Shavlik Randolph RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
If that all of this comes to pass, in real dollars the Nuggets would save approximately $1.2 million because the majority of Randolph’s salary is being taken care of by Phoenix and Boston, two teams he played for this season. As for the remaining money under the salary-cap floor, the NBA does not penalize a team. But any difference must be divided up and dispersed among the players on the roster. Right now, that’s looking to be payments in the $40,000 range for each Nugget.
They made a waiver claim Tuesday on veteran forward Shavlik Randolph, and have been awarded his rights by the NBA. Randolph, however, is not expected to play for the Nuggets. Picking up a player with his salary ($1.227 million) gets the Nuggets much closer to the NBA’s salary-cap floor, which is the minimum salary teams are required to have on their books at season’s end. The salary-cap floor is $56.759 million. The Nuggets, with Randolph’s salary included, come within roughly $600,000 of the salary-cap floor. Randolph, 31, is expected to be released by the Nuggets. If he clears waivers, then the Nuggets have the benefit of keeping the cap hit — and thus their current proximity to the salary floor — while still having a roster spot with which to sign a prospective player, if they choose to do that. In that scenario, the Nuggets could take the prorated salary they would have paid to Randolph for the final week of the season and apply that to whomever they acquire for the remainder of the regular season, which is down to four games. Then, they would have that player on their roster for the summer and into training camp in order to get a good look at him.
Marc Stein: Nuggets add S. Randolph’s $1,227,985 contract to payroll but only owe him pro-rated $52,091. Denver now within $635,357 of NBA salary floor
Marc Stein: NBA teams just notified that Denver, as expected, has been awarded Shavlik Randolph off waivers. Randolph cleared at 5 PM after BOS release
Marc Stein: Keep an eye on tomorrow’s waiver wire. Makes too much sense for Nuggets to put in claim Shavlik Randolph after his release Monday by Celtics
Randolph and the Celtics parted ways for a second time on good terms, he said. “I said, ‘I don’t know who I’ll be with next season or whatever is going to go on, but I want you guys to know I would welcome any opportunity to come back here if it presented itself,’” Randolph recounted. “They told me the feeling was the same, I was always welcome back here, and that was something we could explore down the road.”
On Monday, the Celtics waived Randolph and subsequently signed Chris Babb to a multi-year contract. That afternoon the team discussed the situation with Randolph, who had an expiring contract, and he expressed he would not want to sign a non-guaranteed deal for the upcoming season. Randolph would like to keep his options open, including the possibility of returning overseas to China with the intention of returning to the NBA in February, as he has done in the past. “As much as I would have loved to finish the season and playoff run with this team, I just wasn’t willing to commit to a non-guaranteed deal for next season,” Randolph told Basketball Insiders. “So they had to do what was best for them, which I completely understand.”
If McGee had signed, the Celts, with their roster at the 15-man maximum, would have had to make a move. Most likely, the club would have released Shavlik Randolph, who was actually asked to come to the team’s facility for a meeting that day. It’s not known whether that talk was related to the McGee situation, but it’s probably fair to assume that, in that the meeting was canceled when the deal fell through.
Jay King: Tayshaun Prince and Shavlik Randolph are both practicing with the Celtics right now. James Young (illness) is not.
Jessica Camerato: Since being waived by the Celtics in 2013, Shavlik Randolph has always said he’d be happy to re-join the team if he had the opportunity.
The Suns made a move for more youth and potential Thursday by acquiring 23-year-old shooter Reggie Bullock from the Los Angeles Clippers in a three-way trade that sends Shavlik Randolph to Boston. The trade is expected to be made official later on Thursday.
Marc Stein: Trade call, I’m told, scheduled this afternoon: Austin Rivers to LA, Reggie Bullock to PHX and, via @shamscharania, Shavlik Randolph to BOS
Shams Charania: Phoenix’s Shavlik Randolph has been traded to Boston, with Reggie Bullock to Phoenix, Austin Rivers to Clippers, league sources tell RealGM.
David Aldridge: Three-way trade between LAC, BOS, PHX near, w/Austin Rivers to Clips, Reggie Bullock to Suns, Shavlik Randolph to Cs, per source.
Q: Do you plan on coming back to the CBA? Shavlik Randolph: I would love to come back to the CBA. I Almost consider china a second home for me now. Obviously I love playing in the NBA, but I feel the CBA has developed into the second best basketball league in the world now, behind only the NBA. After my contract with Phoenix expires I will be fully open to returning to china.
Shavlik Randolph received his salary guarantee from the Suns in July. On Saturday, Randolph likely received his opening night roster guarantee. The Suns waived center Earl Barron, a non-guaranteed training camp invitee who lasted the entire preseason in pushing Randolph for a spot. The Suns were carrying 16 players on the preseason roster, requiring one cut before Monday’s regular-season roster deadline.
This is what has given Earl Barron a chance to make the regular-season roster despite the Suns already having 15 guaranteed contracts. After getting 13 rebounds in 24 minutes at Houston, Barron has been the preseason’s top Suns rebounder. The 33-year-old journeyman, who started six games for Phoenix in 2010 while Robin Lopez was hurt, has a reliable mid-range shot, too. He could be competing for a 15-man roster spot with Shavlik Randolph, who has a guaranteed $1.23 million salary.
The Phoenix Suns will keep forward Shavlik Randolph past his contract guarantee date Thursday, his agent Joel Bell told RealGM. The Suns faced a decision on whether to fully guarantee Randolph’s deal or release him on Thursday.