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 9, 2016 | 9:04 am EST Update
Steve Kyler: No guarantee Lee and Celtics do a buyout, but yes, the preferred method would be wait for him to get bought-out twitter.com/WayneTurner34/…
Teammate Jared Sullinger, another former Buckeye, committed to attending the ceremony as soon as he discovered the plans to honor Turner’s memorable three-year career. The two grew close during Turner’s days at Ohio State, when he became an honorary member of the Sullinger clan. “That’s like a brother to me,” Sullinger said. “When he first got to Ohio State he really didn’t have, like, a family to lean on in Columbus. And my family took him in like a brother. So it’s awesome. I want to support something that’s beautiful like that. He deserves every bit of it.”
February 9, 2016 | 7:35 am EST Update
The Knicks have a real chance to sell Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook in 2017 – New York and Porzingis have his attention, yes – and Jackson ought to start constructing an elite coaching staff to begin that process with Westbrook and with free agents beyond him.