17. Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies
2011-2012 Stats: 12.7 PPG 2.5 RPG 6.5 APG 2.2 SPG
2012-2013 Salary: $7.3 million
Mike Conley has gotten better since he came into the league. He's helped the Grizzlies make it to the playoffs the last two seasons. His leadership on the floor has elevated his team to contender status. His defense has gotten way better as well, maybe that can be attributed to experience and his body filling in—remember that Conley came into the NBA after his freshman year at Ohio St. Either way Conley snatches two cookies a game, his shot has gotten more consistent, and he has found the perfect balance between being able to score and distributing. Conley has turned into a leader and one of the most underrated points in the L.