They would like to keep him but he's going to demand big money...he's working this hard because it's his contract year...he wasn't taking it seriously last year when he was fat & struggled playing 30 minutes. I think he's going to have a career year in terms of efficiency this season and he'll fall back on his bad habits once he gets paid big.
He's a willing passer/playmaker, he averaged almost 4 assists last season in less than 30 minutes a game, that's more than most guards I would think. He could be an all-star if he worked hard enough but it's too early to say. He has the athletic ability to score 20+ a night but will he work on his right hand ?
Most of it will really depend on the number of teams REALLY willing to use their cap room to sign him. I'm not sure if there are a lot of teams willing to pay that much considering the glut of good front court players not getting paid..
There's more need of stretch 4's, that is why Channing Fye is still playing.
Memphis lost Zach Randolph and they just started losing bec of other injuries, Kings still sucks.... How many teams now are really thriving with a low post Power forward besides the Spurs?
Currently he is doing pretty good as a back up center, outhustling other bench players, benefiting from Clarkson's creativeness via handoffs etc.
I too would like to keep him but at a right price.
Last edited by tamaraw08 : 11-21-2017 at 12:16 AM.
I would be hesitant to pay Randle big bucks on a 3+ year deal. He's exactly the kind of player that will play his ass off during his contract year then coast after he gets it, especially on the defensive side. He's playing great now but I don't trust him. I say keep him on a short leash or cut him free.