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.
December 1, 2015 | 4:56 pm EST Update
“I need to get into a rhythm,” he said, “and then hopefully get onto a team where I can provide a spark off the bench and have a team that wants me to get consistent minutes.” Fredette went on to use the word “when” to describe his potential return to the N.B.A., and not “if.” The Knicks do not hold his rights — he is free to sign anywhere — but it seemed clear that he enjoyed his newfound freedom. He supplied 41 minutes in the 102-90 victory. In a four-game stint with the Pelicans this month, he played a total of 13 minutes.
Fredette said he had options other than the D-League. He could have gone to Europe, where the contracts are more lucrative. But he wants to return to the N.B.A. Asked about the perception that he has been a bust, Fredette said that people were free to their opinions. He tries not to worry about any of it. He reflected on his wandering journey. “Sometimes that happens for people in this league,” he said. “For a lot of guys in this league, actually.”