Memphis, TN, United States (4E Sports) – Former All-Star power forward Zach Randolph has agreed Friday to a two-year extension with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Negotiations hit a snag over money before the parties reportedly agreed for $20 million extension beginning 2015-16 with Randolph invoking his $16.5 million player option for next season
Randolph, 32, averaged 17.4 points and 10.1 rebounds last season, helping Memphis win 50 games despite Marc Gasol’s early-season knee injury in coach Dave Joerger’s first season.
The Grizzlies had hoped to secure the extension before the draft as it could influence how they use the 22nd overall pick in the first round.
They need more depth at power forward.
The Grizzlies eventually selected shooting guard Jordan Adams of UCLA before securing the deal with Randolph.