Z. Randolph to Orlando for Richardson/Bass?
Old 02-23-2011, 11:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The Grizzlies have held internal discussions about trading Zach Randolph to the Magic for Brandon Bass and Jason Richardson, according to a source.

Memphis wants to remain competitive and reach the playoffs in the Western Conference and they believe they can accomplish this while acquiring a young power forward.

Randolph will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

The seriousness of the trade idea is unclear and was originally floated by Sam Smith of Bulls.com.

Grizzlies Hold Internal Talks On Sending Randolph To Magic - RealGM Wiretap
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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this trade would improve the magic. a lot.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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at will be one pricey disfunctional team. if it doesn't work the magic will be fuuuuuuuuuucked salary-wise.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Wow. I swear Richardson is playing really good right now and why would they want Zach down low. I see no point in this trade and right now the Gm of ORl just seems to be scrambling
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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at will be one pricey disfunctional team. if it doesn't work the magic will be fuuuuuuuuuucked salary-wise.
how so? Bass is on contract next year, while ZBo is not. Worst case scenario, Orlando doesn't resign Zach and just cleared themselves of the 4 million that was committed to Bass.
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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this trade makes sense for both sides
obviously with the moves orlando made this year, they're trying to win it this year or nothing so zbo would fit nicely as a half year rental player for the stretch run and off the books by season end
grizzlies get a young pf in return and a serviceable sg in richardson instead of getting nothing when zbo walks via free agency
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I care nothing for this trade. But anything that makes orlando bettter is good to me.
I do not wanna see Miami, or Boston in the finals. Love to see the bulls KNicks or Orlando.
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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it gives orlando a reliable scorer in the post which they haven't had in dwight howard, and with randolph and howard you have easily the best rebounding front-court in the NBA. it makes orlando better in the short term. like panda said it also gives orlando some nice cap flexibility going forward. if i'm orlando and this deal is on the table i don't hesitate. 'trane mentioned chemistry issues, but i don't think anyone's heard a peep out of zach randolph since he started playing in memphis, so my guess is orlando's banking on the memphis zach randolph to show.
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Dwight Howard has been very reliable in the post this year. No ones been able to stop him outside of MIA 1 game.

But him and Dwight together would give them a shot again. Theyd be unstoppable inside and on the offensive glass. Defence is another story though.
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i'm still not convinced dwight howard is a guy that can be relied on to get buckets in the fourth when everything is on the line. zach randoloph will be more reliable in that sense and will open things up for dwight howard which will also make him more reliable by diffusion.
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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how so? Bass is on contract next year, while ZBo is not. Worst case scenario, Orlando doesn't resign Zach and just cleared themselves of the 4 million that was committed to Bass.
my bad. i thought he had multiple years. time flies...
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:44 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Bass I wouldn't think is a starter on a contending team, but I haven't watched him much this year. Either way the Magic are very weak at the PF spot with just Bass and Anderson, and they are overloaded with good wing players, so it would be easier to pull the trigger on a good SG in Richardson to get a good PF in Randolph.

And BTW, the Grizzlies really don't want Randolph playing for them anymore. lol It's pretty obvious a few months back he wasn't going to get re-signed, I remember reading or hearing something about that.
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:05 PM   #14 (permalink)
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If this goes down, we won't get 1 rebound against Orlando.
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:52 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:02 PM   #16 (permalink)
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This aint bad for memphis , also considerin the fact that denver's gonna drop out of the playoff race , so that means all the teams are gonna have to make a run to get that spot.
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Orlando has no chance no matter what they do, I don't care what anyone says.
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