Grizzlies release video in attempt to keep Conley in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies' pitch to keep free-agent guard Mike Conley in the fold includes a short video with an introduction from singer Justin Timberlake.

The Grizzlies released the 2 minute, 44 second video Monday.

The video is titled ''Our Conductor'' and features an orchestra playing over highlights of Conley in action. The video includes testimonials from Grizzlies teammates Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol and Tony Allen. Randolph calls Conley the ''Memphis maestro.''

At the start of the video, Timberlake says that ''when we show love to one of our own (in Memphis), it's all hands on deck.'' The video is directed by Craig Brewer, whose movie credits include ''Hustle and Flow.''

Conley has been with the Grizzlies his entire nine-year NBA career but becomes a free agent Friday.

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