Zach Randolph is 37-years-old is and hasn’t played in an NBA game since the 2017-18 season, so there’s no legitimate argument to be made that he would add anything to the Bucks on the court.
Instead, Z-Bo would purely be a locker-room and veteran addition. After being traded by the Kings to the Dallas Mavericks on the day of the trade deadline and then immediately released by the Mavericks, Z-Bo is unlikely to have many suitors.
But, if the Bucks have no other available options and an open roster spot, why not bring in Z-Bo? Randolph at the very least can bring in a veteran presence to the Bucks locker room as they gear up for what they hope is a long playoff run.
Randolph has played in 70 playoff games over his long and illustrious career, making it as far as the Western Conference Finals with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Most of the Bucks’ team has been in the playoffs, Giannis, Khris Middleton and Brogdon have all made it to the playoffs multiple times, but never past the first round.
Lopez and Ilyasova have each made it to the playoffs, as has Bledsoe.
I’m not really saying the Bucks need another guy with playoff experience, but it doesn’t hurt, does it?
Plus, it’s Z-Bo! Who doesn’t love Z-Bo?
Overall, there aren’t many options for the Bucks in a lean buyout market, and those that they have are not likely to want to play for a playoff team that already is 12-deep with not much room for playing time.
But in the playoffs, one overlooked player can be the difference between moving and going home. I’m sure Horst and the Bucks will do their due diligence on players that could help them win this postseason, but it’s slim pickings.