35-year old power forward Zach Randolph and 39-year old SG/SF Vince Carter are both proving to have a lot left in the gas tank so far in 2016-17 for the Memphis Grizzlies. Randolph has played in 13 games (0 starts) for the Grizzlies so far this year and he is averaging 22.0 minutes, 14.5 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game. He has now played in 491 games (441 starts) in his first 8 years with the Grizzlies and he is averaging 33.5 minutes, 17.2 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. He has been an NBA All-Star two times for the Grizzlies (2009-10 and 2012-13). Randolph is currently #3 in games played (491), #9 in assists (976), #7 in steals (397) and #4 in points scored (8,421) in Grizzlies’ history. He is also the Grizzlies’ all-time leader in offensive rebounds (1,738), defensive rebounds (3,379) and total rebounds (5,117)! Carter has played in 13 games (0 starts) for the Grizzlies so far this year and he is averaging 27.2 minutes, 9.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. Carter has now played in 139 games (4 starts) in his first three years with the Grizzlies and he is averaging 17.6 minutes, 6.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. The Grizzlies would be smart to manage the minutes for Randolph and Carter to keep them fresh and healthy this year.
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