MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Grizzlies owner Robert Pera said the team's recent moves, including the trade of leading scorer Rudy Gay, have Memphis set up for a good run in the playoffs.
Pera held his first news conference Tuesday in Memphis since his introduction as the team's chairman before the home opener in November. He addressed topics at FedExForum ranging from finances to the team's roster.
He explained that the moves were more about putting a good team on the floor than making money. However, he defended the Grizzlies' economic approach, and added that spending lots of money doesn't always bring success - giving the current Lakers roster as an example of failure.
Pera and CEO Jason Levien said they never had any serious discussions about trading All-Star forward Zach Randolph.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the Grizzlies are fourth in the Western Conference standings.
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