HoopsHype Zach Randolph rumors


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As Zach Randolph sees it, there is no blank slate—at least when it comes to post play. Talented bigs come into the league at 19 and 20 years old with nothing but time to address their most concerning weaknesses. Yet all of the technical training in the world can't overwrite the need for certain qualities that cannot be learned and cannot be taught. "You can't teach footwork," Randolph said. "I mean you can, but you've gotta have that feel, you've gotta have that knack. It's a lot, reading a guy. If a guy's on your body, your instinct tells you to step through, push them off, or jab them. It all has to do with instincts and feel." Sports Illustrated

March 18, 2015 Updates

Zach Randolph stomped around the visitors’ locker room, wearing a scowl and delivering a twofold rant about the Grizzlies’ latest debacle. “Ten in a row?” the veteran power forward said. “Ten in a row?” … “We’ve got to get tough,” Randolph said before nearly pushing the locker room door off its hinges upon his exit. “It’s not just one thing. It’s a lot. We were soft, and we didn’t stick to what we were doing. It’s a disappointing loss, especially with what we’re talking about doing. We’ve got to do something to fix this.” Memphis Commercial Appeal

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Malcolm "Jimmy" Keep is an 88-year-old World War II veteran who was 18 when he fought with the Fourth Marine Division in the horrific 1945 Battle at Iwo Jima, which took the lives of 7,000 Marines. Later this month, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the battle, Keep is returning to the island for the first time. Before his trip, though, he was featured in his hometown paper, the Memphis Commercial Appeal, in which he revealed he is a die-hard Grizzlies fan who never misses a game on television. The tough-as-nails veteran has a particular fondness for the team's Grit 'n Grind bruiser, Zach Randolph. "They're men," Keep told the CA of the Grizz. "They're not afraid to bust your ass to get to the basket, especially [Zach] Randolph. Randolph's my man." ESPN.com

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Zach Randolph: R.I.P. Jerome Kersey. U will be greatly missed by your family, the @NBA , & the @Portland Trail Blazers. You were truly a great man! Twitter @MacBo50

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Randolph signed a multi-year extension to remain with the Grizzlies on July 7, 2014. Having expressed on multiple occasions his desire to stay in Memphis, Randolph has ensured he will remain a pillar of the city he has come to embody and love for seasons to come. “It means a lot to be able to stay here in Memphis, especially when we have built something here and have been here for a long time”, said Randolph. “It’s no secret this is where I want to retire and where I want to be. It looks like it’s going that way.” NBA.com

On the court, Randolph has become a centerpiece of the Grizzlies’ overall game plan over the years. Randolph’s ability to create mismatches with his polished mid-range shot, exceptional low-post moves and footwork has made him a nightmare to cover on the offensive end. “He creates so many problems for the other team and he’s always on the glass. He’s a problem in that paint for any team”, said Marc Gasol. “Whoever you put on him is going to have a tough night.” NBA.com

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While he hasn’t appeared much during games, he’s getting the opportunity to constantly practice against the NBA’s best frontcourt of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph, which has been an excellent experience for him. Playing against two All-Stars every day can only help a rookie who wants to learn. “I pick up on a lot of their tendencies, especially Z-Bo,” Stokes said. “I watch him all the time and I’ve guarded him; I feel like I pretty much know his game. I just pick up on certain things that he does. The way he scores the ball, it’s just amazing. It’s just small things like him getting away with a lot of contact, but you got to realize that he can do that. He plays with his legs a lot and people think, ‘Oh man, he’s being very physical,’ but no he’s using all butt and legs. I’ve picked up on things like that, which I had no idea about in college. Basketball Insiders

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You kind of carry yourself more like a rapper than a player. You keep it true to yourself and don’t sanitize yourself for the media. Zach Randolph: That’s just how I’ve always been. I be me. You can ask guys about me. Ask 2 Chainz, Fat Joe, Jay Rock—the list is long. I was actually at Yo Gotti’s restaurant last night. Them my homeboys. They all used to hoop, all the rappers used to play ball so there’s a lot of respect. We all keep it 100 and treat each other with respect. XXL Mag

January 13, 2015 Updates

Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph announced today a $20,000 contribution to MIFA (Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association) to help Memphians battle the dangerously cold temperatures that have descended up the city. Randolph’s donation will go directly to the MIFA Emergency Services Plus-1 program. Plus-1 is a program administered by MIFA to pay utility services for people in need. NBA.com

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