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Monday, July 20th, 2009 at 11:00 am  |  13 responses

Here Comes Zach Randolph, Memphis

The local paper preps Grizzlies fans for the Z-Bo Experience: “The Grizzlies, who need low-post scoring, are banking on Randolph despite mounting evidence that his All-Star caliber numbers — averages of 20.7 points and 10.2 rebounds over his last three seasons — are a smokescreen for his considerable baggage, on and off the court. There was a celebratory atmosphere among a large chunk of the Clippers’ fan base when the team struck its deal with Memphis. The franchise itself appeared to want Randolph, 28, nowhere near Blake Griffin, the top overall pick in last month’s NBA Draft and the Clippers’ latest potential savior. So Randolph was, in short order, shipped two times zones away — for Quentin Richardson, an oft-injured role player nearing the sunset of his career. This is the third time Randolph has been traded, and there is an unsettling trend at work. The three teams that have dealt him have gotten little in return — besides Randolph’s absence, which might have been the point.”

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  • http://adfji.com Jukai

    Insane that some people are putting together all the pieces NOW…

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    If you wanna see something completely awesome, check out Zach’s facebook profile picture. Z-BO!

  • http://www.google.ca potapenko

    Z-BO is a Mark Henry look alike.

  • Tenorca

    Can Z-Bo still be classified as “youthier”? We need to consult Starbury.

  • http://www.hoopsmanifesto.blogspot.com Jeff Fox

    Memphis must not know that Randolph is a known carcinogen to a basketball roster.

  • The Real Thing

    Considering that the Grizzlies also had Bonzi Wells and Darius Miles in their uniforms at one point or another, I’m convinced that they like picking up former Jail Blazers.

  • Seven Duece

    Who wants to be he’ll be suspended either by the team or the league within the first month.

  • http://www.broy7.com nate the great

    yeah i was on cloud 9 when the blazers got rid of him.

  • Rusty

    Z BO! no matter what i still can’t hate this guy.

  • Quail

    U would think he would change his ways after he hears how much people DON’T want him on their team.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    ^ Real Thing: Damon Stoudamire also, who I think was also in SLAM last as a Grizzly? Heh, NBA team names and the plurals used for players on the team. Miami Heat/Hot?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    Oh and best nickname for Zach is from the guy who here on comments said he calls him “Psycho Black.”

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    was that me? i dont think it was.

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