Denver Nuggets Reportedly Sign Anthony Randolph and Amnesty Chris Andersen

July 17th, 2012 by Eric Ball Leave a reply »
The Denver Nuggets have decided to fly away from Chris “Birdman” Andersen.

Benjamin Hochman of the Denver Post is reporting that the team has used their amnesty clause to waive the 10-year veteran, according to a source.

Coinciding with the move was the signing of power forward Anthony Randolph, according to Hochman. The 23-year-old averaged 7.4 points and 3.6 rebounds last year for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and has played with the New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors as well in his five-year NBA career.

He joins a Nuggets team that is still looking to re-sign free-agent center JaVale McGee to a long-term extension. This recent move suggests they are opening up more payroll to ensure McGee stays in the Mile High City. 

The 34-year-old Texas native averaged 5.3 points and 4.6 rebounds while blocking 1.4 blocks in 15.2 minutes of action last season. He was excused from the team in the middle of the playoffs after police seized property from his home that potentially contained Internet crimes against children. Birdman has still yet to be charged in the case.

In recent years, Andersen has lost ...

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