HoopsHype Zach Randolph rumors

October 15, 2014 Updates

Durant even bounced around a little during warmups, celebrated with his teammates after nice plays and walked without a limp during timeouts. At halftime, he fired up some flat-footed practice shots. At one point, Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph peered down the benches toward Durant, pointed downward and mouthed: “Your foot good?” Durant gave him an approving nod. Oklahoman

August 12, 2014 Updates
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On Thursday, new Lakers head coach Byron Scott made an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show and talked about a number of different topics. Randle came up in the conversation with Scott comparing the rookie forward to Zach Randolph of the Memphis Grizzlies: “I know the young kid is very gifted, offensively. He rebounds the ball, he can score in the post. He’s probably got about 15-foot range, handle the ball extremely well for a big man. Pretty athletic. I look at him as Zach Randolph, but more athletic. “And I think in a few years he’s going to be a monster once he really learns what the NBA is all about and that’s what I’m looking forward to.” Lakers Nation

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Randolph's agent, Raymond Brothers, told Yahoo Sports on Friday morning that an agreement had been reached. Randolph, 32, will exercise his $16.5 million player option for 2014-15 and extend the deal with the additional two years and $20 million. Randolph had until Monday to exercise his option, or become a free agent on July 1. Talks had been ongoing for several weeks. Yahoo! Sports

Ronald Tillery: Z-Bo on picking up $16.5 million option with 2-year, $20 million extension: “It’s cool, man. This is where I want to be.” Twitter @CAGrizBeat

June 25, 2014 Updates
June 24, 2014 Updates

Apparently the reason why Duncan's contract (which he has opted into, thus transitioning this whole endeavour from being an interesting aside into something with a palpable if not exactly massive affect on the NBA landscape) was modified, but Randolph's was not, is because Randolph's was "too old". This does not however mean that the fact it was signed under the 2005 CBA (and not the 2011 CBA like Duncan) played a part in this differentiation. Instead, I am told it instead merely means they took that as a legitimate reason for looking the other way, through avoiding the issue altogether, rather than having a technical reason for addressing it in this way. So, yeah. Zach, if you're out there, and you're planning on opting in and signing an extension.....start chasing this up. There could be a million dollars in it for you. Sham Sports

June 21, 2014 Updates
June 20, 2014 Updates

“It’s going forward,” Wallace said. “We’re very excited about what Zach’s done in the past and hope to have him here in the future. This has really been a terrific boon for both sides. He’s obviously meant a great deal to us on and off the court. And Memphis has worked for him. This has been, by far, the best stop for him since he’s been in the NBA. So we’re working towards that goal.” Randolph’s agent, Raymond Brothers, shared that optimism in a text to The Commercial Appeal. Brothers and Wallace hammered out a four-year contract extension for Randolph during the 2011 NBA playoffs. Memphis Commercial Appeal

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