Blazers' Randolph fined, suspended by team

Updated: April 18, 2006, 2:14 AM ET
Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Zach Randolph was suspended one game and fined Monday by the Portland Trail Blazers for leaving the arena during Saturday's game against Golden State.

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Randolph, the Trail Blazers' top scorer at 18 points per game, missed Monday night's game at Golden State. Randolph, who was sidelined with a knee injury, was fined for missing the team photo before Saturday night's 86-81 loss to the Warriors.

"That has happened; we've dealt with that and we're past that right now," Portland coach Nate McMillan said after the Blazers lost to the Warriors 93-79.

Randolph is in the first year of a six-year, $84 million contract and makes $10.66 million this season.

General manager John Nash said 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.''

The amount of the fine was not announced.


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