Zach Randolph wants to join Detroit Pistons

Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated (hat tip: Detroit Bad Boys):

Zach Randolph, PF, Memphis His six-year, $84 million contract expires after this season, and a league source says he’s not happy that the Grizzlies didn’t offer him an extension. Randolph, 29, has put up 20 and 10 in each of the past two seasons and last year shrugged off the loser label by powering Memphis to a 16-win improvement, earning his first All-Star berth. If the Grizzlies, who committed $82 million to Rudy Gay this summer and will have to spend big to retain free agents Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, are looking to deal, multiple sources say Randolph’s preferred destination is Detroit, where he would fill the gaping hole in the Pistons’ frontcourt.

Tayshaun Prince for Zach Randolph, potentially? I’d do it.

Correction: Thanks to commenter pistons Poland for pointing out Chris Wilcox or Jason Maxiell would have to be included for the trade to work under the cap. Obviously, I’d still do it.

Update: Randolph’s agent, Raymond Brothers, gave Ronald Tillery of The Memphis Commercial-Appeal a standard denial:

"There’s no truth to that rumor," Brothers said. "All Zach needs is a basketball and a court to play on to be happy. Zach’s happy. He loves Memphis. That’s nonsense."

Maybe that’s true. Maybe it’s not. But Brothers saying it does nothing to convince me.

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