Conley nabs Sportsmanship Award


Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley has been named winner of the league’s Sportsmanship Award, the NBA said on Thursday.

Conley is the first Grizzlies player to receive the honor. He earned 77 of a possible 334 first-place votes and 2,335 total points in balloting from NBA players.

Conley beat out five others for the award — Boston’s Jeff Green, Chicago’s Mike Dunleavy, Phoenix’s Channing Frye, Portland’s Damian Lillard and Washington’s Bradley Beal.