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Zach Randolph

33-Year-Old    C,PF    Memphis Grizzlies

2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

16.1

REB

11.4

AST

1.2

STL

1.0

BLK

0.1

2014-15 NBA ROS Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Randolph is entering his 15th season. Last season, he averaged 17.4 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.7 steals, and 0.3 blocks in 34 minutes per game through 79 games. He shot 47 percent from the field on 15.2 attempts per game and 74 percent from the free-throw line on ...

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STATUS:  Game-Time Decision    INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  12/30/2014
HT: 6' 9"   WT: 253 lbs   DOB: 7/16/1981  College: Michigan State
DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #19 Overall in 2001   Show ContractHide Contract

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Portland picked up his fourth year option worth $1,805,126 and is signed through the 2004-05 season; Signed a contract extension in Nov. 2004 that is believed to be for six years through the 2010-11 season; Traded to New York in June 2007. Agreed to a four-year extension with the Grizzlies in April 2011. Exercised his 2014-15 player option and agreed to a two-year extension with the Grizzlies in June 2014.

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Zach Randolph NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 22 46 34.8 18.9 9.6 1.9 0.7 0.4 0.0 44.8 81.5 2.4 3.1 6.5 0.1 0.0 7.2 16.1 4.5 5.5
2005-06 23 74 34.4 18.0 8.0 1.9 0.8 0.2 0.2 43.6 71.4 2.2 2.6 5.4 0.7 29.1 7.2 16.6 3.3 4.6
2006-07 24 68 35.7 23.6 10.1 2.2 0.8 0.2 0.2 46.7 81.9 3.2 2.9 7.2 0.7 29.2 8.8 18.9 5.8 7.1
2007-08 25 69 32.5 17.6 10.3 2.0 0.9 0.2 0.3 45.9 77.2 2.7 2.7 7.6 1.2 27.5 7.0 15.3 3.2 4.2
2008-09 26 50 35.1 20.8 10.1 2.1 0.9 0.3 0.6 47.5 73.4 2.3 3.1 6.9 1.9 33.0 8.3 17.5 3.6 4.9
2009-10 27 81 37.7 20.8 11.7 1.8 1.0 0.4 0.2 48.8 77.8 2.1 4.1 7.7 0.6 28.8 8.0 16.5 4.5 5.7
2010-11 28 MEM 75 36.3 20.1 12.2 2.2 0.8 0.3 0.1 50.3 75.8 2.0 4.3 7.8 0.6 18.6 8.0 15.8 4.0 5.3
2011-12 29 MEM 28 26.3 11.6 8.0 1.7 0.8 0.1 0.1 46.3 65.9 1.4 2.8 5.3 0.3 25.0 4.7 10.2 2.1 3.1
2012-13 30 MEM 76 34.3 15.4 11.2 1.4 0.8 0.4 0.0 46.0 75.0 2.0 4.1 7.2 0.3 8.7 6.2 13.5 3.0 3.9
2013-14 31 MEM 79 34.2 17.4 10.1 2.5 0.7 0.3 0.0 46.7 74.2 2.3 3.4 6.7 0.3 10.0 7.1 15.2 3.2 4.3
2014-15 32 MEM 26 31.6 16.1 11.4 1.2 1.0 0.1 0.0 48.3 73.7 1.7 3.7 7.7 0.0 100.0 6.4 13.3 3.2 4.4
Rest Of Season Projections 33 MEM 48 32.3 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Zach Randolph
Preseason Projections 33 MEM 77 33.8 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Zach Randolph

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Zach Randolph NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 3 32.0 15.3 14.3 0.7 0.7 0.0 0.0 50.0 66.7 1.3 5.0 9.3 0.0 0.0 7.0 14.0 1.3 2.0
Last 30 Days 11 31.2 16.2 11.2 1.0 1.1 0.1 0.0 50.0 65.3 1.5 3.5 7.6 0.0 0.0 6.6 13.3 2.9 4.5
Last 5 Games 5 34.4 18.0 13.0 0.8 0.8 0.2 0.0 55.9 73.7 1.8 3.6 9.4 0.0 0.0 7.6 13.6 2.8 3.8
Last 10 Games 10 31.1 16.4 11.0 1.0 1.0 0.1 0.0 49.6 72.7 1.4 3.6 7.4 0.0 0.0 6.6 13.3 3.2 4.4
Last 20 Games 20 31.4 16.0 11.8 1.2 0.9 0.1 0.1 47.6 71.1 1.6 4.1 7.7 0.1 100.0 6.4 13.4 3.2 4.5

 

Zach Randolph Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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True Shooting Percentage

52.9%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

In 2014-15, Zach Randolph has a true shooting percentage of 52.9%.

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Zach Randolph NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 22 46 36.0 19.6 9.9 1.9 0.8 0.4 0.0 44.8 81.5 2.5 3.2 6.7 0.1 0.0 7.5 16.6 4.6 5.7
2005-06 23 74 36.0 18.9 8.4 2.0 0.8 0.2 0.2 43.6 71.4 2.3 2.7 5.6 0.8 29.1 7.6 17.4 3.5 4.9
2006-07 24 68 36.0 23.9 10.2 2.2 0.8 0.2 0.2 46.7 81.9 3.2 3.0 7.3 0.7 29.2 8.9 19.1 5.8 7.1
2007-08 25 69 36.0 19.5 11.4 2.2 0.9 0.3 0.4 45.9 77.2 3.0 3.0 8.4 1.3 27.5 7.8 17.0 3.6 4.6
2008-09 26 50 36.0 21.3 10.3 2.1 0.9 0.3 0.7 47.5 73.4 2.3 3.2 7.1 2.0 33.0 8.5 17.9 3.7 5.0
2009-10 27 81 36.0 19.8 11.2 1.8 0.9 0.4 0.2 48.8 77.8 2.1 3.9 7.3 0.6 28.8 7.7 15.7 4.3 5.5
2010-11 28 MEM 75 36.0 19.9 12.1 2.2 0.8 0.3 0.1 50.3 75.8 2.0 4.3 7.8 0.6 18.6 7.9 15.7 4.0 5.2
2011-12 29 MEM 28 36.0 15.9 11.0 2.4 1.0 0.2 0.1 46.3 65.9 2.0 3.8 7.2 0.4 25.0 6.5 14.0 2.8 4.3
2012-13 30 MEM 76 36.0 16.1 11.8 1.5 0.8 0.4 0.0 46.0 75.0 2.1 4.3 7.5 0.3 8.7 6.5 14.1 3.1 4.1
2013-14 31 MEM 79 36.0 18.3 10.6 2.7 0.7 0.3 0.0 46.7 74.2 2.4 3.5 7.1 0.3 10.0 7.5 15.9 3.3 4.5
2014-15 32 MEM 26 36.0 18.4 13.0 1.4 1.2 0.1 0.0 48.3 73.7 1.9 4.2 8.8 0.0 100.0 7.3 15.2 3.7 5.0
Rest Of Season Projections 33 MEM 48 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Zach Randolph
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Zach Randolph NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 22 46 1603 871 442 86 34 17 0 44.8 81.5 112 142 300 6 0.0 332 741 207 254
2005-06 23 74 2545 1333 592 144 57 14 16 43.6 71.4 165 193 399 55 29.1 536 1229 245 343
2006-07 24 68 2425 1608 688 147 53 15 14 46.7 81.9 215 199 489 48 29.2 600 1286 394 481
2007-08 25 69 2244 1217 710 140 59 16 22 45.9 77.2 186 184 526 80 27.5 486 1058 223 289
2008-09 26 50 1757 1041 504 103 43 16 32 47.5 73.4 114 157 347 97 33.0 415 873 179 244
2009-10 27 81 3055 1681 950 149 80 34 15 48.8 77.8 174 330 620 52 28.8 652 1336 362 465
2010-11 28 MEM 75 2724 1504 914 163 63 25 8 50.3 75.8 151 326 588 43 18.6 598 1188 300 396
2011-12 29 MEM 28 735 324 225 48 21 4 2 46.3 65.9 40 78 147 8 25.0 132 285 58 88
2012-13 30 MEM 76 2607 1169 854 108 61 31 2 46.0 75.0 150 310 544 23 8.7 471 1024 225 300
2013-14 31 MEM 79 2705 1372 795 200 54 23 2 46.7 74.2 183 265 530 20 10.0 560 1198 250 337
2014-15 32 MEM 26 822 419 297 32 27 2 1 48.3 73.7 44 97 200 1 100.0 167 346 84 114
Rest Of Season Projections 33 MEM 48 1550 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Zach Randolph
Preseason Projections 33 MEM 77 2603 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Zach Randolph

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Zach Randolph NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 22 46 34.8 51.1 44.8 8.2 10.7 0.8 19.2
2005-06 23 74 34.4 48.3 44.3 8.5 9.8 0.9 16.0
2006-07 24 68 35.7 53.7 47.2 7.9 11.6 0.7 22.4
2007-08 25 69 32.5 51.3 47.0 9.3 12.3 0.8 19.1
2008-09 26 50 35.1 53.1 49.4 8.6 9.5 0.9 21.4
2009-10 27 81 37.7 54.6 49.4 8.0 9.3 0.9 23.9
2010-11 28 MEM 75 36.3 55.2 50.7 9.7 9.0 1.1 24.4
2011-12 29 MEM 28 26.3 50.0 46.7 11.7 9.7 1.2 14.3
2012-13 30 MEM 76 34.3 50.6 46.1 7.6 10.6 0.7 19.0
2013-14 31 MEM 79 34.2 51.0 46.8 11.6 10.6 1.1 19.4
2014-15 32 MEM 26 31.6 52.9 48.4 6.8 9.3 0.7 20.2
Rest Of Season Projections 33 MEM 48 32.3 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Zach Randolph
Preseason Projections 33 MEM 77 33.8 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Zach Randolph

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Zach Randolph 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Dec 27 at MIA                                
Dec 26 HOU                                
Dec 22 UTA                                
Dec 21 at CLE                                
Dec 19 CHI 22 8 12 1 0 0 0 4 11 0 0 0 0 5 7 2
Dec 17 at SAS 48 21 21 1 2 0 1 9 19 3 4 0 0 6 15 3
Dec 16 GSW 26 17 10 0 0 0 3 8 12 1 2 0 0 4 6 1
Dec 13 at PHI 33 24 11 1 2 0 3 10 14 4 4 0 0 2 9 1
Dec 12 CHA 43 20 11 1 0 1 2 7 12 6 9 0 0 1 10 4
Dec 9 DAL 32 17 13 0 1 0 1 6 18 5 6 0 0 9 4 3
Dec 7 MIA 24 17 6 2 1 0 0 8 15 1 1 0 0 3 3 0
Dec 5 SAS 30 10 8 0 1 0 3 4 11 2 2 0 0 2 6 3
Dec 3 at HOU 19 8 6 0 0 0 1 2 5 4 6 0 0 2 4 0
Nov 30 at SAC 34 22 12 4 3 0 0 8 16 6 10 0 0 2 10 3
Nov 28 at POR 32 14 13 1 2 0 2 7 13 0 5 0 0 3 10 3
Nov 26 at LAL 28 16 9 0 0 0 3 7 10 2 4 0 0 4 5 0
Nov 23 LAC 29 10 8 1 1 0 4 5 11 0 0 0 0 3 5 2
Nov 21 BOS 27 16 16 4 0 0 2 7 12 2 2 0 0 2 14 0
Nov 19 at TOR 38 18 18 0 2 0 3 7 18 4 4 0 0 8 10 2
Nov 17 HOU 26 14 7 1 2 0 1 4 11 6 6 0 0 2 5 3
Nov 15 DET 37 17 22 4 0 0 1 7 22 3 6 0 0 13 9 2
Nov 13 SAC 34 17 8 2 0 0 0 6 13 5 8 0 0 0 8 3
Nov 11 LAL 30 11 10 0 0 0 1 4 10 3 4 0 0 4 6 3
Nov 8 at MIL 36 22 14 1 0 0 1 7 14 7 7 1 1 6 8 5
Nov 7 at OKC 35 16 7 2 2 0 1 6 16 4 4 0 0 1 6 3
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Nov 5 at PHO 29 10 6 0 2 0 3 4 9 2 3 0 0 0 6 2
Nov 3 NOP 33 15 11 4 2 0 1 5 12 5 6 0 0 2 9 4
Nov 1 at CHA 29 12 12 0 0 0 1 6 12 0 0 0 0 1 11 3
Oct 31 at IND 33 22 13 1 3 0 1 7 14 8 10 0 0 6 7 3
Oct 29 MIN 35 25 13 1 1 1 5 12 16 1 1 0 0 6 7 3

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Zach Randolph: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Randolph (knee) is considered doubtful to play in Saturday's game against the Heat, The Commercial Appeal reports.

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Randolph (knee) will not play against the Rockets on Friday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Randolph (knee) was unable to participate in Friday's morning shootaround and remains questionable against the Rockets, Rob Fischer of Sports 56 WHBQ Memphis reports.

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Randolph (knee) remains questionable for Friday's game against the Rockets, The Commercial Appeal reports.

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Randolph (knee) is listed as questionable for Friday's game, the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen reports.

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Randolph (knee) is out for Monday's game versus the Jazz, Ronald Tillery of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

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Randolph (knee) is questionable for Monday's game versus the Jazz, Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

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Randolph (knee) did not make the trip to Cleveland for the Grizzlies' game Sunday, Brian Windhorst of ESPN reports.

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Randolph is dealing with swelling in his right knee and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cavs, the Memphis Commercial Appeal's Ronald Tillery reports.

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Randolph had just eight points (4-11 FG) Friday in a loss to the Bulls, tying his season low.

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Randolph posted 21 points (9-19 FG, 3-4 FT), 21 rebounds, one assist and two steals in 48 minutes during the Grizzlies' 117-116 3OT win versus the Spurs on Wednesday.

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Randolph recorded 20 points (7-12 FG, 6-9 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist and one block in 43 minutes during the Grizzlies' 113-107 win versus the Hornets on Friday.

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2014-15

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2013-14

Randolph put up a strong comeback 2012-13 season after having played just 28 games in the 2011-12 season due to injuries. He finished the year with averages of 15.4 points (46 percent from the field, 75 percent from the line), 11.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists. While Randolph has never been the type of player to produce steals and blocks on a consistent basis (with career averages of just 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocks), he is likely to remain a double-double machine even as he enters his 13th year in the NBA. Owners who decide to draft him may want to consider finding other frontcourt options to fill up the hole in the blocks category. Randolph should continue to see big minutes in the rotation despite the offseason addition of Kosta Koufos, whose ability to back up both big man spots can only help Randolph remain fresh throughout the season. While Randolph's best days are most likely behind him, he still looks to be a solid fantasy option this coming season.

2012-13

Randolph was one of many casualties in the lockout-shortened season. He tore the MCL in his right knee four games in. He eventually returned from the injury in March, but was limited and never really got up to snuff until late in the regular season. He finished the season averaging 11.6 points and 8.0 rebounds in 26.3 minutes per game--10 minutes less per game than he averaged 2010-11. That said, he’s still a dangerous low-post scorer with a variety of moves and a deft shooting touch. Prior to his injury-marred 2011-12 season, Randolph had averaged over 20 points per game for three straight seasons, while also averaging at least 10 rebounds during the same stretch. Where Randolph excels at contributing great numbers in points and rebounds, he fails to contribute much in the other counting categories. He averages 0.3 blocks per game for his career and has never been a good or willing passer. He started to show signs of good health in the playoffs. With a full offseason to get the knee right, Randolph should resume his typical 20/10 production.

2011-12

After years of not living up to his on-court talent and dealing with what seemed to be endless off-court issues, the much-maligned Randolph has put it all together since joining the Grizzlies. For the second consecutive season, Randolph averaged over 20 points and 10 rebounds, making him the only player in the NBA to do so in each of the past two years. As his game has matured, Randolph has become more efficient as a player, leading to his highest shooting percentage (50.1) and his lowest turnover (2.0) total since becoming a full-time player in 2003-04. While he’s proven to be one of the better double-double options in the league, Randolph remains dreadful on the defensive end of the court. His 0.8 steals is a decent mark for a power forward, but his 0.3 blocks ranks among the worst in the league at this position. Randolph recently had a run-in with the law after a man was assaulted at the NBA star’s home, but he’s not considered a suspect in the investigation. As long as he can stay out of trouble, Randolph will be remain one of the best scoring and rebounding combos in fantasy.

2010-11

After two teams in two seasons gave Randolph up for nothing, the Grizzlies' acquisition of Z-Bo was questioned – and criticized. "Why would an up-and-coming team like the Grizz want Z-Bo around?" Last season, we got the answer – Randolph and Marc Gasol emerged as a highly formidable frontcourt pairing, with Randolph reaching those magic numbers – 20-and-10 – in points and rebounds per game. Unfortunately, after the season, Randolph's less-appealing side manifested itself again, with two separate criminal investigations – one in Indianapolis and another in L.A. For the time being, the Grizzlies are standing by Randolph; there's even been talk of a new deal, as Randolph's $17.5 million contract expires after the season. For that reason alone, Randolph has plenty of motivation to be on his best behavior – another 20-10 season is to be expected.

2009-10

Randolph will start at power forward for the Grizzlies and should put up similar stats to what he amassed while with the Clippers last year. He’s a double-double machine who should easily approach 20-10 on one of the league’s worst teams. Only three other players, Dwight Howard, Al Jefferson and Chris Bosh, averaged more than 20 points and 10 rebounds last season, putting Randolph in good company. While his name appears next to All-NBA talent in the points and rebounds departments, Randolph’s game has warts in other areas. He doesn’t block shots, averaging less than half a block per game throughout his career, and there’s little reason to believe he’ll change his defensive tune this year. Randolph has taken an increasing number of three point attempts over the last two seasons. With Marc Gasol and rookie Hasheem Thabeet doing most of their work around the paint, Randolph could be asked to step out and shoot more threes this year. Memphis scored the second least points per game in the league last year (93.9), so even with young scoring threats OJ Mayo and Rudy Gay getting their shots, Randolph will be asked to provide the same offensive production he has with his previous teams, making him the de facto primary offensive threat in the Grizzlies’ frontcourt.

2008-09

The Knicks are now very clearly in rebuilding mode, with decisions to make on several players, including Randolph. According to various reports, general manager Donnie Walsh passed on a trade that would have sent Randolph to the Clippers for cap relief. That could mean they think he’ll play well in Mike D’Antoni’s system, or that they think he’ll put up good enough numbers that they’ll get a better offer at the deadline. Either way, don’t forget that Randolph was considered an automatic 20-and-10 this time last year. If he lands a significant role in the Knicks’ rotation – or if he’s traded to a team with an opening at the four (Memphis has been mentioned most often of late), there’s no reason he couldn’t reach that lofty plateau again.

2007-08

Randolph is coming off of a career season in Portland, but this summer he was traded to New York which could hurt his fantasy outlook. Randolph is one of the best low-post scorers in the NBA, and his dominant scoring/rebounding numbers (23.6 ppg, 10.1 rpg) combined with his solid shooting percentages (46.7% FG, 81.9% FT) help overcome his lack of steals/blocks and frequent turnovers (3.2 /game). He joins a Knicks team that starts Eddy Curry at center, and Curry shares almost all of the same strengths and weaknesses as Randolph. This could push Randolph off the block on offense. While he has a solid mid-range jumper, that isn’t where he is most effective. If this causes his scoring and field-goal percentage to dip, his fantasy value could slip down a notch. On the other hand, Curry is allergic to rebounds which could leave more for Randolph, and even if Randolph’s production slides a notch he should still remain an effective fantasy starter.

2006-07

Randolph was a classic 20/10 big man before going down with a knee injury that required microfracture surgery in 2005. Last season was his first year back, and though he still posted a respectable 18 ppg and 8.0 rpg, physically he wasn’t fully recovered. Randolph is a 6-9, 255 pound chunk that used to make his money on the blocks. Last season, though, he spent more time on the perimeter where his knee didn’t have to take as much pounding. This helped lead to his career-low 44% shooting from the field, as well as his lowest scoring and rebounding outputs since he became a starter. Since Randolph doesn’t contribute positively to any other category, he needs to regain his 20/10/good-shooting-percentage status that he maintained pre-injury. Microfracture surgery generally takes 18 months to heal completely, so theoretically Randolph should be healthier this season than he was a year ago.

2005-06

It takes a bold fantasy owner to draft anybody on the Blazers, but if you have to pick someone, Randolph's your best bet. After propelling many fantasy teams in 2003-04 with a huge season, Randolph suffered through an injury-plagued 2004-05, playing just 46 games due to knee problems. When he did play, Randolph averaged 19 points and nearly 10 rebounds per game, but he drew the ire of former coach Maurice Cheeks for shooting too much and failing to keep his teammates involved. Randolph's not much of a defensive presence, so won't give you much in the way of steals or shot-blocking. But if it’s points, boards and shooting percentage you need, a healthy Randolph is a pretty good bet.

2004-05

Isn't it amazing how some teams have distinct personalities that extend to every player? The Detroit "Bad Boy" Pistons... The "Bash Brother" A's of the late '80s and early '90s. John Madden's Raiders. And, of course, the Jail Blazers. Has every player on this team been in trouble with the law, or does it just seem that way? In the latest installment of this Rose City soap opera, Randolph was involved in a shooting at a nightclub last month. He didn't pull the trigger, but he may have misled the police and hindered the investigation. This after winning the NBA's Most Improved Player award with a 20.1-point, 10.5-board, two-assist average for the 2002-03 season. He was a lock to receive a fat contract extension - now rumors have him being shipped out to the first taker. Draft him for his considerable talent - he was an automatic double-double last year, and is primed to improve. But when drafting, consider the baggage.

2003-04

He figures to play a more prominent role for Portland in 2003-04. During the playoff series against Dallas, he averaged 13.9 points and 8.7 rebounds in 29.3 minutes – all increases over his regular season numbers. The depth chart currently has him backing up Rasheed Wallace at power forward, but we expect Randolph to get a solid 25 minutes per night.