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Zach Randolph has announced his retirement from the NBA.
The two-time All-Star played for five teams and averaged 16.6 points and 9.1 rebounds in his 17-year career. He most notably suited up for Memphis for eight seasons, and the Grizzlies plan to retire his jersey.
After being acquired in a trade with the Kings on Wednesday, Zach Randolph is expected to receive a buyout from the Mavericks and will not report to the team.
This will give Randolph an opportunity to potentially latch on with a contending team as a scorer off the bench. Randolph has not played yet this season.
The Mavericks agreed to take on Zach Randolph's contract while acquiring Justin Jackson as well. The Kings will receive F Harrison Barnes in this deal.
Barnes will make an immediate impact while Randolph should remain off the fantasy radar.
Zach Randolph has been told by coach Joerger and Vlade that they'll be going with the younger guys for this season and that Randolph is no longer in the rotation.
According to the article, ZBo will not suit up for the Kings this season, but that him getting traded is not out of the question. He obviously offers no fantasy value.
Zach Randolph has been ruled out for Sunday against the Boston Celtics with an illness. Skal Labissiere will start again alongside Willie Cauley-Stein. Jakarr Sampson and Kosta Koufus will see more minutes.
Randolph has been on the waiver wire for some time since the Kings continue to rest veteran players in favor of seeing younger players and playing for the lottery. Labissiere and WCS are solid starts in all leagues.