Grizzlies Tell Randolph He Won’t Be Moved

February 8 2013 at 10:40am CST By Luke Adams

Earlier today, we heard from Ric Bucher that the Grizzlies may not be done dealing, but they're looking to add a piece rather than shed more salary. Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal backs up that report, tweeting that the Grizzlies have informed Zach Randolph he won't be moved this season.

The Grizzlies' activity within the last few weeks suggested strongly that the new ownership group was looking to cut long-term costs, making Randolph, who is owed $17.8MM next season and $16.5MM in 2014/15, a prime trade candidate. But while teams continue to call about Randolph, the Grizzlies are telling clubs that they're not interested in moving the All-Star forward, according to Tillery (via Twitter).

Bucher reported overnight that, in their search to add wing help using their $7.49MM trade exception, the Grizzlies discussed pursuing Courtney Lee. Tillery doesn't confirm the team's interest in Lee, but does indicate that using that exception to add a big man or a shooter is a possibility. Still, the likelihood of that sort of deal is only about 50/50, says Tillery (via Twitter).

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