Therefore, an anecdote from a story in Memphis Commercial Appeal by beat writer Ronald Tillery was eye-popping. According to Tillery, new owner Robert Pera had dinner with Mike Conley and Marc Gasol, two franchise cornerstones that have not been on the block. However, he did not invite Gay and Randolph, the two Grizzlies that are rumored to be shopped.Before the team concluded a three-game trip last week at Golden State, Griz owner Robert Pera had dinner with Mike Conley and Marc Gasol.
"We had a great time. We really enjoyed spending time with those guys," Levien said.http://www.sbnation.com/2013/1/18/38...mercial-appealThe response from Gay was more measured, saying, "It is what it is," before adding, "I just hope it wasn't my favorite restaurant!"
Randolph, on the other hand noted it didn't feel like anything personal, but then went on to say that he told the younger players, "It's not like they love you... It's business."
The new owner talked with the writer and the newspaper changed the article so the quotes from Rudy Gay and Zach Randolph weren't included: