Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Grizzlies may be thinking of trading Zach Randolph

Amid reports that the Memphis Grizzlies might be open to trading small forward Rudy Gay, there are rumblings that the team might be in full fire sale mode. The Grizzlies are looking to get under the luxury tax and might unload power forward Zach Randolph to do it.

Griz CEO Jason Levien, whom principal owner Robert Pera has entrusted to run the franchise, is gauging the value of several players on the roster. There also have been exploratory trade conversations centered on forward Zach Randolph.

The Sacramento Kings are one of the teams with whom the Griz recently held preliminary talks, according to a league source.

Moving Randolph could prove to be a big mistake for the Grizzlies as Randolph probably is the most popular player in Grizzlies history. He and center Marc Gasol have a good working relationship and he's a favorite among fans and teammates.

I understand that it's all about the bottom line, but this that could be a critical mistake for a team with designs on contending for a championship.


sheila lewis said...

you all are making abig big mistake if you trade rudy or zach everytime we get somrthing going good you all take it away you will loose all fans? we will never acomplish anything cause you keep, trading our best player for example mayo and look whats he doing now?

Chris Edwards said...

I agree. If they conduct business this way they'll never be able to contend. Trading Zach would be a big mistake.