Apr 29, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) dribbles the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder in game five of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Could Zach Randolph join Charlotte Hornets?


Although Memphis Grizzlies’ power forward Zach Randolph has been one of the biggest reasons for the team’s success over the last few seasons, there is a chance he has played his last game with the team.

Randolph will likely become a free agent in the offseason and could be out of the Grizzlies’ price range.

Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders believes Randolph could join the Charlotte Hornets.

The offseason may not see too many high-level free agents willing to change teams, which could lead Randolph to opt out of the final year of his contract at $17 million.

The Bobcats have not been an NBA destination throughout most of their existence, but the landing of Al Jefferson along with Coach Steve Clifford, has changed the perception of the soon-to-be-Hornets.

Charlotte may have up to $19.5 million in cap space this summer.  Would a $47-64 million contract with the Bobcats (over three or four years), starting at roughly $15 million, do the trick?


The Hornets (well, Bobcats) were after Los Angeles Lakers’ power forward Pau Gasol, who is set to become a free agent, before the trade deadline.

Randolph averaged 17.4 points and 10.1 rebounds per game this season.

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