Grizzlies Rolling The Dice With Zach Randolph

Tyler PollardCorrespondent IJuly 9, 2009

LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 25:  Zach Randolph #50 and Fred Jones #2 of the Los Angeles Clippers celebrate in the final seconds of the game with the Boston Celtics on February 25, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  The Clippers won 93-91.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Zach Randolph isn't the best person for your kid's to look up to.

Though Randolph has always been a dominant offensive force in the NBA scoring 20 or more points per game in four out of his eight seasons. He just can't stay out of trouble with the law. Getting his past teams front office's pissed of here and there.

Randolph has had several ups and downs in his career. The Grizzlies are ready to roll the dice on this power forward who is a great low post player. Something the Grizzlies haven't had in years.

It will be interesting to see how Randolph cops with the rest of this young and talented team. Considering Randolph has always been the main offensive objective on his past teams, while the Grizzlies have many offensive weapons. O.J Mayo, Rudy Gay, and possibly Allen Iverson. All guy's that are prolific scorers and can breakout for 30 or more points each night they play.

He will also go along the Grizzlie powerful front court tandem next year, Marc Gasol and Hasheem Thabeet. Both great defenders and rebounders.

The Grizzlies can get a lot Randolph lets see the up's of his career and the downs of his career.


  • Was named NBA's most improved player in 2004, averaging a double-double with 20.1 points and 10.3 rebounds a game.
  • Finished 2009 with 29 double-doubles in only 50 games.


  • Threatened with charges involving the shooting's of three men, but charges were dropped when he admitted his brother took the shots.
  • Was charged with sexual assualt on a women and later sued for it.

Though Randolph is a double-double machine he always find's trouble. It will be a gamble for this up and coming Memphis team.