One player you haven't been reading a lot about this draft season is Michigan
State freshman Zach Randolph. Randolph, who was considered by many to be a
lottery pick coming out of high school last year, is struggling to get the buzz
his teammate Jason Richardson has been getting the past few months. He is,
however, getting attention, just the wrong kind.
Several team sources told Insider that Randolph has been unimpressive in
workouts. One NBA scout told Insider that Randolph's wasn't in shape and his
conditioning is a source of concern for many teams in the league. "He's fat and
everyone's concerned it could be an ongoing problem," the scout told Insider.
Randolph who was brought along slowly by Tom Izzo this year, was praised for his
soft hands and ability to play down low. "He's a very talented big man who
could have a great future in the league," said the scout. "But he may be the
second coming of Tractor Traylor and that has teams running for
Randolph has worked out for Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Boston, and
Orlando. Originally, Randolph was projected as top 13 pick in the draft. Now,
according to sources, he may be slipping into the late teens or early 20s in the