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Zach Randolph | Center/Forward | #50

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/16/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 260
College: Michigan State
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (19) / POR
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Unrestricted free agent Zach Randolph said his goal is to stay with the Grizzlies next season.
After Z-Bo hopped around on four different teams from 2007 to 2009, he's been with the Grizzlies since 2009. Randolph's style play has become part of the culture in Memphis and he's very active in the community. He also has a good rapport with coach David Fizdale, so the 35-year-old big man is likely staying put. He won't be worth drafting in standard leagues next season. Apr 28 - 2:36 PM

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Zach Randolph played 38 minutes in the starting lineup during a loss to the Spurs on Thursday, scoring 13 points with 11 rebounds, one block and two turnovers.

After Randolph played just 24.5 minutes per game in the regular season, coach David Fizdale leaned heavily on his guy a ton during this series with 32 minutes per game. Randolph is going to be a free agent this summer, but the Grizzlies have to be a heavy favorite to bring him back. He may even have a statue outside of FedEx Forum one day.
Apr 28 - 12:35 AM

Zach Randolph scored 21 points in the starting lineup against the Spurs on Thursday, adding eight rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

Coach David Fizdale loved what he got out of Z-Bo and he called him "fantastic" after the game. "It just matters so much to him," Fizdale said. He added he was very happy he was able to coach Randolph, and he mentioned that Z-Bo never really asked him to start despite how Randolph came off the bench for 68 games during the regular season. It looks like Z-Bo is headed for 30 minutes in Game 4, so he's a viable DFS play.
Apr 21 - 12:37 AM

Zach Randolph and James Ennis will start for JaMychal Green and Wayne Selden in Game 3 on Thursday.

Coach David Fizdale said there could be lineup changes coming, and he's not messing around this time. The Grizzlies did have some luck with their Z-Bo lineups and really any change makes sense after they were thumped in the first two games. Expect Randolph to see minutes in the upper 20s.
Apr 20 - 7:52 PM

Grizzlies' head coach David Fizdale confirmed that he will tweak his starting lineup for Thursday's Game 3 against the Spurs.

Fizdale wouldn't say exactly who will be moving into the starting five, but both James Ennis and Zach Randolph are the most obvious potential candidates considering JaMychal Green and Wayne Seldon haven't done much of anything as starters. Randolph also started the second half of Game 2, and finished with 18 points, 10 boards, one assist and three steals in 36 minutes, so he could be on the radar as a potential low-budget DFS option tonight.

Zach Randolph started the second half of Game 2 vs. the Spurs and double-doubled with 18 points, 10 rebounds, one assist and three steals in 36 minutes.

Z-Bo nearly helped the Grizzlies claw their way back from a 26-point deficit and shot 9-of-18 from the field, and with his team falling into a 2-0 series hole, he may move into the starting lineup for Game 3 on Thursday. If he does, Z-Bo would be a solid low-priced option in DFS because JaMychal Green hasn't given the Grizzlies much in this series.
Apr 18 - 1:07 AM

Zach Randolph and James Ennis started the second half of Game 2 vs. the Spurs on Monday.

The Grizzlies have to try something, as they're on the verge of their second straight blowout defeat -- they were trailing by 19 points at the half. JaMychal Green played just six minutes in the first half and will start the third quarter on the bench along with Wayne Selden.
Apr 17 - 11:12 PM

Zach Randolph scored six points with three rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 26 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

Yeah, that's not good. Randolph made just 3-of-13 from the field and he was somehow -39 in the +/- stat during his time out there. Before the game, coach David Fizdale mentioned Z-Bo as the No. 3 option for the Grizzlies, which makes sense because the lineups with Randolph and Marc Gasol had a lot of success against the Spurs during the regular season. Still, this series looks like it'll be ugly.
Apr 15 - 10:41 PM

Zach Randolph scored 15 points with five rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 20 minutes against the Mavs on Wednesday.

He will be a very important piece against the Spurs in the first round. The Grizzlies had a lot of success with Z-Bo and Marc Gasol lineups against the Spurs this year while the Gasol and JaMychal Green lineups were thumped. Expect to see more Randolph in the postseason.
Apr 12 - 11:19 PM

Zach Randolph is available to play against the Mavs on Wednesday.

Coach David Fizdale said he will play his vets today, but they will almost certainly be limited. This is a situation to avoid in DFS.
Apr 12 - 7:01 PM

Zach Randolph (rest) will not play against the Pistons on Sunday.

Sitting out against Boban is probably a good idea. Kidding aside, Z-Bo has earned his rest with increased usage in 27 minutes per game over the last five. With him out, JaMychal Green and Brandan Wright figure to pick up a few extra minutes.
Apr 8 - 4:50 PM

Zach Randolph needed 16 shots to score 13 points vs. the Lakers on Sunday, making six of his attempts with six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes.

JaMychal Green (shoulder) and Marc Gasol (foot) were both out again and it's unclear when they'll return. With Memphis already guaranteed a spot in the playoffs, they don't have much incentive to rush back their ailing big men. It wouldn't be surprising to see Z-Bo get a rest day this week, especially with back-to-back games looming on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Apr 2 - 6:19 PM

Zach Randolph scored 22 points with 12 rebounds, three assists and one steal in 32 minutes against the Mavs on Friday.

That's his 19th double-double of the season with 18 of those coming off the bench. Coach David Fizdale has talked about needing some help in his second unit at times this year, so that explains why Z-Bo is sticking in the second unit sans Marc Gasol (foot). As long as Z-Bo doesn't rest, he should have some big games until Gasol gets back.
Apr 1 - 1:11 AM

Zach Randolph had 17 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal and three turnovers in 25 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

Memphis was playing without both Marc Gasol (foot) and JaMychal Green (shoulder) tonight, and David Fizdale opted to mix things up -- Brandan Wright and James Ennis started, with Z-Bo anchoring the second unit. The Grizzlies snapped a four-game losing streak while improving to 2-4 without Marc Gasol this season, so it's reasonable to assume Randolph will come off the bench if Marc isn't ready to play this weekend.
Mar 30 - 12:41 AM

Zach Randolph will come off the Grizzlies' bench on Wednesday, with Brandan Wright starting at center.

Randolph should still see plenty of minutes in the absence of both Marc Gasol (foot) and JaMychal Green (shoulder), so this doesn't do much to impact his fantasy value. He'll be the go-to option offensively for the Grizzlies' thin second unit.
Mar 29 - 7:53 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Mike Conley
2Andrew Harrison
3Toney Douglas
4Wade Baldwin
SG1Tony Allen
2Vince Carter
3Troy Daniels
4Wayne Selden
SF1Chandler Parsons
2James Ennis
PF1Brandan Wright
2JaMychal Green
3Jarell Martin
4Deyonta Davis
C1Marc Gasol
2Zach Randolph