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 23, 2017 | 5:42 pm EST Update
Bogdanovic quickly realized that he wasn’t in Brooklyn anymore. “It’s a big change for me (coming) from a team that’s the worst in the league to one of the best teams right now in the league, with an all-star point guard. It’s a big jump for me,” Bogdanovic told reporters on Thursday. “I can see a little bit from practice that they have great chemistry.”
Neil Olshey: “We wanted to build more for the future. We added Jusuf Nurkic, a young big guy. We like his potential. He came along with a first round pick, so having three picks in this draft — having all of our players offer cost-certainty because they’re all under contract — gives us a lot of flexibility to make deals when we get into the offseason.”