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2013-14 SEASON:
Completed his fifth season in Memphis and 13th in the NBA with averages of 17.4 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists on .467 shooting in 34.2 minutes in 79 games (all starts)… Led the Grizzlies in scoring average, rebounding average, total points (1,372) and total rebounds (795) for the fourth time since coming to Memphis… Also led the team in total offensive rebounds (265), total defensive rebounds (530), field goals made (560), field goals attempted (1,198), free throws made (250), free throws attempted (337) and total minutes (2,705)… Set career highs for total assists (200) and assists per game… Tied for fourth in the NBA in double‐doubles (47) and ranked ninth in rebound average, tied for 36th in scoring average and 39th in minutes per game… Recorded a double‐double average for the seventh time in the last eight seasons and for the eighth time in his career… One of seven players to average at least 17 points and 10 rebounds per game… Scored 14 of his 28 points and tallied 12 of the Grizzlies’ final 14 in the team’s first road win of the season on Nov. 15 at LA Lakers… Averaged 24.3 points and 12.0 rebounds on .574 shooting during Memphis’ four‐game road sweep of every Californian NBA team (LA Lakers, Sacramento, LA Clippers, Golden State) from Nov. 15‐20, recording at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in all four games… That marked the third time in 11 occurrences since the start of the 1985‐86 season that a team swept all four Californian teams on the same road trip… Posted 23 points and a season‐high 20 rebounds, including a season‐best 10 offensive boards, on Jan. 20 vs. New Orleans in the 12th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Game, marking his 11th career game with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds (ninth in a Grizzlies uniform)… Recorded his 190th double‐double with Memphis on Jan. 28 at Portland, breaking the franchise record previously held by Pau Gasol… Randolph broke the club record despite playing 175 fewer games with the Grizzlies than Gasol… Recorded his 400th career double‐double on March 26 at Utah, becoming the eighth active player to notch 400 career double‐doubles and the fourth quickest among active players to reach 400 behind only Tim Duncan, Dwight Howard and Kevin Garnett… Scored a season‐high 32 points, the highest scoring performance by any Grizzlies player during the season, on April 14 at Phoenix in helping Memphis clinch its franchise‐record fourth consecutive playoff berth… Averaged 29.5 points and 11.5 rebounds on .553 shooting in 42.5 minutes in the final two games of the season from April 14‐16, including a 27‐point, 14‐rebound game in the regular season finale, a 106‐105 overtime victory on April 16 vs. Dallas that earned Memphis the seventh seed in the Western Conference Playoffs… Led the team or tied for the team lead in scoring 33 times, rebounding 57 times, assists eight times, steals eight times, blocks five times and minutes 22 times… Posted 10+ points 74 times, 20+ points 34 times and 30+ points once… Grabbed 10+ rebounds 47 times and 20+ rebounds once… Recorded 47 double‐doubles… Notched 20+ points and 10+ rebounds 27 times… Tallied 20+ points and 20+ rebounds once…Had more games with 20+ points, 10+ rebounds and 5+ offensive rebounds (16) than any other NBA player… Missed three games due to injury/illness… Missed two games from Nov. 30‐Dec. 3 with a toe injury… Did not play on March 5 at Brooklyn due to flu‐like symptoms… Won the Kia NBA Community Assist Award in November 2013, his third time to receive the honor, for his outstanding contributions to the Memphis community.
2014 Playoffs: Scored 10+ points six times and 20+ points three times, including a playoff season‐high 25 points in Game 2 of the opening round on April 21 at Oklahoma City… Grabbed 10+ rebounds three times, including a playoff season‐high 11 rebounds in Game 1 of the opening round of April 19 at Oklahoma City… Recorded three double‐doubles (23 career) and two 20‐10 games (15 career).

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13 (Memphis): Selected to the NBA All-Star Team for the second time in his career, becoming the first Grizzlies player to make multiple All-Star appearances… Recorded 15.4 points, 11.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists on .460 shooting in 34.3 minutes in 76 games (75 starts) in his fourth season in Memphis and 12th in the NBA… Led the NBA in total offensive rebounds (310) for the second time in his career (2009-10) and tallied the third-highest number of offensive boards in his career… Ranked fourth in the league in doubledoubles (45)… Tied for fourth in the league in rebounding and was one of three qualifying players to average at least 15 points and 11 rebounds per game (Dwight Howard, David Lee)… Averaged a double-double for the seventh time in his career and seventh time in the last 10 seasons… Recorded six points and five rebounds in 13 minutes in the 2013 NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 17 at the Toyota Center in Houston… Exploded for a season-high 38 points and season-best 22 rebounds in 44 minutes in an overtime win over Phoenix on Dec. 4, his fourth career 30-20 game and third in a Grizzlies uniform… Became one of four players in NBA history to post at least 38 points and 22 boards against Phoenix, joining Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bob Lanier… Shot 15-of-22 from the field and 8-of-8 from the free throw line in his performance against the Suns… Poured in 25 points and 19 rebounds in the regular season finale on April 17 vs. Utah… Hauled in 10 offensive rebounds on Jan. 14 vs. LA Clippers and March 15 at Denver, his eighth and ninth career games, respectively, with double-digit offensive boards… Recorded more than 10 points and more than 10 rebounds in all of the first 11 games of the season, becoming just the third player in the last 32 seasons to do so, joining Shaquille O’Neal (1992-93) and Kevin Love (2011-12)… His 11-game double-double streak to start the season was the longest double-double streak by any NBA player this season… Recorded a season-high six assists on Nov. 28 vs. Toronto… Scored 10-plus points 66 times, 20-plus points 13 times and 30-plus points once… Grabbed 10-plus rebounds 48 times and 20-plus rebounds once… Posted 45 double-doubles… Recorded 10 games with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds… DNP (Coach’s Decision) on Jan. 18 vs. Sacramento while resting a strained lower back… Not with team on Jan. 4 vs. Portland due to flu-like symptoms… Missed four games from March 3-9 due to a left ankle sprain… 2013 Playoffs: Led the team in in scoring (17.4 points) and rebounding (10.0)… Ranked T-15th in the league in scoring and seventh in rebounding during the postseason… Averaged 11.0 points and 12.0 rebounds on .302 shooting in 38.5 minutes in the Western Conference Finals against San Antonio… Averaged 18.4 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists on .446 shooting in 39.6 minutes during the Western Conference Semifinals against Oklahoma City… Averaged 20.8 points and 8.0 rebounds on .568 shooting in 33.7 minutes in the first round against the Los Angeles Clippers.

2011-12 (Memphis): Posted11.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists on .463 shooting in 26.2 minutes in an abbreviated 28-game season due to a torn right medial collateral ligament (MCL) sustained on Jan. 1, 2012 at Chicago… Scored a season-high 25 points in 25 minutes his return game on March 16, 2012 vs. Toronto, becoming just the second player in NBA history to score at least 25 points in his first game following a layoff of 10 weeks or more (Jeff Malone, 28 points on March 23, 1995)… 2012 Playoffs: Averaged 13.7 points, a team-high 9.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists on .420 shooting in 35.4 minutes in seven games against the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs…

2010-11 (Memphis): Posted 20.1 points, a franchise-record 12.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists on .503 shooting in 36.3 minutes en route to his selection to the 2010-11 All-NBA Third Team… Set a career high in rebounds per game and tied a personal best in assists per game… Ranked third in the NBA in rebounding and 19th in scoring… Earned numerous accolades on and off the court… Named the January 2011 Western Conference Player of the Month, a career first and franchise first for the monthly award… Averaged 22.4 points and 14.2 rebounds in the month of January… Earned three Western Conference Player of the Week Awards for the weeks of Jan. 3, Jan. 24 and March 28, more Western weekly awards than any NBA player except Russell Westbrook (four)… Recorded 53 double-doubles… Recorded his 300th career double-double on March 19, 2011 vs. Indiana… Won the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for December 2010… 2011 Playoffs: Led Memphis to the Western Conference Semifinals for the first time in team history, averaging 22.2 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists on .446 shooting in 39.6 minutes in 13 games… Led the team and placed 10th in the NBA in scoring … Ranked second on the team and fourth in the NBA in rebounding… Recorded an NBA-high four 30-point, 10-rebound games… Scored a franchise-record and career-high 34 points in Game 1 of the conference semifinals on May 1, 2011 at Oklahoma City… Posted the first 20-point, 20-rebounds in franchise playoff history with 21 points and a franchise-record tying 21 rebounds in Game 3 of the conference semifinals on May 7, 2011 vs. Oklahoma City… Matched his franchise record with 34 points in triple-overtime on Game 4 of the conference semifinals on May 9, 2011 vs. Oklahoma City… Poured in 17 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter in Memphis’ first round series-clinching Game 6 victory on April 29, 2011 vs. San Antonio… Made the deciding three-pointer with 41.9 seconds remaining in Game 3 of the first round on April 23 vs. San Antonio…

2009-10 (Memphis): Led the Grizzlies in scoring (20.8 points) and rebounding (11.7) on .488 shooting in 37.6 minutes in 81 games (all starts) in his first season in Memphis… Set or tied 16 franchise records en route to his selection to the 2010 All-Star Game, his first career All-Star berth… Became the second All-Star in club history (Pau Gasol in 2005-06)… Recorded eight points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 19 minutes on Feb. 14, 2010 in Dallas… Ranked tied for third in rebounding and 12th in scoring… One of three players (Chris Bosh, David Lee) to average at least 20 points and 10 rebounds… Led the NBA with 4.1 offensive rebounds per game… Recorded a careerhigh and franchise-record 57 double-doubles, second in the NBA behind Dwight Howard… Grabbed a career-high 25 rebounds on Feb. 27, 2010 at New York… Recorded his 10,000th career point on April 4, 2010 at Orlando… Recorded his 5,000th career rebound on March 17, 2010 at Houston… Recorded his 200th career double-double on Nov. 10, 2009 vs. Portland…

2008-09 (New York/LA Clippers): Averaged 20.8 points and 10.1 rebounds in 35.1 minutes in 50 games (45 starts), splitting time between the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers… Posted 20.9 points and 9.4 rebounds in 35.1 minutes in 39 games (34 starts) with the Clippers… Registered 20.5 points and 12.5 rebounds in 35.3 minutes in 11 games (all starts) with the Knicks… One of four NBA players (Chris Bosh, Dwight Howard, Al Jefferson) to average at least 20 points and 10 rebounds…

2007-08 (New York): Posted 17.6 points and 10.3 rebounds in 32.5 minutes in 69 games (68 starts)… Led the team in rebounding and ranked second in scoring… Collected 40 double-doubles, 10th in the NBA…

2006-07 (Portland): Averaged a career-high 23.6 points (12th in the NBA) and 10.1 rebounds (8th) in 35.7 minutes in 68 games (67 starts)… Became the first player in Trail Blazers history to lead the team in scoring and rebounding in four consecutive seasons… The only NBA player to average at least 23 points and 10 rebounds… Scored a career-high 43 points on March 29, 2007 vs. Memphis…

2005-06 (Portland): Averaged 18.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in 34.4 minutes in 74 games (71 starts)… Led Trail Blazers in scoring, rebounding and double-doubles (21) for a third consecutive year… Recorded a career-high eight assists on Dec. 16, 2005 vs. Seattle…

2004-05 (Portland): Led the team in scoring (18.9 points) and rebounding (9.6) in 34.8 minutes in 46 games (37 starts)…

2003-04 (Portland): Enjoyed a breakout campaign by leading the Trail Blazers in scoring (20.1 points) and 10.5 rebounds in 37.9 minutes in 81 games (80 starts)… Named the 2003-04 NBA Most Improved Player, becoming the first Trail Blazer to receive the honor since Kevin Duckworth (1987-88)… Ranked 16th in the NBA in scoring, sixth in rebounding and 17th in field goal percentage (.485)… Collected 43 double-doubles...

2002-03 (Portland): Averaged 8.4 points and 4.5 rebounds in 16.9 minutes in 77 games (11 starts)… Shot a career-high .513 from the field… 2003 Playoffs: Posted 13.9 points and 8.7 rebounds in a seven-game first-round series against Dallas… Inserted into the starting lineup after Portland fell behind in the series 0-3 and responded by averaging 20.5 points and 11.0 rebounds in the final four contests, as the Trail Blazers became the third team in NBA history to force a Game 7 after starting the series 0-3…

2001-02 (Portland): Averaged 2.8 points and 1.7 rebounds in 5.8 minutes in 41 games as a rookie… 2002 Playoffs: Made his postseason debut, logging one minute in Game 1 of a first-round matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers on April 21, 2002.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
A key contributor for Michigan State’s 2001 Final Four squad, the early-entry candidate was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round (19th overall) of the 2001 NBA Draft on June 27, 2001… Signed a multi-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers on Aug. 20, 2001… Signed a multi-year contract extension with the Portland Trail Blazers on Nov. 4, 2004… Traded by the Portland Trail Blazers with Dan Dickau and Fred Jones to the New York Knicks for Steve Francis and Channing Frye on June 28, 2007… Traded by the New York Knicks with Mardy Collins to the Los Angeles Clippers for Cuttino Mobley and Tim Thomas on Nov. 21, 2008… Traded by the Los Angeles Clippers to the Memphis Grizzlies for Quentin Richardson on July 17, 2009… Signed a multi-year contract extension with the Memphis Grizzlies on April 20, 2011.

COLLEGE:
In his lone season at Michigan State University (2000-01), averaged 10.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists on .587 shooting in 19.8 minutes in 33 minutes as a key reserve on the Spartans’ 2001 NCAA Final Four squad… Earned Freshman All-American honors from The Sporting News… Ranked third in the Big Ten in field goal percentage and ninth in rebounding… Scored a career-high 27 points on Dec. 6, 2000 vs. Florida… Posted a career-high 14 rebounds in the NCAA Elite Eight on March 25, 2011 vs. Temple.

PERSONAL:
Born July 16, 1981 in Marion, Ind… Full name is Zachary Randolph… Nickname is “Z-Bo,” a reference to the Friday movie franchise… Son of Mae Randolph… Has one brother, Roger… Has two sisters, Tomika and Kelly… Has two daughters, MacKenley and MaZiya… Attended Marion High School in Marion, Ind., where he earned USA Today and Parade First Team All-American honors as a senior in 2000… Named Most Valuable Player of the 2000 McDonald’s All-American game… Guided Marion to the 2000 Class 4A State Championship… Named 2000 Indiana Player of the Year by USA Today… Member of the silver medalist U.S. Team at the 2000 World Championship for Young Men… Extremely active in the Memphis community… An advocate for pit bulls, assisted in the rescue of a pit bull that was trapped in a drainage pipe in Memphis in July 2012… Teamed with Tia Torres of Animal Planet’s “Pit Bulls & Parolees,” of which he is a fan, to help the troubled dog receive long-term care, financing the entire rescue, rehabilitation and adoption processes for the dog, named “Little Z-Bo”… Received the Kia NBA Cares Community Assist Award in December 2010 in recognition to his outstanding efforts in the community… Affectionately known as “Z-Bo Claus” during the holiday season for his philanthropic work in the Memphis community, has funded utility payments for 100 families in need during the holidays for three-straight years… Took 100 children from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis on a holiday shopping spree at Sam’s Club in December 2010, providing each child with a $100 gift card…Co-hosted the 2012 Staxtacular event, his third consecutive year hosting the fundraiser benefiting the Stax Music Academy… Appeared on “MTV Cribs” in January 2006… Met Nelson Mandela as part of NBA’s “Basketball Without Borders” event in Johannesburg, South Africa in September 2004… Favorite basketball player growing up was Michael Jordan.

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Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 260 lbs./ 117.9 kg
Born: July 16, 1981
From: Michigan State University
Draft: 1st Round (19th pick) 2001 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2001
Years Pro: 13
Previous Teams:
  Memphis Grizzlies 2009 - 2014
  Los Angeles Clippers 2009 - 2009
  New York Knicks 2008 - 2008
  Los Angeles Clippers 2008 - 2008
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Prior to NBA/Country: Michigan State/USA

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