Zach Randolph

Zach Randolph (MEM) – “Z-Bo” nike

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gries Power Forward: 6’9, 260 lbs; 17th year, Michigan State

NBA Role: bruising power forward Hybrid

Z-Bo is as real as it gets up front – undersized, power-finesse big w/ an immovable base – been tough to corral for 17 years; since State, Z-Bo’s been a gifted low-post & face up scorer – establishes himself early by grabbing, moving & even bowing his opponent from time to time…but it’s an elaborate set up – Randolph frustrates his matchup into making defensive mistakes like no other (once you’re at a disadvantage, a lil lefty hook or ‘strongman’ hook* is coming); can’t jump over a phone book, hasn’t ever needed athleticism to be effective – Randolph’s jab step, combined w/ a patient approach, produces nice results; remains a strong rebounder and inside presence (should teach a clinic on how to keep the ball high after securing an offensive rebound), though efficiency is starting to waver a bit; smart defender, though limited; thriving in a Sixth Man role

*the defender, J. Sullinger (TOR) in this example, usually can’t do anything to stop Randolph’s strong hook since it’s quick & he releases at its peak 

Signature Move: jab step, right elbow jumper

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 80


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Career: 16.8 points/game, 9.3 rebounds/game, 47% FG

2x All-Star (’10, ’13) starstar

All-NBA Third Team (2011)

Most Improved Player (2004)

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