Randolph Admits Grizzlies Bothered By Trade Rumors
Zach Randolph addressed the swirl of trade rumors that have surrounded the Memphis Grizzlies since the franchise was sold to Robert J. Pera.
"We're mentally up and down," Randolph said. "We have to focus on us being together and play with confidence. All this trade talk definitely has something to do with (the team's psyche), but it's the business of basketball and we've got to deal with it.
"It was definitely (former owner Michael) Heisley's plan to keep us all together and make a run for the championship. So when you come in with something different, of course, it kind of bothers you.
"You're like, 'Wow,' but it's the business of basketball. People have to understand that."
The Grizzlies have lost their last three games by 20 points or more.