Zach Randolph and David Lee were once teammates for a terrible club. Now both are key figures for teams that appear headed to the postseason.
Randolph and Lee are among the league leaders in double-doubles heading into Wednesday night's matchup when the visiting Memphis Grizzlies look to defeat the Golden State Warriors for an eight straight meeting.
These forwards played together for a 23-win Knicks team in 2007-08 and also were teammates for part of the next season before Randolph was traded to the Clippers.
Now Randolph leads the NBA with 22 double-doubles and Lee is tied for second with 20. Randolph could be headed to his third straight postseason after a seven-year drought while Lee has never been in a playoff game or even been on a winning team in his first seven seasons.
The Grizzlies (22-10) are fourth in the Western Conference and the Warriors (22-11) are fifth.
Randolph had 15 points and 14 rebounds in the lone meeting between these clubs this season as Memphis sp...