Found November 19, 2012 on
5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE:
In an article by the Commercial Appeal, Zach Randolph does not mind cleaning up after the mess left behind by his teammates. Z-Bo is not known for the greatest athletic ability, but with his size, he can outpower you in the paint. With a talented offensive cast around him, he does not necessarily have to shoot all the time. He can just look for any missed shots by his teammates and clean the mess up with an offensive rebound and/or putback. Z-Bo said,
I’ll just be the garbage man. I’m going to pick your trash up. I’ll do what I’ve got to do.
In other words, he accepts the fact that he can let Marc Gasol or Rudy Gay run the show with the Memphis Grizzlies. His role is to be the gritty player in the post and get dirty with it. That seems to be working for the Grizzlies with a cool 8-1 record at this point.
Randolph is just going out there and proving critics wrong that said he was done. An indicating factor that shows that he is down there getting rebounds and cleaning up the glass is that he currently leads the league in rebounds with an average of 13.9 per game. Another factor that says a lot about Z-Bo is that he is average 17.2 a game, which is the second highest on his team. This is considering most of the offensive plays do not go through him.
Zach Randolph puts in work. He may not be the Kevin Durant’s or Kobe Bryant’s of the league, but he will put up a nice stat line every night.
BEST OF MAXIM
Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for confronting Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins following both their ejections in a game last week.
The fine was announced Monday by Stu Jackson, the league's executive vice president of basketball operations.
Randolph and Perkins were each ejected for an altercation with 2:05 remaining in the fourth...
According to Sports Illustrated, Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph has been fined $25,000 by the league. This fine stems from a post-game verbal altercation between Randolph and Oklahoma City Thunder player Kendrick Perkins.
Replays of the game shows that during a Thunder free throw, Zach Randolph and Kendrick Perkins were a bit chatty. After Russell Westbrook knocked down...
With Zach Randolph fully healthy, the Memphis Grizzlies are reaping the benefits in a major way. They've jumped out to an 8-1 record to start the season and have already posted some impressive victories.
Everyone knows that Tony Allen is one of the toughest guys around the league. O.J. Mayo could tell you that after their fight when they were teammates. Allen is one of the best perimeter defenders in the league, making him someone who offensive players don’t want to play against.
So why did Tony Allen take a cheap shot on Kenneth Faried by pulling his hair?
This was in the heat...
What you’re about to see is a pretty strong right-handed dunk from Rudy Gay, but you basically knew that already. So, I’d like to bring some attention to the remarkable play that made this whole sequence possible. It’s actually kind of subtle, and I didn’t notice it the first time I watched the video, but once I did see it I nearly stood up from my chair and started clapping...
Zach Randolph and Kendrick Perkins were each ejected from the game and had an altercation in the locker room area.
Currently, the team on top of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association is the Memphis Grizzlies.
During tonight's game against the Denver Nuggets, a stolen pass ended up culminating in an alley-oop pass from Michael Conley to Rudy Gay:
Zach Randolph says he has a record of 28-4 in fights in his lifetime.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Danilo Gallinari scored 26 points, including a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left, and the Denver Nuggets ended the Memphis Grizzlies' win streak at eight games with a 97-92 victory Monday night.
JaVale McGee provided a second-half lift for Memphis and finished with 15 points and eight rebounds. Kenneth Faried added 13 points and grabbed 13 boards to help...
With eight straight wins, the Memphis Grizzlies are in uncharted territory.
Memphis (8-1) owns the best record in the NBA for the first time in the franchise's 17-year history, and it will look to keep rolling during a five-game homestand against struggling teams that starts with the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.
The Grizzlies picked up double-digit victories over Miami,...
The hottest (and best) basketball team in Tennessee doesn’t sport bright orange jerseys. The Memphis Grizzlies clawed their way to eight straight wins and handed last week’s #1 team, their first loss of the season. It’s the season of furry mascots as the Charlotte Bobcats have been the best story, storming out to a 4-4 [...]
Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol provide a reminder to “small ball” teams that there are still plenty of good big men in the league.credit: media.commercialappeal.com
Over the past few years, many teams around the league have made the switch from traditional lineups to much smaller, quicker ones. This development has been made possible by small forwards who are talented enough to...
Mike Conley scored 20 points and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Charlotte Bobcats 94-87 on Saturday night for their eighth consecutive victory.
Zach Randolph added 18 points and 12 rebounds, and three other players scored in double figures for the Grizzlies, who own the NBA's best record at 8-1. Rudy Gay had 16 points and Marc Gasol and Tony Allen scored 12 apiece.