Found January 18, 2013 on
Beyond The Buzzer:
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
BEST OF MAXIM
Zach Randolph expects to play Saturday against the Chicago Bulls. A sore back forced the Memphis Grizzlies power forward to miss Friday night's win over the Sacramento Kings, snapping a three-game losing streak.
The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported that Z-Bo would try to play Saturday. He injured his back in Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs.
Zach Randolph returned from a back injury to pull down 19 rebound and score 13 points Saturday in an overtime win over the Chicago Bulls.
Z-Bo played 42 minutes, so it doesn't sound like his sore back was too much of a concern. Get him in your lineups.
This season, Randolph is averaging 16.4 points, 11.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, .8 steals and .5 blocks.
Pit bull trainer and founder of Villalobos Rescue Center, Tia Torres, visits Memphis to meet up with pit bull lover and Memphis Grizzlies star, Zach Randolph. Together they meet Lucky, who is later nicknamed Z-Bo/Grizzly, after being found in a drainage pipe who Torres brings back to her shelter to find a good home for:
CHANGE OF PLANS
Rumors have been swirling that the Grizzlies are looking to trade Rudy Gay, but one report says they could keep him and trade Zach Randolph.
Marc Gasol scored 19 points, Zach Randolph had 13 points and 19 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Chicago Bulls, 85-82, in overtime on Saturday night.
Memphis scored the first six points of the extra period, Gasol's putback making it 82-76. The Bulls cut it to 83-80 on Jimmy Butler's layup and had a chance to tie, but Nate Robinson missed a 3-pointer with 25 seconds...
The Memphis Grizzlies got the best of the Chicago Bulls in a low-scoring affair last month.
Points could be even harder to come by this time around if Zach Randolph and Luol Deng can't play.
Memphis' Randolph and Chicago's Deng are both uncertain to be available Saturday night in what sets up as a defensive battle at the United Center.
Randolph had 10 points and 15...
MEMPHIS -- It wasn't a masterpiece, but who cares when you've been hammered by an average of almost 23 points per game in a three-game losing streak? The Memphis Grizzlies, with all five starters scoring in double figures, led almost start to finish in an 85-69 victory over the Sacramento Kings Friday night in FedExForum. The balanced scoring, led by center Marc Gasol...
CHICAGO -- After squandering a 17-point lead, Memphis knew it was time to go inside to salvage a win on the road. Marc Gasol scored 19 points, teammate Zach Randolph grabbed 19 rebounds and the Grizzlies low-post tandem helped lead them to an 85-82 overtime victory over Chicago at the United Center. Randolph and Gasol started the overtime with one putback basket each and the...
For those of you wondering what former Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas is up to these days, Gilbert is playing in the Chinese Basketball Association with the Shanghai Sharks.During a recent Sharks game, Gilbert send a defender to the ground with a nasty jab step that caused fans in attendance to freak out: Agent Zero, anyone? (Courtesy of It's Always Sunny in Detroit)
MEMPHIS -- It had been almost five seasons since the Memphis Grizzlies lost three consecutive games by 20 or more points each as they did in the last week. And considering this was a team that started the season 12-2 as the surprise of the Western Conference, the sudden tailspin appeared to be alarming. But it wasn't anything that a closed team meeting, a couple of practices...
The Grizzlies have lost their last three games by 20 points or more.
Earlier this week, rumors surfaced that the Wizards entered the Rudy Gay bidding battle, making what was reportedly a “good” offer to Memphis. Shortly thereafter, The Memphis Commercial Appeal published an article stating that Washington’s offer would have included Wizards rookie Bradley Beal.
Although the rumor of Beal being packaged was quickly extinguished by Beal’s...