It has long been assumed that Zach Randolph would either opt-in to his contract with the Grizzlies for next season or sign an extension with the team. However, Memphis may not be willing to pay Z-Bo what he wants, and so the forward may decide to hit the unrestricted free agent market. From Yahoo Sports:
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.
Memphis has held firm on a three-year extension, but Randolph has preferred the security of four years, league sources said.