Memphis Grizzlies Say They’re Not Trading Zach Randolph

by February 08, 2013

According to the front-office in Memphis, those Zach Randolph trade rumors can be put to bed. For now, anyway. The Grizzlies say that Z-Bo is no longer on the market. Per the Commercial Appeal: “The team has fielded calls proposing trades for its all-star, but Griz CEO Jason Levien said he told Randolph on Thursday that he won’t be dealt this season. NBA teams have been told the Grizzlies aren’t looking to move the 31-year-old forward, who averages 15.7 points and 11.7 rebounds. Randolph, speaking after the Grizzlies’ Friday morning shootaround in FedExForum, said he hadn’t been bothered by the trade speculation. ‘I understand this is a business, and my confidence has always been the same,’ he said. ‘I try to come out every night and play my game, whether I give us rebounding, defense, whatever is needed.’ Randolph, who was recently named a Western Conference All-Star reserve, was in trade talks earlier this season. However, team brass says its focus is now on rallying the troops. Memphis, struggling since trading Rudy Gay to Toronto late last month, has dropped to fifth in the Western Conference playoff race.”