Coaching change or not, there are rival executives out there who believe that the Grizzlies will ultimately be forced to look hard at trading Mayor of Memphis, Zach Randolph, if they want to commission a serious shake-up that leads to a roster infusion of youth and athleticism. As shocking to the system as that would be for many Memphians, Randolph is the player on the roster most likely to fetch a difference-maker in return. So we have to keep a lookout for that as well, should the Grizz decide they need to make a more drastic move than their interest in Mario Chalmers we reported earlier this week.
February 6, 2016 | 10:34 am EST Update
Casspi entered Friday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center , shooting 44 percent from three-point range, sixth in the NBA. His 85 threes were 30th in the league. Casspi was disappointed not to be included in the contest. “It is what it is, man,” Casspi said. “I feel like I deserve to be there, and I did everything I can.”
Peace prevailed between the two Friday but Barnes now is 3-0 against Fisher — two Memphis victories and triumphant in the brawl. “I get booed everywhere,’’ Barnes said. “I don’t mind it I enjoy. It means you’re doing something. They don’t boo you if you’re not doing anything. They’re booing if you’re doing something right which is what an away crowd is supposed to do. It’s what they’re here to do and they do a good job if it.’’
There was another ejection — a fan in the front row. Porzingis fouled Vince Carter hard on a drive and he tumbled into the crowd, colliding with a spectator who began harassing him. The fan was booted. “It didn’t involve me so I got to stay away,’’ said Barnes, who has been disciplined by the NBA twice over the Fisher incident.