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.
August 30, 2016 | 8:56 am EDT Update
Free agent big man Kevin Seraphin is having a workout with the Indiana Pacers, according to L’Equipe reporter Yann Ohnona.
NBA reporter Mitch Lawrence said on Sirius XM Radio a trade for a point guard was in the cards for the Sacramento Kings before the signed Ty Lawson: “I have heard in the last couple of weeks that the Kings were telling people, ‘We’re close to making a deal for a point guard’. And a lot of people thought that was going to be Ricky Rubio.”
Free-agent swingman Lance Stephenson still is without an NBA home, and though New Orleans’ roster is stocked, the Pelicans on Monday took a look. A league source said the Pelicans held a workout Monday for Stephenson, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound 25-year-old who played 43 games for the Los Angeles Clippers and 26 for the Memphis Grizzles last season.
Lakers guard Jose Calderon announced his retirement from the Spanish National Team today. Among the motives to quit the NT is his intention to play till late in his 30’s. “I want to keep playing three or four years at the highest level and need more time to recover,” Calderon said.
Michael Scotto: Source: Trey Freeman (ODU) has agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with the Detroit Pistons.
Entering the final year of a three-year deal worth $2.33 million — which the Denver Nuggets are still on the hook for after cutting him last fall — the former UA guard says he’s considering several NBA teams to join for camp this fall. Johnson signed his contract with Houston as a second-round draft pick in 2014, and split the 2014-15 season between Houston and its D-League affiliate in Rio Grande Valley.