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Zach Randolph
Zach Randolph profile view.jpg
Memphis Grizzlies  – No. 50
Power Forward/Center
Born July 16, 1981 (1981-07-16) (age 28)
Marion, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 260 lb (118 kg)
League NBA
Salary $16,000,000
High school Marion High School
Marion, Indiana
College Michigan State
Draft 1st round, (19th pick), 2001
Portland Trail Blazers
Pro career 2001–present
Former teams Portland Trail Blazers (2001–07)
New York Knicks (2007–08)
Los Angeles Clippers (2008-09)
Awards 2003–04 NBA Most Improved Player
Profile Info Page

Zachary "Zach" Randolph (born July 16, 1981 in Marion, Indiana) is an American professional basketball player currently with the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA.

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High school career

Randolph grew up in Marion, Indiana and attended Marion High School, where his coach was Moe Smedley. Zach was mentored by Craig Moore, a teacher at Marion, since he was 12. They are still great friends today. As a sophomore, he helped lead the Marion Giants to the class 4A championship game. As a senior, he again led his team to the state championship game in which Marion High School won its seventh state basketball championship. He finished second in Indiana's 'Mr. Basketball' voting that year, closely behind Jared Jeffries, who coincidentally played for the team that the Giants beat in the state championship game that year and would later become Randolph's teammate with the Knicks.

College career

After high school, Randolph attended and played basketball for the Michigan State University Spartans, coached by Tom Izzo. His teammates at MSU included Jason Richardson and Charlie Bell. In his single season at Michigan State, he averaged 10.8 points and 6.7 rebounds per game over 33 games, with a team that finished with a 28-5 record and went to the NCAA Final Four. After his freshman season he entered the 2001 NBA Draft.

NBA career

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Portland

He was drafted by the Blazers in the first round (19th overall) in 2001. He plays the power forward position. In 2004 he won the NBA's Most Improved Player award, after which he signed a 6-year, 84-million dollar extension with the Blazers. Randolph averaged 23.6 points and 10.1 rebounds per game in the 2006–07 season, which was cut short in March 2007 due to a hand injury. In what would turn out to be his final game as a Trail Blazer, he accumulated a career high 43 points and 17 rebounds.

New York

On June 28, 2007, Randolph, along with Dan Dickau, Fred Jones and draft rights to Demetris Nichols, were traded to the Knicks in a draft day deal for Steve Francis, Channing Frye, and a 2008 2nd round draft pick.[1] On July 2, 2007, Randolph was introduced at a press conference in New York[2], where he revealed he would wear the jersey #50.

Los Angeles Clippers

On November 21, 2008, he was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers along with Mardy Collins in exchange for Cuttino Mobley and Tim Thomas.[3] During a game against the Phoenix Suns on February 17, 2009, Randolph was ejected,[4] and subsequently suspended,[5] for punching Louis Amundson in the jaw.

Memphis Grizzlies

On July 17, 2009, he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Quentin Richardson.[6]

Career transactions

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 Portland 41 0 5.8 .449 .000 .667 1.7 .3 .2 .1 2.8
2002–03 Portland 77 11 16.9 .513 .000 .758 4.5 .5 .6 .2 8.4
2003–04 Portland 81 80 37.9 .485 .200 .761 10.5 2.0 .8 .5 20.1
2004–05 Portland 46 37 34.8 .448 .000 .815 9.6 1.9 .7 .4 18.9
2005–06 Portland 74 71 34.4 .436 .291 .714 8.0 1.9 .8 .2 18.0
2006–07 Portland 68 67 35.7 .467 .292 .819 10.1 2.2 .8 .2 23.6
2007–08 New York 69 68 32.5 .459 .275 .772 10.3 2.0 .9 .2 17.6
2008–09 New York 11 11 35.3 .434 .292 .821 12.5 1.4 1.2 .3 20.5
2008–09 L.A. Clippers 39 34 35.1 .487 .342 .701 9.4 2.3 .8 .3 20.9
Career 506 379 30.0 .466 .287 .770 8.3 1.7 .7 .2 16.7

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 Portland 1 0 1.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2002–03 Portland 7 4 29.3 .525 .000 .892 8.7 1.6 .4 .3 13.9
Career 8 4 25.8 .525 .000 .892 7.6 1.4 .4 .2 12.1

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Preceded by
Gilbert Arenas
NBA Most Improved Player
2003–04
Succeeded by
Bobby Simmons

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