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.
October 16, 2017 | 5:39 pm EDT Update
As part of The Ringer’s NBA Previewpalooza marathon leading up to NBA tipoff, Roy Hibbert appeared on The Watch podcast live and relayed some information about how former teammate Kobe Bryant called the result of the 2016 presidential election. Hibbert said Kobe did not just predict the result, but laid out to Hibbert why Trump would win, even pointing out the states that Hillary Clinton did not visit and how she would lose those, despite Kobe’s wish that she would win. After Trump won, Hibbert received a text from Kobe that simply read, “I told you so.”