Thursday, July 02, 2009
Yesterday the Memphis Grizzlies decided to ship Quentin Richardson for Zach Randolph which begs the question, WHY? Why in the world do you want Zach Randolph? How has this man and his incredibly bloated contract actually been traded three times in as many seasons?
In each of his trades he was acquired for essentially nothing. The Knicks acquired him from Portland for Steve Francis, Channing Frye and a bag of peanuts aka nothing of value. The Clippers acquired him for Cuttino Mobley and Tim Thomas even though Cuttino Mobley had a heart issue that forced him into retirement. And now the Grizzlies pick him up for an aging Quentin Richardson who no longer can shoot the basketball. In each case the Randolph trader was eager as hell to dump him despite the fact that he is almost a guaranteed 20 & 10.
So if you're the Memphis Grizzlies, what the hell are you doing? Shouldn't it be evident by the fact that nobody wants him that you shouldn't deal for him. When the Clippers said yes to Quentin Richardson, shouldn't that have thrown up some big red flags?
The worst part is that Memphis is building their team around youth, and youth with a potentially checkered past. The #1 star OJ Mayo has his NCAA Scandal and high school issues. The #2 star Rudy Gay was massively accused for less than stellar effort while at UConn. And now Zach Randolph is going to be the veteran leader. That sounds like a fantastic idea.
Memphis = Stupid