Yesterday, ESPN reported that Zach Randolph and the Grizzlies agreed to a 4-year, $71 million extension. It was to be expected after Randolph had another All-Star season as he lead the Grizzles into the playoffs.
What does this mean for the Nets? Zach Randolph was certainly on New Jersey’s radar, but now that both Randolph and David West (injured ACL) are out of the free agent picture, Kris Humphries is arguably the best free agent power forward on the market. A lack of other power forward alternatives could cripple the Nets’ leverage in negotiating with Humphries & agent Dan Fegan. Hopefully, the Nets don’t get into a bidding war for Humphries’ services.
On a somber note, despite the Nets doubling their win total from last season, the team was still last in the league in TV ratings. The Nets had a 0.29 rating for YES network, which is about one-third of one percent of New York households. Ouch.
For those of you who want to remember the exciting moments of this past season, the NBA has a list of the Nets’ top nine games in 10-11.