With NBA Free Agency beginning Saturday at 12:01 AM EST, teams are beginning to line up to talk with free agents.
The clock has struck midnight on the East Coast and an absolute frenzy has begun. Free Agents all across the league will begin their meetings with teams. The LA Clippers, who have their eyes set on bringing back Blake Griffin, will be meeting with a power forward this weekend. However, not the one you’d assume.
According to David Aldridge, the Clippers will be one of three teams that will be meeting with Zach Randolph in Los Angeles. Randolph, the 17-year veteran, played one season for the Clippers in 2009.
Zach Randolph only appeared in 39 games during his one-year stint with Los Angeles. Although he didn’t even play half a season, he still put up great numbers. Z-Bo averaged 21 points and nine rebounds, while shooting just under 50%.
The Clippers acquired Randolph from the Knicks in November in exchange for Tim Thomas and Cuttino Mobley. Randolph was shipped to Memphis in the summer of 2009 for Quentin Richardson, ultimately to make room for Blake Griffin.
Zach Randolph is coming off a season where he averaged 14 points and eight rebounds a game, but was used primarily as a member of the Memphis bench. A role in which he seemed to thrive in.
If the Clippers can sign Randolph for the minimum, he would be a great asset off the bench to go along with newly-acquired Clipper Montrezl Harrell.