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Career Milestone for Zach Randolph; Approaching 10,000 Rebounds!

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Career Milestone for Zach Randolph Is In Sight

Sacramento King’s prepare to celebrate a career milestone for Zach Randolph. He needs 46 more rebounds to reach 10,000 as his career total. He looks to reach this benchmark before the end of this season with the King’s.

The King’s so far have an 8-18 record and sit in thirteenth place in the Western Conference.  Many thought, after drafting the University of North Carolina’s Justin Jackson that the King’s would propel to victory.

Sadly, the agony for King’s fans continue.

Randolph’s Career

Randolph is playing in his 17th NBA season and has earned the title of a two-time All-Star. He was drafted as the 19th overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers.

He went on to play six outstanding seasons with the Trailblazers. During his time in Portland, Randolph average 16.0 points and 7.7 rebounds per game, per Bleacher

Before making his way to Sacramento, Randolph played with: New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers and the Memphis Grizzlies.

While with the Grizzlies, Randolph earned a spot on two NBA All-Star teams. He was an integral leader on the Grizzlies team and played with them until the end of the 2016-2017 season.

Over the summer, he signed a two-year, $24 million dollar contract with the King’s. So far this season with the King’s, he has averaged 15.2 points per game and plays on average 25.9 minutes per game per

Randolph has appeared in 24 games with the King’s this season and is still trying to grow comfortable with his new team.

At the pace he is going, there is no doubt that a career milestone for Zach Randolf of 10,000 rebounds is coming soon.

Big Man with a Big Heart


In addition to playing basketball, he also finds joy in helping others. reported that off the court Randolph donates holiday meals and winter coats to underprivileged youth. reported:

“It’s really important to me,” said Randolph. “That’s what I do I give back. I do it from the heart. A lot of guys do stuff to be seen or to get praised for it. It’s not like that. It’s genuine.”

After playing 17 NBA seasons, he still remembers growing up in poverty. reported:

“Growing up without money being that guy who grew up not having much I saw people in need, and I thought, ‘You know what? I think it would be cool if I did a donation,” said Randolph. “It’s just something I want to do, and it’s going to continue.”

What’s Next

Randolph will continue giving back to the community while still playing the game he loves. 46 more rebounds are all that is needed to earn a career milestone for Zach Randolph. The next opportunity for Randolph to keep chipping at this goal is Thursday night when the King’s travel to Minnesota to play the Timberwolves.

Trust me this will be a game you will not want to miss.

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Photo by Sean Davis