Sunday , Sep , 21 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Zach Randolph-to-Memphis Deal Dead

Zach Randolph can expect to be with the Knicks when training camp opens in a little more than a week. By Darko Milicic mathematics, it’s one-percent certain.

I have a story running in Saturday’s Newsday that reports the deal that would have sent Randolph to the Memphis Grizzlies for Milicic and Marko Jaric is now dead. Multiple sources said the Grizzlies, who were already hesitant to begin with after long internal discussions about taking on Randolph’s contract, decided to pass on the deal.

You may recall the Grizz wanted the Knicks to make several concessions in the trade, from agreeing to pay a chunk of the deferred portion of the contract to including a first-round pick in the deal. Donnie Walsh declined and left it up to the Grizzlies to come back with a better offer. Instead, they folded.