Zach Randolph Rumors

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Zach Randolph
Zach Randolph
Position: F-C
Born: 07/16/81
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:270 lbs. / 122.5 kg.
Salary: $12,307,692
So the Kings signed veteran Zach Randolph in the offseason and are bringing Labissiere along slowly. It’s not uncommon to see Labissiere staying after practice to work on post moves, honing his physicality. Randolph said Labissiere’s “upside is through the roof” and that he needs to remain patient and work hard. “I tell him, ‘Just keep playing,’” Randolph said. “He played good (Saturday). The kid works hard and that’s all you can do, keep working and that’s what Skal does every day. He puts his time in and he works.”
He reaches for a pair of latex gloves in his stall, then guides one over his right hand with the practiced skill of a nurse or a surgeon. He grabs a tube of cream, and accompanied by the sounds of grunts and groans, massages the product into his sore quads, knees, calves, feet and ankles. He was most generous around the ankles – almost a deep-tissue massage – and sweating heavily when he finished. “FlexPower,” Randolph explained, handing over the cream for examination. The product ingredients include Arnica, Glucosamine, green tea and tissue nutrients and claim to provide “a gradual heat that helps keep your joints and muscles toasty warm.” “But I don’t know,” the power forward says, shrugging. “I’ve been using it for years. But I think it might be more of a mind thing.”
“It’s embarrassing,” he said, “but I tell the young guys, ‘Things happen in life. You grow from adversity.’ For me, just taking care of everything, dealing with all that stuff, really threw me off. I’ve got the type of body that’s top heavy, like Cuz (DeMarcus Cousins). But even though you’re built differently than slim guys like Skal or Willie (Cauley-Stein), that’s no excuse. You’ve got to be in shape.”
But back to Randolph’s pregame ritual and those sore limbs. His body isn’t what it used to be, he says, but he should be in better shape. He gained weight and his offseason conditioning routine was disrupted when he was arrested in Los Angeles on felony marijuana charges. The charges were reduced to misdemeanors, and if he completes a diversion program and 150 hours of community service, the case will be dismissed. “It’s embarrassing,” he said, “but I tell the young guys, ‘Things happen in life. You grow from adversity.’ For me, just taking care of everything, dealing with all that stuff, really threw me off. I’ve got the type of body that’s top heavy, like Cuz (DeMarcus Cousins). But even though you’re built differently than slim guys like Skal or Willie (Cauley-Stein), that’s no excuse. You’ve got to be in shape.”