HoopsHype Zach Randolph rumors


December 30, 2014 Updates

Ronald Tillery: As expected, Z-Bo is out vs. Spurs. Joerger says “He doesn’t feel good on it. I trust a guy who has been through as many bangs as he has... He’s always been a warrior. It's best to have him long term. The MRI is clean, which is good news." Twitter @CAGrizBeat

December 29, 2014 Updates

Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph has missed four straight games because of a sore and swollen right knee. The team’s leading rebounder said there is no timetable for when he will return. “I don’t have a target date yet. I’m just trying to get it right and get the swelling out,” Randolph said. “I want to get comfortable playing on it. We’ll see how it is in a couple of days. I’ll probably get it checked out again.” Memphis Commercial Appeal

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Gasol and Griz brass can't start talking about a new deal until mid-December when Gasol is eligible for a contract extension. If Gasol signed an extension then it would be limited to three years. Becoming a free agent next summer makes Gasol able to sign a five-year deal with the Griz or a four-year pact with another team. Either way, he figures to command the maximum salary for a player with his years of service. And Gasol would improve his total financial package by at least $50 million by waiting. “It’s not going to be an issue with his situation,” forward Zach Randolph told the Associated Press. “It shouldn’t be. Believe me if Memphis don’t want him, there’s a lot of other teams that want him, so I don't think he’s going anywhere.” Memphis Commercial Appeal

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

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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

Randolph's agent, Raymond Brothers, has been in steady talks with general manager Chris Wallace and Grizzlies ownership for several weeks, but the sides have dug in recently and have been unable to find common ground – specifically on the length and money of the deal, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

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