Zach Randolph RUMORS & NEWS

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    After exercising his $16.5M player option for 2014-'15, Zach Randolph has agreed to 2-year, $20M extension with Memphis, sources tell Yahoo.

  • Grizzlies, Zach Randolph agree to 2-year, $20M extension

    CBSSports.com "There has been some unrest and confusion with the Memphis Grizzlies this offseason. After being eliminated in the first round of the playoffs, owner Robert Pera started clearing house in the front office and there were reports he nearly fired his newest coach. With the possibility of Zach Randolph..." June 27

  • Sources: Grizzlies, Zach Randolph at contract impasse; forward may opt for free agency

    Yahoo! Sports "The Memphis Grizzlies and forward Zach Randolph have reached an impasse in contract extension talks and the two-time All-Star forward is thinking seriously about triggering his early termination option and becoming a free agent, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Randolph's agent, Raymond..." June 25

  • Grizzlies’ Randolph can opt out in next week, but he’s not going anywhere

    Pro Basketball Talk "When we talk about top free agents who could opt out in the next week or so — Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, etc. — Zach Randolph rarely gets mentioned. The guy who averaged 17.4 points and 10 rebounds a game for the Grizzlies last season has an option on his $16.9 million for next season. He can..." June 21

  • Randolph still focused on re-signing, despite team's turmoil

    Yahoo! Sports "As Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera and interim general manager Chris Wallace regain control of basketball operations in the wake of CEO Jason Levien's firing, there appears to be one immediate benefit for the franchise's future: the chances of re-signing popular star Zach..." May 27

  • Grizzlies' focus shifts to Zach Randolph's future

    Fox Sports Tennessee "Zach Randolph didn't shove any of his feelings. Hours after the Memphis Grizzlies lost Game 7 of their Western Conference playoff series at Oklahoma City, Randolph talked for the first time about his suspension for the controversial shove of Steven Adams. "Sitting in the room for a push when..." May 06

  • Zach Randolph suspended for Game 7 after punch to jaw of Steven Adams

    Pro Basketball Talk "Oklahoma City’s rookie Steven Adams is one of those players that gets under opponents’ skin — he’s physical on the edge of dirty and all season long opponents have wanted to punch him. In Game 6 Thursday night Memphis’ Zach Randolph did. Now he is going to miss Game 7 Saturday. The league..." May 03

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    Ross Wooden @RossWooden

    Official: Zach Randolph (flu-like symptoms) OUT tonite at Brooklyn. @memgrizz 1-1 w/o Z-Bo. The loss came on Nov. 30 vs...Brooklyn.

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    Kurt Helin @basketballtalk

    You knew this was coming: Zach Randolph fined $25,000 by league for saying the referees favored Rockets.

  • NBA fines Grizzlies' Randolph $25,000 for comments about officials

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Memphis Grizzlies' forward Zach Randolph was fined $25,000 Friday for his criticism of the officiating in the team's loss Thursday night at Houston. The fine was announced by Rod Thorn, the NBA's president of basketball operations, Friday. Randolph and the Grizzlies lost a 100-92 decision to..." December 27

  • Mayor Wharton declares Friday Zach Randolph Day in Memphis

    NBA.com "To honor Memphis Grizzlies’ forward Zach Randolph for all his charitable efforts in the Memphis community, Mayor A C Wharton, will declare Friday, Dec. 27 “Zach Randolph Day” in Memphis. Randolph will be on-hand to accept the proclamation and to host “Zach Randolph Day” benefiting Le Bonheur..." December 23

  • Grizzlies Zach Randolph: 'There's no loyalty in the NBA'

    SB Nation "Z-Bo gets the way the NBA works. He's still not happy about it. Zach Randolph loves playing and living in Memphis, which is why he's not thrilled to see his name popping up in trade rumors. The two-time NBA All-Star told NBA.com's Fran Blinebury that he "would definitely like to retire in..." December 14

  • Grizzlies shopping Zach Randolph

    CBSSports.com "Zach Randolph has stressed that he's very happy in Memphis and would prefer to stay put. Problem is, it's not really his call. He's set to be a free agent if he opts out of his current contract, which seems likely given his age (32) and the fact he'd probably prefer a longer term deal to wrap..." December 13

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    Paul Coro @paulcoro

    Grizz coach Dave Joerger on Randolph (toe) playing tonight vs. #Suns: "I wouldn't think so but we'll see if he can go at the last minute."

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    Rob Fischer @thefishnation

    Zach Randolph won't practice again today, "Gonna ride the bike and put a little pressure on it. It's still sore and as big as a balloon."

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    Stefan Bondy @NYDNInterNets

    Word from the media room is that Zach Randolph is out tonight.

  • Grizzlies Zach Randolph still drawing paycheck from Trailblazers

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Oh, no wonder ZBo said he'd be willing to make sacrifices to stay in Memphis for the longterm. The Los Angeles Times published an interesting story on professional athletes using deferred compensation options in contract negotiations, i.e., players that will allow teams to pay part of their..." November 18

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    Ronald Tillery @CAGrizBeat

    ZBo has left the building. His fiancé, Faune, just went into labor.

  • Z-Bo: I want to retire in Memphis

    ESPN.com "Zach Randolph is the first to admit that he's not sure what's going to happen. “I don’t know yet” is the answer when someone asks if he'll play out the final season of his contract in Memphis or opt out of the $16.5 million he's owed in 2014-15 to add one more big name to next summer's..." November 04

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  • Spurs plan on keeping Z-Bo in check

    San Antonio Express-News "To say that Zach Randolph, the harbinger of San Antonio’s doom in 2011, has been a non-factor so far in Spurs/Grizzlies II would be an understatement. The endomorphic power forward is shooting a pitiful 7 for 26 from the floor through two games, a huge reason why the Grizzlies are down 2-0..." May 25

  • Zach Randolph apologizes to Grizzlies for Game 1 wreck

    USA Today "The Memphis Grizzlies' goal for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday night? No more postgame apologies for Zach Randolph. Admirable though it may have been for their leading scorer to fall on the sword after his two-point, seven-rebound outing in a 105-83 loss in Game 1 to the San..." May 20

  • Spurs stymie Zach Randolph with lots of hard work

    CBSSports.com "When Gregg Popovich was asked by Doris Burke during the mandatory interview between quarters Sunday why the San Antonio Spurs were so successful defending Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph, he replied simply with, "hard work." Can it be that simple? Is it possible to out-work..." May 19

  • Randolph: Playoffs 'big-boy game'

    ESPN.com "Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph expressed no sympathy on Thursday for the condition of Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin. Asked how Griffin's high right ankle sprain injury might affect the matchup of power forwards when the two teams meet on Friday for Game 6 of their..." May 02

  • Grizzlies ride power of big men Randolph, Gasol

    Tennessean "Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph are proving to be a tough tag team. They almost seem to be taking turns scoring, whether it’s Randolph with his layups and putbacks or Gasol with his hooks and jumpers. The duo has helped Memphis dominate inside and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series, with..." May 02

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    Ronald Tillery @

    ZBo (Zach Randolph) practiced today. Very spry, uninhibited on left ankle and chippy. Educated guess is he'll play Tuesday @ Portland.

  • Randolph questionable for Wednesday vs. Portland

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Grizzlies did not practice today but forwards Darrell Arthur and Zach Randolph received treatment for their respective injuries. Both players are listed as day-to-day but questionable for Wednesday's home game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Arthur continues to suffer from back and neck..." March 04

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    Ronald Tillery @

    Zbo (Zach Randolph) has sprained left ankle suffered Friday on first play of Miami loss. Out Sunday.

  • Comfortable in his Memphis skin, Zach Randolph ponders legacy as a Grizzly

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The questions ranged from zany to repetitive, and Zach Randolph was getting antsy. So once the crowd dwindled at his table at an All-Star Game media availability here Friday, he rose and shuffled to the door. That's when he was presented with a deeper question: What do you want your legacy in..." February 17

  • Zach Randolph agrees with ownership that team better after trading Rudy Gay

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Seemingly everywhere he went Friday, Zach Randolph heard a variation of a question on one topic: the Grizzlies' recent trades. From a USA Today writer, who approached him even before he made it to his assigned interview table. From, doubtless, ESPN's Bill Simmons, with whom he taped a 1-on-1..." February 16

  • How much of an issue is Zach Randolph's back injury?

    Grizzly Bear Blues "In a story over at the Commercial Appeal, Zach Randolph was asked about the possibility that his scoring slump might be the result of a lingering back injury -- one that caused him to miss a game some two weeks ago. And in the most Randolph way possible, Zach responded, "I ain't one to..." February 05

  • Randolph says Grizzlies can still contend without Gay

    NBA.com "The Memphis Grizzlies have shown once before they can be contenders without Rudy Gay. It's time to prove it again. The Grizzlies started the process of moving on Thursday after trading their leading scorer to Toronto in a three-team deal that brought Tayshaun Prince, Austin Daye and Ed Davis..." January 31

  • Randolph leads Memphis Grizzlies to overtime win over Phoenix Suns

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Zach Randolph changed his pre-game routine and now lifts weights before each game. Tuesday night, the veteran power forward stepped onto the FedExForum floor and bench pressed a Grizzlies victory. Randolph did all the heavy lifting during the Grizzlies' 108-98 overtime victory over the..." December 05

  • Grizzlies at Rockets: Radolphity v. Linsanity

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Tonight, the Grizzlies will take on Jeremy Lin and the Houston Rockets in a game that is sure to be interesting. For the Rockets, they are loaded with young talent and anchored by Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lin as their "veterans." And while Lin didn't play in their last game against the Dallas..." October 17

  • Zach Randolph in playoff form, starting again

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Zach Randolph got rid of that cumbersome knee brace, and now figures he's ready to shed something else. The process of simply fitting in with the Grizzlies is over if Randolph has his way. "I feel good," Randolph said. "I'm there." Coach Lionel Hollins went into the Grizzlies' 88-76 win..." April 27

  • Grizzlies' Zach Randolph puts team first

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "A little more than 24 hours before the Grizzlies ended a three-game losing streak Sunday, there was talk amongst them about a need for sacrifice and leadership. That much-needed package came in the form of Zach Randolph and his reception to returning to the bench. It ended up being a faint..." March 27

  • Memphis Grizzlies believe there's life after Z-Bo, but it takes adjustments

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "The Grizzlies have quickly found out a couple of things about themselves as they abruptly hit the reset button on this season. They still have the pieces in place to become the resilient squad that overcame adversity last season. And Zach Randolph's expected eight-week absence because of a torn..." January 06

  • Grizzlies' fans line up for Zach Randolph's basketball ticket 'give-back'

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "At about 2:35 p.m. Tuesday, Ruby Armour rushed to the end of the line at FedExForum, hoping to secure two free tickets to the Memphis Grizzlies' first home game tonight against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Ever the optimist, Armour, 51, was at the back of a line that snaked from inside..." December 28

  • Z-Bo's zeal: Memphis Grizzlies' Zach Randolph resolved to return more fit

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Zach Randolph heard the whispers. Supposedly, he would be the face of this past NBA lockout for all the wrong reasons. With a new four-year contract, his advanced age and critics questioning his motivation, Randolph had been pegged to be fat and off his game when delayed training camps..." December 11

  • Grizzlies stars consider overseas options

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Rudy Gay stood directly behind Mike Conley in New York as the National Basketball Players Association announced Monday it would disband and file an anti-trust suit against the NBA. Zach Randolph sat at home in solidarity and disbelief. The Grizzlies' trio might not be seen together in action..." November 15

  • Zach Randolph to miss Rudy Gay's charity game

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph's reunion on the court with teammate Rudy Gay has been postponed. Randolph will not participate in Gay's charity basketball game tonight at the DeSoto Civic Center because of flu-like symptoms that have dogged him the past couple of days. Randolph, the..." November 08

  • Grizzlies' perimeter play helps free up Zach Randolph in paint

    The Oklahoman "Zach Randolph has gone full-circle in the Western Conference semifinal against the Oklahoma City Thunder, which means the series will now go full-cycle. In Game 1, Randolph shot 12 for 22 from the field, scored 34 points and the Memphis Grizzlies cruised to a 114-101 victory. In Game 6,..." May 14

  • Zach Randolph makes All-NBA third team; first player in Grizzlies' history so honored

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Zach Randolph arrived in Memphis in 2009 as an accomplished NBA player. But he's experienced a lot of career firsts with the Grizzlies, and today the 6-9 power forward added another one. Randolph was named to the All-NBA third team for the first time in his 10 seasons. He also became the first..." May 13

  • Grizzlies tweak spacing against Thunder to give Randolph, Gasol more room

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "In all that surrounded Game 2, the Oklahoma City Thunder held a players-only meeting. It began at Kevin Durant's house and ended in the paint with the Thunder crowded around Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph. Game 3 will be a test of how well Randolph and the Griz took notes. By their..." May 06

  • If Oklahoma City focuses on Randolph, Grizzlies have plenty of other options

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Like a burly heavyweight packing an iron southpaw fist, the Grizzlies began their Western Conference semifinals fight by continuously clubbing the Oklahoma City Thunder with a roundhouse blow that is Zach Randolph. So expect the Thunder to tweak strategy in order to limit Randolph's impact..." May 03

  • Can anyone stop Memphis' Zach Randolph?

    The Oklahoman "San Antonio kept throwing different defenders at Zach Randolph. Didn't matter. In the last four and a half minutes of Memphis' series-clinching victory Friday, the Grizzlies' star was guarded by nearly half of the Spurs who saw the floor that night. First was Antonio McDyess. Then came Tim..." May 01

  • Spurs had no answer for Grizzlies' Zach Randolph

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Antonio McDyess grabbed. The Spurs power forward shoved. He pushed. He bumped. He banged. He was so close that he could smell Zach Randolph's breath, could hear him inhale and exhale. But in the final minutes of Game 6 in a first-round Western Conference series with the Spurs facing..." April 30

  • Randolph finds home in Memphis, and Griz get shocking success

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Zach Randolph, franchise player. Can we go ahead and call him that now? The Trail Blazers discarded him because they didn't want him hanging around with Greg Oden. The Knicks gave him up for cap room to pursue LeBron James. The Clippers ditched him to make room for Blake Griffin. The..." April 19

  • Zach Randolph's grit key to Memphis Grizzlies' playoff hopes

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "On the subject of toughness, Zach Randolph struggles to find the right words. How do you describe being a bully on the low block and an unstoppable force on the boards and having an appetite for the bruising contact that comes with the job? "It's just in me," Randolph said. "I'm not backing..." April 13

  • Zach Randolph named conference player of week for third time

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Zach Randolph was named the NBA's Western Conference Player of the Week today, the third time the Grizzlies' power forward has received the honor this season. Randolph led the Griz to a 3-0 record for games played March 28-April 3. He was the only player in the league to average 20 points, 10..." April 05