The Sacramento Kings may have dodged a bullet Thursday when veteran big man Zach Randolph walked out of a Los Angeles courtroom with what appears to be slap on the wrist.
The 36-year-old power forward was arrested at a block party in the Nickerson Garden area of LA on Aug. 9 and hit with a felony charge of marijuana possession with the intent to sell.
According to TMZ.com, Randolph was carrying approximately two pounds of marijuana in a backpack when police arrived at the scene and arrested the two-time All-Star.
Randolph appeared in court Thursday where the charges against him were reduced to a pair of misdemeanors, one for drug possession and the other for resisting arrest and obstructing a Los Angeles police officer in the discharge of their duties, according to the Associated Press.
A source confirmed to NBC Sports California that no plea was made and that Randolph's case has been continued until Sept. 14.
The 16-year NBA veteran signed a two-year, $24 million deal with the Kings in July. He reunited with Dave Joerger, his former Memphis Grizzlies head coach. The league will likely wait until the case is settled before deciding whether to hit Randolph with a fine or suspension.