Grizzlies thank Conley, plan to retire his jersey

Conley 'feeling great' about moving to Jazz (1:37)

Mike Conley expresses his excitement about playing alongside Donovan Mitchell on the Utah Jazz. (1:37)

The Memphis Grizzlies plan to retire Mike Conley's No. 11 jersey.

The point guard played for Memphis for 12 seasons before he was traded to the Utah Jazz in a move that was approved by the NBA on Saturday.

Grizzlies owner Robert J. Pera said in a release that Conley "represented the Grizzlies and the City of Memphis with true heart and class during his 12 seasons. His talent, determination and resilience elevated our team to a perennial playoff contender, and his altruism and sportsmanship helped shape the community-focused nature of our franchise."

Conley was a key piece of the "Grit and Grind" Grizzlies, a team whose playoff success and yeoman mentality was championed by the city of Memphis.

The 31-year-old Conley averaged 21.1 points and 6.4 assists in 70 games in his final season with the Grizzlies.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.