Sacramento Kings Rumors
John Gambadoro — co-host of the “Burns and Gambo Show” on KMVP-FM 98.7 in Phoenix — said the Kings and New York Knicks would have interest in Jackson. Gambadoro described Jackson as a gifted player, but he said Jackson has been a “pain in the a–” and his trade value might have plummeted with his latest arrest. “It’s not a talent thing,” Gambadoro said during his Monday radio show. “The kid’s got a ton of talent. It’s just the Suns enabled him from the start and it’s more about the type of person he is, the type of player he is. They know he’s super talented, but it might be time for a new start.
Harrison Barnes’ travels the past few weeks have taken him across the globe to India and back to his hometown of Ames, Iowa, where he helped his high school team win a state championship. His goal on both trips has been to help youth participating the Jr. NBA Global Championship, a program that aims to teach game fundamentals, as well life skills and values that can be used in basketball and away from the game.
The game has long been popular in the U.S., but Barnes was impressed with what he saw during his time in India with the players there. “India was a phenomenal experience. It gave me a chance to see the game growing over there,” Barnes said. “Seeing the excitement of the kids who were there that were going to come to the States to play in Orlando and represent their country, that was a big thing. For the kids who didn’t make it, I just encouraged them to continue working and they could have the opportunity later.”
Seeing him Friday, though, was a reminder of how rare it is that an NBA career ends on a player’s terms. Because Randolph isn’t ready to call it quits. He’s still working out here in Memphis, where he lives with his family during the offseason, hopeful another team will give him a chance. “I want to be a Hall of Famer. Just go down as one of the best to ever do it,” Randolph said. “I want to play a couple more years.”
So when asked about a potential return to the Grizzlies for one last hurrah, Randolph’s answer came with a smile that shined as brightly as the rapper who now works for him. “You never know,” he said. “The Grizzlies will forever be in my heart. I’ll forever be a Grizzly.”