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89. Zach Randolph

With the phenomenal nickname of "Z-Bo," Zach Randolph played one year at Michigan State before declaring for the NBA Draft.  It was the Portland Trail Blazers who would take him 19th overall, and he became the starting Power Forward two years later.  That season, Randolph won the Most Improved Player of the Year Award and had his first 20/10 year.  He would accomplish the 20/10 feat again in 2006-07.

Z-Bo would later play for the Knicks, and then the Clippers, who would subsequently deal him to the Memphis Grizzlies, where he became most associated with.  With the Grizzlies, he would go to the All-Star Game twice (2010 & 2013), was a Third Team All-NBA Selection in 2010-11, and also had the most Offensive Rebounds in two seasons.

While Randolph did not see a lot of playoff action, he did his part and was often the best player on his team.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Marion, Indiana, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 2022
  • Position: Center, Power Forward
  • Played For: Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings
  • College: Michigan State
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 19th Overall in 2001
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-NBA Third Team (2011)
    NBA All-Star (2010 & 2013)
    Most Offensive Rebounds (2010 & 2012)
    NBA Champion (None)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Points (1) (2009-10)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rebounds (6) (2003-04, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2012-13, 2013-14 & 2014-15)
    Top Ten Finishes: Rebounds per Game (6) (2003-04, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2012-13, 2013-14 & 2014-15)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Rebounds (4) (2009-10, 2010-11, 2012-13 & 2013-14)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Rebounds (3) (2003-04, 2009-10 & 2010-11)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (2) (2003-04 & 2009-10)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goals (3) (2003-04, 2009-10 & 2013-14)
    Top Ten Finishes: 2-Point Field Goal Attempts (4) (2003-04, 2006-07, 2009-10 & 2013-14)
    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (1) (2009-10)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Win Shares (1) (2012-13)
    Top Ten Finishes: Usage Percentage (1) (2006-07)
    Top Ten Finishes: Total Rebound Percentage (4) (2009-10, 2010-11, 2012-13 & 2014-15)
    Top Ten Finishes: Offensive Rebound Percentage (3) (2009-10, 2010-11 & 2012-13)
    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Rebound Percentage (2) (2006-07 & 2007-08

  • Notable All-time Rankings:

    25. Offensive Rebounds: 3,279
    33. Defensive Rebounds: 6,929
    42. Rebounds: 10,208
    43. Defensive Rebound Percentage: 23.8
    45. Total Rebound Percentage: 17.3
    48. 2-Point Field Goal Attempts: 15,045
    49. 2-Point Field Goals: 7,237
    50. Usage Percentage: 26.6
    53. Field Goals: 7,436
    54. Field Goal Attempts: 15,774
    57. Offensive Rebound Percentage: 11.0
    71. Points: 18,578
    71. Games Played: 1,116
    85. Minutes Played: 34,616
    96. Rebounds per Game: 9.1
    98. PER: 19.3

Should Zach Randolph be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 21.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 21.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 42.9%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 14.3%
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