Zach Randolph found himself traded to the Dallas Mavericks earlier this month but later on got waived. He was dealt by the Sacramento Kings together with Justin Jackson to the Mavs for Harrison Barnes.

At 37, Z-Bo is in the twilight of his career. But ending his pro basketball journey could at least be done with flare, which means ending the season properly. He could be getting that wish based on the recent sighting of Randolph at a Los Angeles gym in a Lakers sweatshirt, USA Today reported.

It should be noted that the Lakers are not that strict when it comes to allowing players to work out at their facilities. The spotting could mean nothing, but it does somehow tie up to the fact that the Lakers do have an open roster spot that has yet to be filled.

So far, Los Angeles has yet to decide on who that last spot would be given to. Among the names mentioned in a previous post include Carmelo Anthony and Enes Kanter. Just recently, DeAndre Jordan was also mentioned as a potential candidate, although this can only happen if the Knicks part with the 30-year-old center, according to another report from USA Today.

Looking ahead, Randolph could have a shot at that roster spot -- a reason why he is keeping himself in shape. Of course, it could be nothing, but Los Angeles could use added muscle by adding a proven veteran like Z-Bo. Off the court, he also holds quite a reputation as a positive locker room presence. That could be one point for consideration for the Lakers brain thrust.

Randolph is best known as an imposing presence down low, bringing in experience to help out LeBron James and some of the other vets like Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee, and Tyson Chandler. But all this would depend on what Luke Walton really needs at this point.

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Zach Randolph was spotted working out at an LA gym, fueling speculations he may be joining the Lakers. Zach Randolph #50 of the Sacramento Kings is guarded by Larry Nance Jr. #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during their preseason game at T-Mobile Arena on October 8, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Los Angeles won 75-69. Getty Images/Ethan Miller

With the acquisition of Reggie Bullock, the Lakers may have already filled that small forward void. Seeing how Los Angeles still needs more firepower, the logical choice is Anthony. Add to the fact that he holds close ties with LeBron and it seems pretty self-explanatory.