Nov 2, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph (50) waits for play to resume against the Dallas Mavericks during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Mavericks defeated the Grizzlies 111-99. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

NBA trade rumors: Memphis Grizzlies shopping Zach Randolph; want deal with Pelicans

According to the latest NBA trade rumors swirling, the Memphis Grizzlies appear to be shopping veteran power forward Zach Randolph. While Randolph is set to become a free agent in the offseason, he is hopeful that he can secure a long-term contract to finish out his career.

However, Memphis doesn’t appear willing to sign the aging Randolph to a long-term deal so they could be searching for a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.

From Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report:

Several sources said the Grizzlies are currently shopping power forward Zach Randolph, and two of them are hearing there’s a destination and main trade piece involved: New Orleans and stretch-4 Ryan Anderson, who’s averaging a team-high 21.7 points per game on 47.7 percent shooting from three-point range.

“A trade centered around Randolph and Anderson should happen down the line this season,” one source said.

Anderson has also been connected to plenty of trade rumors, so it is no surprise that the two dots have been connected.

While the deal would make sense for Memphis, it wouldn’t be the smartest deal for the Pelicans to give up on one of the top players at Anderson’s position in the game.

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