Report: Zach Randolph may opt out of contract with Grizzlies
Zach Randolph could be the next All-Star to hit the free agent market. Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Randolph is "thinking seriously about triggering his early termination option" after negotiations on a contract extension stalled.
An extremely popular figure in the Memphis community, Randolph has expressed a strong desire to finish his career in the city where his NBA career has truly blossomed. The Grizzlies have been trying to secure him with an extension, but the sides haven't been able to get together on the length and money of the deal.
Randolph and Marc Gasol have proved to be a pretty formidable front court tandem and have led the Grizzlies to the playoffs in each of the past four years. Randolph's option is worth $16.5 million for next season and must be exercised by June 30.
— Dan Gartland