To say that Zach Randolph, the harbinger of San Antonio’s doom in 2011, has been a non-factor so far in Spurs/Grizzlies II would be an understatement.

The endomorphic power forward is shooting a pitiful 7 for 26 from the floor through two games, a huge reason why the Grizzlies are down 2-0 entering Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. His touch is so off right now that he’s even whiffing on air balls. (Granted, Matt Bonner’s overwhelming intimidation factor will do that.)

A couple of factors are helping out:

1. His teammates are terrible at spreading the floor. The Grizzlies made the fewest 3-pointers (4.7 per game) on the seventh-worst percentage (34.5) during the regular season, and they’ve been even worse during the playoffs (4.6 per game on 31.9).

2. Randolph isn’t that efficient to begin with. His 50.7 true shooting percentage was third-worst among the 32 centers and power forwards who averaged at least 30 minutes per game during the regular season, per Hoop Data.

3. Randolph isn’t particularly versatile. Of his 561 field goals this season, regular season and playoffs, only 117 have come outside of 10 feet, per Basketball Reference. He’s shooting 32.5 percent from beyond that point.

Still, he had been on a major tear entering the series, averaging 19.7 points on 51.2-percent shooting in 11 previous playoff games. So obviously the Spurs are doing their part to slow Z-Bo down.