According to Alexis Morgan of the team's official site, Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale announced Wednesday that JaMychal Green will start, and Randolph will serve as his backup.
"I’m fine with it," Randolph said, per Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal. You know how I am. Whatever is best for the team. Being a man, telling me the why and why not. That’s all you can ask for."
This won't be the first time Randolph has come off the bench in his career. He only started 11 games in his first two NBA seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers before moving into a full-time starting role before the 2003-04 season.
The Grizzlies also used Randolph off the bench 20 times during the 2011-12 season, though he only played 28 total games that year because of a knee injury.
Randolph's numbers have slowly been dropping as the Grizzlies cut his minutes. He averaged 15.3 points and 7.8 rebounds per game last season, which was the first time he's failed to average a double-double in a season in which he's played at least 50 games since 2005-06.
Green showed great promise primarily off the Grizzlies bench last season with an average of 14.4 points and 9.3 rebounds per 36 minutes, per Basketball-Reference.com. He's also nine years younger than Randolph and more athletic at this point.
At 35 years old, Randolph will need his minutes more carefully monitored so he can be healthy and producing at a high level for a potential postseason appearance next April.