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Thunder to meet with Zach Randolph

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The Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly shown interest in Grizzlies’ unrestricted free agent Zach Randolph, the soon to be 36-year old veteran power forward.

According to Turner Sports reporter David Aldridge, Randolph is set to meet with teams in Los Angeles tonight. Interest is coming from the Oklahoma City Thunder, Sacramento Kings, and Los Angeles Clippers. Free agency officially begins tonight at 11 p.m.

In a sixth-man type role for the Grizzlies last season, Randolph appeared in 73 games averaging 14.1 points a game and just over 8.2 rebounds. He will be entering his 18th season in the association, and could be a very solid veteran player off the bench for Oklahoma City.

The Thunder have been looking for more consistency off their bench and Randolph could be a good start, as he is a veteran who knows what exactly is role is in this league.

Oklahoma City, with the situation as is, does not have much money to spend on the free agency market. But with an older veteran like Randolph, they could get him for a pretty nice bargain, considering his age. He will be 36 by the end of the month and has a lot playing on his resume. Even so, Randolph could be a nice addition to the very young core the Thunder have right now.

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