Grizzlies’ Extension for Zach Randolph Close to Done?
According to the Commercial Appeal, Z-Bo will ink a new deal in Memphis any moment now: “Guess who walked into Staples Center [Wednesday] night side-by-side with Griz forward Zach Randolph? Answer: The team’s owner, Michael Heisley. When asked if that was a sure sign that his contract extension was all but a done deal, Randolph smiled and said: ‘They’re saying its close.’ Raymond Brothers is Randolph’s agent and he’s been locked in nonstop negotiations with Griz general manager Chris Wallace for the past week. After poking around a little bit today, I’m told that the issues left on the table are so minor that a deal could be finalized and announced as soon as today. ‘It definitely has a good chance of getting done before the first playoff game,’ said one source with knowledge of the negotiations.”