Monday , Nov , 01 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Randolph receives contract extension from Blazers

Portland, OR (Sports Network) – The Portland Trail Blazers have scheduled a
Monday afternoon news conference to announce the signing of forward Zach
Randolph to a contract extension.

Randolph started 80 of the 81 games he appeared in last season for Portland
and was the Trail Blazers’ leading scorer and rebounder. He averaged 20.1
points and 10.5 rebounds per contest, more than doubling his output from the
2002-03 campaign.

The 23-year-old Randolph, who was named the league’s Most Improved Player for
the 2003-04 season, will be entering his fourth year in the NBA after being
selected by Portland with the 19th overall pick in the 2001 draft.

In 199 career games, he has posted averages of 12.0 points and 6.3 boards per