18 Facts About Zach Randolph


Zachary McKenley Randolph was born on July 16,1981 and is an American former professional basketball player.


Zach Randolph played for five teams over the course of his professional career, making the All-NBA Third Team in 2011 with the Memphis Grizzlies.


Zach Randolph played with the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers and Sacramento Kings before retiring in December 2019.


Zach Randolph grew up in Marion, Indiana, and attended Marion High School, where his coach was Moe Smedley.


Zach Randolph finished second in Indiana's "Mr Basketball" voting that year behind Jared Jeffries, who played for the team the Giants beat in the state championship game and would later become Randolph's teammate with the Knicks.


Zach Randolph was drafted by the Blazers in the first round in 2001.


Zach Randolph was not the only member of the Trail Blazers with well-documented outbursts, as the team's reputation as being full of trouble makers was so notable that they were dubbed the Jail Blazers.


Zach Randolph was selected for his first NBA All Star Game in 2010 and helped the Grizzlies improve despite failing to make it to the 2010 playoffs.


Later, Zach Randolph was named to the All-NBA Third Team for the first time in his career.


On May 15,2013, Zach Randolph helped lead the Grizzlies to victory over Oklahoma City to advance for the first time in franchise history to the Western Conference Finals.


Zach Randolph was suspended for Game 7 after punching Steven Adams in the jaw midway through the fourth quarter of game 6.


On November 2,2016, in a win over the New Orleans Pelicans, Zach Randolph passed Pau Gasol to become the Grizzlies' all-time leader in made field goals.


On November 23,2016, in a win over the Philadelphia 76ers, Zach Randolph passed Vlade Divac for 46th on the NBA's all-time leading rebounding list.


On July 10,2017, Zach Randolph signed a two-year, $24 million contract with the Sacramento Kings.


Zach Randolph made two of his career-high five 3-pointers to start overtime.


On December 20,2017, Zach Randolph had 21 points and eight rebounds against the Brooklyn Nets, surpassing 10,000 career rebounds.


Zach Randolph did not play for the team in his second season with the Kings and was traded, along with Justin Jackson, to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Harrison Barnes on February 6,2019.


On December 27,2019, Zach Randolph announced his retirement from professional basketball.