Zach Randolph Says His Knee is Fully Healthy

by October 02, 2012

Z-Bo is full of confidence, mostly due to the fact that his right knee feels great. Zach Randolph expects to have a bounce-back season. From the Commercial Appeal: “Zach Randolph heard the same question everywhere he went during the offseason. The Grizzlies’ power forward heard it again in FedExForum on Monday afternoon. So, big fella, how is your knee? Randolph just smiled as he held court during the Grizzlies’ annual media day. ‘My knee is 100 percent,’ Randolph said, ‘and I feel good. It’s a new season. I’m turning the page.’ The book on Randolph last season was that he had no lift, could no longer gobble up rebounds in bunches or bully opponents in the paint. That was after the 31-year-old veteran returned from a knee injury (a partially torn MCL) that cost him 38 games and cut down his confidence. Randolph, though, is determined to write a new chapter that reminds Griz fans of his prowess two years ago when he became an all-star. ‘Man, working out has made me feel better,’ Randolph said. ‘I know that I can do what I used to do. … I expect big things from myself.'”