Randolph, Grizzlies stay mum on assault accusations

Randolph, Grizzlies stay mum on assault accusations

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - When the Grizzlies take the court against the Spurs Monday night, they may be without star forward Zach Randolph, but it will have nothing to do with the accusations against the big man last week.

Randolph is dealing with an ankle injury and is questionable for the game against San Antonio.

Meanwhile, Randolph and the Grizzlies continue to firmly deny accusations that Randolph assaulted a woman in Los Angeles last week.

According to TMZ, a woman filed a police report for the alleged incident, but no such police report has surfaced.

Randolph and his agent both say the story is 100 percent false.

During Monday's shoot around, Grizzlies personnel stayed quiet on the accusations, but had plenty to say about the injuries that continue to plague the team, which now includes Randolph's ankle.

"Our guys have seen a lot of Vince (Carter), Matt (Barnes), Tony (Allen) and Zach (Randolph) in going through the battles so many years and, you know, that's helpful for a lot of guys," Head Coach Dave Joerger said. "Those guys can give those younger guys confidence."

If Randolph misses, the Grizzlies hope he will be available for the team's next game in Denver.

The Spurs, meanwhile, will be without All-Stars Kawhi Leonard, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker.

Despite the injuries, which are piling up at a historic pace, the Grizzlies remain in the midst of the playoff race.

Copyright 2016 WMC Action News 5. All rights reserved.