HoopsHype Zach Randolph rumors

March 22, 2014 Updates
March 21, 2014 Updates

But a person with knowledge of the Grizzlies thinking said Randolph will be the focus of their free agency affection and that the interest they have in Pau Gasol would be secondary. The relevant question on that front, it seems, is whether Pau would be so interested in reuniting with his brother in Memphis and contending for a crown that he might be willing to play a complementary role behind Randolph and Marc Gasol while accepting a contract that would likely be below market value. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of such talks. USA Today Sports

March 15, 2014 Updates

It reminds me of that February night in 2007 in Los Angeles, when a rookie named Brandon Roy came barreling out of the bathroom in the locker room at halftime to confront Zach Randolph, who was berating the Blazers guards for being unable to keep Smush Parker in front of them. In front of everyone, Roy told Randolph he was out of line, that this was a team, and there would be no finger pointing. Randolph waited by the locker room door as the team filed out for the second half and stopped Roy. He apologized, and from there, the team was Roy’s. Oregonian

March 7, 2014 Updates
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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

February 26, 2014 Updates
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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

January 30, 2014 Updates
January 26, 2014 Updates

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

December 27, 2013 Updates
December 26, 2013 Updates

With Gay's departure, the Grizzlies' Big Three has morphed into what the team refers to as its Core Four: Gasol, Randolph, Mike Conley and Tony Allen. The plan, according to league sources, is to find ways to maximize those four foundational pieces in the short term while building around Gasol and Conley in the long term. CBSSports.com

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