MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Zach Randolph understands the NBA. When his name surfaced in Memphis Grizzlies trade rumors this week, the power forward took it in stride.
Its part of business. Its not personal. Its part of business, Randolph said after Friday shootaround at FedEx Forum.
Randolphs future in Memphis is uncertain. His rejuvenated production isnt. His 16.9 points per game comes in just below his career 17.3 average and he has increased his rebounding average to 12 boards per game, nearly three more than his career mark. Randolph is well on his way to averaging a double-double for the seventh time in his career.
Its a rejuvenation to win, to try to be better in all aspects of the game, Randolph said. "I aint got to get 20 points every game. Weve got Marc (Gasol), Mike (Conley) and Rudy (Gay). Im just playing, man.
Gay is also the subject of trade rumors as the February deadline looms and he doesnt want to talk about it. Randolph isnt new to switching uniforms hes been with four ...