Apr 14, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) celebrates against the Phoenix Suns during the second half at US Airways Center. The Grizzlies won 97-91. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

NBA rumors: Grizzlies, Zach Randolph long-term deal is a formality


The Memphis Grizzlies and Zach Randolph has been in discussions for a long-term contract, and it appears that the two sides will be able to sort out the details and reach a new agreement in the coming weeks.

According to reports, the Grizzlies new management will have a positive impact on the Randolph negotiations and all signs point to the two sides reaching a deal.

The Memphis Commercial Appeal views a long-term Randolph deal as a “mere formality.”

As the report puts it, “Memphis fans can stop holding their collective breath.”

With Jason Levien out as Grizzlies CEO, the Grizzlies fans should be getting the news they have been hoping to hear when it comes to Randolph’s future with the team.

General manager Chris Wallace is currently running the team’s basketball operations on an interim basis, but he is believed to be the front-runner to earn the gig permanently and that will lead to even more progress with the Randolph negotiations.

“It’s going forward,” Wallace said.

“We’re very excited about what Zach’s done in the past and hope to have him here in the future. This has really been a terrific boon for both sides. He’s obviously meant a great deal to us on and off the court. And Memphis has worked for him. This has been, by far, the best stop for him since he’s been in the NBA. So we’re working towards that goal.”

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