, if Colney played in the Eastern Conference, he would have probably made the All-Star team by now. The point guard slot in the west is awfully congested with Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry and Damian Lillard amongst others.

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