While there will be a time and place to recognize your lasting impact in Memphis, starting today, as stated earlier by Controlling Owner, Robert Pera, number 50 will never be worn by any other member of the Memphis Grizzlies.
As Spanish newspaper “As” reports, Anthony Randolph and Real Madrid have a deal for a three-year extension of his contract, which will keep the American big man in Spain until 2020. The deal was first reported by Israeli journalist Moshe Barda two days ago, who like “As”, confirmed also that there’s a tricky part on the contract. The new deal will include an NBA out option, as Randolph still has his eyes also in the NBA.
David 'Dubi' Pick: Source: Real Madrid signed Anthony Randolph and returning guard Dontaye Draper to one-year contrats.
Marc J. Spears: Ex-NBA forward Anthony Randolph is signing 2-year deal w/ Spain Real Madrid with NBA out after receiving interest from Mavs, a source said.
Marc J. Spears: Ex-NBA forward Anthony Randolph, a 2016 all-Euroleague 2nd team, selection, is getting interest as a free agent by NBA teams, a source said.
Nets Daily: Re Anthony Randolph attracting NBA interest, we do NOT know if #Nets are a team that likes him, but they did scout his team, Lokomotiv Kuban
Real Madrid’s interest towards Anthony Randolph has been known for quite some time. Now, the Liga Endesa champions are intensifying their efforts to enlist the services of one of the most impressive players in last season’s Euroleague. After agreeing with Othello Hunter and renewing the contracts of Anders Nocioni and Gustavo Ayon, the Madridistas want to add another piece to their frontline puzzle, by acquiring Randolph. According to Eurohoops sources, the two sides are currently in advanced negotiations and they might reach an agreement soon.
But the 26-year-old also admits that he is open to a move back to the NBA plus offers in Europe and will speak to his agent following the conclusion of the season. “I’m open to any moves and I’ll be grateful and honoured for any move that I receive,” he says.
“Once the season is completely over and we’ve had our final team dinner, I’ll sit with my agent and discuss my options as it’s something I would like to do. “Everyone’s goal is to be in the NBA and it’s something I would like to do but Europe has taught me a lot of things, how to be a better team player, how to adjust to different roles. Who knows, maybe I’ll stay here. We’ll see.”
Just after the end of the semifinal game, Anthony Randolph, after giving credit to CSKA Moscow, spoke to Eurohoops about his possible future. As he said: “I just finished and the season and on Sunday will reflect on our progress this year and I will sit and talk with my agent to see what will be the best choice for my future. I have not thought of it yet. Of course I want to play in the top league in the world”. After all he is now I better player:”I feel superior than two years ago when I came to Europe. The way the basketball is played is different, as everyone is focused on team play. Competition is great, there are great players and coaches and all this made me better”.
July 3, 2022 | 11:25 pm EDT Update
If a trade is possible, would the leaders of the locker room welcome Durant? According to multiple sources, they would, for the same reason they embraced him in 2016. “I mean,” one source said, “it’s freaking Kevin Durant.” The Warriors superstars have been in conversations with Durant. In addition to catching up, the Hall of Fame-bound peers did entertain the idea of a reunion.
The Warriors could undoubtedly put together one of the best packages for a Durant trade. And for a front office known for unearthing every stone, they’d have to vet the chance to add Durant. With that said, according to multiple sources in the Warriors organization, a reunion is highly unlikely. Nothing about the last three years suggests the Warriors would be willing to pay the price for a KD return. That price is likely (and reportedly) an All-Star-caliber player, young talent and a heap of draft picks.
This isn’t a case where the Warriors stars are pressing the front office to go acquire Durant. Sources made it clear they are fine defending their title with Wiggins, Poole and the young players they’ve been grooming to win with them. But if the universe somehow sets it up so legends reunite, they’d be open to it.
David Hardisty: Woj says Brooklyn has “no traction” on a deal for KD or Kyrie. They’re being patient because they “don’t have to trade either”, though that’s not their ideal scenario. Nets trying to get the “biggest haul of assets that they can” and “there’s a lot more talks coming.”
Lionel Hollins, the long-time Memphis Grizzlies head coach through the Grit and Grind era, will join Rockets coaching staff six years after he and Stephen Silas sought to team up on the Houston bench a person with knowledge of the Rockets additions to the coaching staff said on Sunday.
The Rockets will also promote Mahmoud Abdelfattah after he led the Rio Grande Valley Vipers to the G League championship. Abdelfattah was a Vipers assistant coach in their 2018-19 G League championship season and was promoted to head coach the following season. Mike Batiste, a Wizards assistant who like Hollins played at Arizona State, will also join the Rockets staff.
Tony Jones: Utah Jazz head video coordinator Charles Allen has accepted a job with the Sacramento Kings under new coach Mike Brown, according to league sources. He will be the head video coordinator and a special assistant to the head coach