NBA's Zach Randolph arrested in L.A. for intent to distribute pot

One-time Knicks forward Zach Randolph was arrested with so much pot Wednesday night in Los Angeles, cops reportedly charged him with intent to distribute, which is a felony.

Randolph, 36, who just signed a 2-year, $ 24 million deal last month with the Kings, was jailed after cops were called to the Nickerson Gardens projects to break up a crowd that was allegedly smoking marijuana and listening to loud music. According to TMZ, Randolph was one of three people detained.

Following the arrests, the crowd became unruly and clashed with police at 112th Street and Zamora Avenue. According to reports, they threw rocks and bottles, vandalized six patrol cars, and police formed a “skirmish line” to restore order.

Randolph, a 16-year NBA veteran, played for the Knicks during the 2007-08 season and averaged 17.6 points in 69 games after a June trade with the Trail Blazers. After starting the first 11 games the following season, the Knicks traded him to the Clippers along with Mardy Collins for Cuttino Mobley and Tim Thomas.

He most recently played eight seasons with Memphis – including two All-Star Game appearances – before signing as a free agent with Sacramento.

In 2009, Randolph was suspended two games by the Clippers following an arrest for investigation of drunk driving in his Rolls-Royce.

“I regret that the situation happened. I hope people don’t rush to judgment,” Randolph said at the time. “All I have to do now is focus on basketball and let the process run its course. Let it work itself out.”

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