Monday , Apr , 17 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Portland fines, suspends Randolph

Oakland, CA (Sports Network) – The Portland Trail Blazers announced on Monday
they have fined and suspended forward Zach Randolph for conduct insubordinate
and detrimental to the team.

“Zach Randolph committed a series of separate actions that were insubordinate
and detrimental to the team culminating in his decision to leave the arena
during the third quarter of Saturday’s game while on the inactive list,” said
Portland general manager John Nash, referring to Portland’s 86-81 loss to
Golden State.

Randolph will serve his suspension during Monday’s meeting with the Warriors.
The Trail Blazers did not announce the amount of the fine.

In 74 games this season, 71 of those starts, Randolph has posted 18.0 points
and 8.0 rebounds per game.