There is, however, a human nature factor to constant trade talks, according to veteran forward Zach Randolph, who also has been discussed in potential deals.
“We’re mentally up and down,” Randolph said. “We have to focus on us being together and play with confidence. All this trade talk definitely has something to do with (the team’s psyche), but it’s the business of basketball and we’ve got to deal with it.
“It was definitely (former owner Michael) Heisley’s plan to keep us all together and make a run for the championship. So when you come in with something different, of course, it kind of bothers you….You’re like, ‘Wow,’ but it’s the business of basketball. People have to understand that.”
via Ronald Tillery, Memphis Commercial Appeal