HoopsHype Zach Randolph rumors

March 5, 2014 Updates

Zach Randolph missed the Memphis' Grizzlies game in Brooklyn on Wednesday night because of the flu. The veteran power forward came to the arena in hopes of playing, but sat in the locker room with a hood over his head and holding his stomach and decided to sit out. USA Today Sports

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Hollins also revealed that he expects his old team to make a cost-cutting move before the deadline, because certain players are going to achieve bonus money that will move the Grizzlies above the luxury tax threshold. But sources told SheridanHoops that because Zach Randolph and Mike Conley did not make the All-Star team, Memphis will be about $900,000 below the tax threshold. That’s actually enough space to add a halfway-decent player into their empty 15th roster spot. SheridanHoops

February 8, 2014 Updates
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Forward and possible free agent-to-be Zach Randolph has yet to say whether he plans to opt out this summer but has made it widely known that he wants to return. In turn, it appears the Grizzlies have no plans of trading him. USA Today Sports

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Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph tied the franchise record for career double-doubles with his 15-point, 17-rebound performance. Randolph's double-double was his 189th since joining the Grizzlies in 2009, and allowed him to tie Pau Gasol's mark, which he set in seven seasons with Memphis. NBA.com

January 17, 2014 Updates

“We want to keep this going and we want to stay together,” Randolph told RealGM. “Me and Marc, we compliment each other so well. It’s hard to play against us, especially when we’re both going on both ends and we’re both down there. My game has matured. I play the right way. I’ve developed. Nothing clicked, I just matured as a player – getting better and helping my teammates.” RealGM

Over and over, Randolph has made clear his desire to stay with the Grizzlies long-term, and he talked to management regarding comments about the franchise’s loyalty. They adore him in Memphis where he serves as a charitable member off the court. Randolph told RealGM he’s undecided about the player option on his contract for next season, but he nodded knowingly of his wishes come the offseason. “When it’s time,” he said, “we’ll visit those decisions.” RealGM

January 6, 2014 Updates

“It’s very encouraging when you see the front office try to get better and see what we need to improve at,” Zach Randolph said Monday, before the team’s practice at FedExForum. “That’s what you’ve got to do, that’s what we’ve got to do. We want to be a top-echelon team. This season is far from over. For us to say that we’re out of the playoff hunt and we won’t make the playoffs is ludicrous because we still have a chance.” Memphis Commercial Appeal

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Just as he is being honored by Kia Motors and the NBA with the November Community Assist Award in recognition of his charitable efforts and contributions in the community, the rumor mill keeps churning out trade talk that the Grizzlies are looking to find him a new home. The latest has him going to the Pelicans for Ryan Anderson. “Go figure,” Z-Bo said following the Grizzlies shootaround at New Orleans Arena on Friday. “Memphis is a place that I’ve come to love and call home and it’s where I would definitely like to retire. I haven’t made any secret of that. Everybody out there knows how I feel. “I look at it like this: I understand it’s a business. I really do understand that. This is a small market team and money plays a factor. I understand all that. It’s different now. I don’t know if it’s just changes in (salary cap) rules or just a change in the way of the world. Like I said, it’s a business. NBA.com

“But yeah, it bothers me. It hurts a little bit. I can’t deny that. But it goes to show you that there ain’t no loyalty in this game. It seems like you only get loyalty in certain organizations. You see it in winning organizations like the Spurs, the Lakers, the Heat. NBA.com

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