The 5 Greatest Records PF Zach Randolph Still Owns

As NBA & Memphis Grizzlies fans celebrate Zach Randolph on his 41st birthday, check out some of the best records to know about the legendary Power Forward. 

Born and raised in Marion, Indiana, Zach Randolph was always the best basketball player growing up, and he carried this reputation through high school to become the No. 1 ranked recruit heading into College. The 6’9″, 250-pound lefty would choose to play for Tom Izzo at Michigan State, where he reflected Coach Izzo’s hard-nosed style as a bruising rebounder and post presence. Although Randolph was a one-and-done player at MSU, it was clear to NBA scouts that he could be a double-double machine at the next level.

However, Z-Bo wasn’t drafted until 19th overall by the Portland Trailblazers in 2001, which left him with a lot to prove. After two fruitless seasons where he saw little playing time, Randolph exploded onto the NBA scene in 2004, averaging a double-double and winning the Most Improved Player. Although Portland missed the next three playoffs, the Indiana native continued his success until 2007, when he would be traded to New York and Los Angeles within the span of two years. Despite a prolific scoring pace, he was yet to find a permanent NBA home.

Luckily for Randolph, he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in July 2009, which would be his home for the next eight years, as he became the leader of the ‘Grit and Grind’ Grizzlies that appeared in the Playoffs seven consecutive seasons and made a Conference Finals in 2013. Although the Midwestern product struggled to find his niche for a while, his intense work ethic, consistency, hard-nosed playing style, and gifted post-game helped Z-Bo have a hugely successful career while endearing him to the Memphis faithful and NBA fans alike.

Here are some of the greatest records to know about Zach Randolph:
Zach Randolph Career Stats basketball reference records
Via Basketball Reference

Throughout a notorious 17-year career, Zach Randolph racked up some impressive accolades

Career resume:

  • 2x All-Star
  • 2011 All-NBA 3rd Team
  • 2004 Most Improved Player
  • #50 retired by the Grizzlies

Over a gritty 8-year tenure in Memphis, Zach Randolph set many Grizzlies records 

Grizzlies records:

  • Seasons (5) of 10+ RPG
  • 25+ REB & 2+ STL in 1 game
  • Career games of 10+/15+/20+/25+ REB
  • Career games (10) of 20+ PTS & 20+ REB
  • Consecutive games of 3+/6+/7+/8+/13+/14+/16+/17+/18+ REB

Zach Randolph helped set a winning foundation in Memphis on the way to tons of Playoff records

Grizzlies Playoff records:

  • Career PTS (1,058)
  • Career REB (589)
  • Career Games (62)
  • REB (150) in 1 Postseason
  • Postseasons of 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10+ RPG
  • Career games of 5+/10+/20+ REB
  • Consecutive games of 1+/5+/15+ REB

In 6 years with Portland, Z-Bo forged a successful NBA career with some Blazers records to show for it

Zach Randolph’s Blazers records:

  • Games of 3+/4+/5+/6+/7+/8+/9+ REB in 1 season
  • Games (8) of 10+ REB & 10+ FTM in 1 season
  • Consecutive games (118) of 4+ REB &
  • Consecutive games (96) 5+ REB

The tough-minded Randolph proved himself as the greatest rebounder in Grizzlies history 

Most seasons of 10+ RPG in Memphis Grizzlies history:

1. Zach Randolph (5)

2. Jonas Valanciunas (3)

T3. Steven Adams & Shareef Abdur-Rahim (1)


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