Woj: Zach Randolph picks up option, signs contract extension



According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (and apparently confirmed by Randolph's agent Raymond Brothers), the Grizzlies and Randolph agreed to terms this morning:

This deal is probably the best the Grizzlies could do and still keep Randolph. The $16.5 million for next year is a lot of money, but the $20 million / 2 year extension after that is exactly the number I thought they should offer him.

Hard to argue with that deal. Next year, it makes getting rid of Tayshaun Prince a little bit more important but harder to actually do, but beyond 2014-15, the Randolph contract is at a price point that allows the Griz to re-sign Marc Gasol next summer (and let's not forget Mike Conley at some point).

Now let's hope they call Marc Gasol this afternoon and start talking about making that happen.

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