Cavaliers Rumors: Zach Randolph Drawing Interest as Kings Deal Seems 'Unlikely'

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistJuly 3, 2017

Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) reacts during the second half of Game 6 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
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The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly "very interested" in two-time All-Star Zach Randolph as they look to surround LeBron James with more talent to gear up for a fourth straight run at the NBA Finals.

On Monday, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reported the news, also noting a potential deal between Randolph and the Sacramento Kings "sounds more and more unlikely."

This comes after David Aldridge of reported on Cleveland's interest in the power forward Friday and said the team was expected to reach out to him via phone the next day.

Randolph has played for the Portland Trail Blazers, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies throughout his 16-season career, with the last eight years coming in Memphis. He has scored in double figures in each of the last 14 seasons and tallied a solid 14.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per game in 2016-17.

While he would no longer be in his prime for Cleveland if it signed him this offseason, he can still provide critical rebounding as part of the frontcourt rotation. The Cavaliers were a middling 19th in the league in rebounding margin last season, per, and could use someone like Randolph to battle in the paint.

Cleveland also figures to be in store for another deep postseason run, and Randolph is a battle-tested veteran with 70 playoff games on his resume.