NBA Trade News: Raptors Eyeing Power Forward Zach Randolph For Playoffs
The Toronto Raptors are eyeing a playoff berth. Currently ranked 3rd in the Eastern Conference, the Raptors are keen to boost their roster keeping in mind the tough competition of the playoffs.Advertisement
Jonas Valanciunas’ injury has hit the Raptors hard. Another guy they have relied upon was Terrence Ross, who is terribly out of form. Now there’s a desperate need for someone in the power forward position. And GM Masai Ujiri is looking forward to rope in Zach Randolph in the coming trade window starting from December 15.
Randolph is an effective inside scorer and rebounder who could be a suitable option for the Raptors. The Memphis Grizzlies has recovered from the jolts they suffered earlier this season but are looking forward to move a few big names. Randolph tops that list. During Sunday’s loss against the Heat, the Grizzlies benched Randolph. His playing minutes will diminish more as the Grizzlies are adapting to a new game-style. So, a trade is likely on the cards.
The Raptors get an opportunity to dispose of Terrence Ross and land 34-year-old experienced customer Zach Randolph. Toronto looks forward to bank on the Power forward’s toughness against the Atlanta Hawks and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Randolph, though, is viewed as a short-term solution, but in the trade, the Raptors won’t lose any guys they want to retain.