We're getting down to specifics on a possible trade that could bring big man Zach Randolph to the Memphis Grizzlies from the New York Knicks. Players and draft picks are being discussed to sweeten the pot.
The New York Post and New York Newsday are reporting the Grizzlies want the Knicks to pay some of Randolph's deferred salary from his $48 Million Dollar contract. The Knicks want the Grizzlies to give up another player, other than the previously discussed Darko Milicic and Newly acquired Marko Jaric... That other player could be backup forward Hakim Warrick, or backup point guard Kyle Lowry or Javaris Crittendon.. For that, the Grizzlies want a First Round pick...which, the New York Post says, the Knicks may be willing to give up.
Randolph is a 6'9", 260 low post threat who averaged more than 17-points and 10 rebounds a game for the Knicks last Season... He averaged more than 23-points and 10 boards in his last season with Portland 2-years ago. The Grizzlies do NOT have a proven scorer with a Big Body down low..to take the pressure off emerging star Rudy Gay, and Top Rookie O.J. Mayo. Both Darko Milicic and Marko Jaric have told their agents and Serbian Newspapers they expect to be Knicks by the End of the Week. The Post reports Randolph telling Friends he expects to be in Memphis by the start of Training Camp September 30th.