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Randolph (knee) returned from a nine-game absence against the Pelicans Friday. He scored 11 points (4-9 FG, 3-4 FT) and added 11 rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 31 minutes.

Randolph didn't miss a beat in his return to action. Owners can use Randolph as they had been before his injury.

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Randolph (knee) says that he will play in Friday's game against the Pelicans, The Commercial Appeal reports.

Randolph missed the Grizzlies' previous nine games but has returned to practice and successfully participated in Friday's morning shootaround. It's possible that he'll fall short of the 31.6 minutes that he's averaged over 26 games in 2014-15, however, as coach Dave Joerger may want to ease Randolph back into action after such a long absence. Even so, the veteran is likely worth the play in limited minutes as he's never registered less than six rebounds during any game this season, even when he played a season-low 19 minutes against the Rockets back on Dec. 3.

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Randolph (knee) practiced Thursday and remains questionable for Friday's game against the Pelicans, Rob Fischer of Sports 56 WHBQ in Memphis reports.

Randolph, who has now practiced two consecutive days, has missed the Grizzlies' last nine games due to soreness in his knee. Despite the positive signs, Memphis has not ruled him in for Friday's game, and a decision likely won't come until the team's medical staff is able to evaluate him after shootaround. If Randolph sits again, some combination of Jon Leuer and Jarnell Stokes will continue to absorb his minutes.

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Randolph (knee) will not play in Wednesday's game.

He was a partial participant in Tuesday's practice, but did not take part in Wednesday's shootaround and thus, was ruled out for at least another game. Consider him questionable for Friday's tilt.

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Randolph (knee) did not take part in shootaround and is considered questionable for Wednesday's game versus the Hawks, Grizzlies sideline reporter Rob Fischer reports.

Though he participated in parts of Tuesday's contact practice, it appears there's a decent chance Randolph misses his ninth straight game on Wednesday versus the Hawks. The Grizzlies have gone 4-4 during Z-Bo's absence, but with a 25-9 record and championship aspirations, coach Dave Joerger is highly unlikely to bring Zach back until he's 100 percent healthy. Jon Leuer, Kosta Koufos and Jarnell Stokes have each started at least one game during Randolph's absence, with Stokes' lone start coming in their most recent game versus the Knicks on Monday. Though Joerger said he started Stokes versus the Knicks in order to help Leuer get used to coming off the bench once again with Randolph set to return soon, Leuer might be the most likely candidate to start opposite Paul Millsap on Wednesday, as Stokes and Koufos are less comfortable defending players who can play as far away from the basket as Millsap can. Regardless of who starts in Randolph's place if he does indeed sit, Z-Bo appears set to return somewhat soon.

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Randolph (knee) will participate in parts of Tuesday's contact practice and could play Wednesday against the Hawks, Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

Randolph, who missed his eighth straight game Monday, will test out the knee in practice, and the team will see how it responds Wednesday morning. Coach Dave Joerger didn't have much to say about the issue, stating, "I don't know how likely it is that he plays [Wednesday vs. Atlanta]." Randolph's extended absence has allowed Jon Leuer to enter the starting lineup, though rookie Jarnell Stokes got the start at power forward Monday, scoring three points and committing four fouls in 17 minutes.

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Randolph (knee) won't suit up Monday against the Knicks, the Grizzlies' official site reports.

Randolph will miss his eighth game in a row due to a right knee injury. In his place, Jon Leuer will again start at power forward.

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Randolph (sore right knee) did not participate in morning shootaround and is officially listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Knicks, the Memphis Commercial Appeal's Ronald Tillery reports.

Despite the questionable tag, owners should plan to be without Randolph once again, as his lack of participation in shootaround would seem to signify he is not quite ready to return. Jon Leuer would be the starter at power forward if Randolph remains out.

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Randolph (knee) will not play Saturday against the Nuggets, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

Randolph will continue to sit out with his knee injury, and Grizzlies coach Dave Joeger said "it's hard to tell" when Randolph will return. Jon Leuer will continue to start at power forward in Randolph's place.

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Randolph (knee) will not play Friday, the L.A. Daily News' Mark Medina reports.

He is still dealing with a sore right knee and will miss his sixth straight game Friday. Considering he was close to a game-time decision, he should be considered day-to-day for now. Look for Jon Leuer to get another start in what should be a favorable matchup against the Lakers.