HoopsHype Anthony Randolph rumors

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Seeking out young, athletic talent, the Dallas Mavericks are showing interest in local product Anthony Randolph, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed. Randolph, who turns 23 on July 15, did not receive a qualifying offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves, making him an unrestricted free agent. The former Woodrow Wilson High School standout in Dallas played sporadically for Minnesota last season after averaging 11.7 points and 5.2 rebounds in 34 games after coming over in a trade from the New York Knicks the previous season. ESPN.com

Though the Wolves can re-sign Beasley and Randolph at lower salaries, a league source said Beasley's exit is permanent. The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the club will consider re-signing Randolph, who appeared in just 34 of the Wolves' 66 games last season. Beasley's production also was minimal last season. He missed 19 games because of foot, toe and hand injuries and averaged a career-low 11.5 points. St. Paul Pioneer Press

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Kahn declined to discuss the futures of such players as Darko Milicic, Michael Beasley, Anthony Randolph and Martell Webster. Beasley and Randolph will become unrestricted free agents if the team doesn't pick up rich qualifying offers for each of them. Webster's $5.7 million option for next season can be spent more wisely, and Milicic almost certainly has played his last game for Adelman. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Taylor said Love's big contract won't prevent the Wolves from signing some free agents to large contracts. "We would have room even after Kevin," Taylor said. "We have it figured out for three years ahead that we can keep all the good guys that we need. We have a plan here." The salary cap is now $70 million before the teams have to pay the tax if they go over the limit. Salaries on the current Wolves roster are at around $60 million, leaving room to sign other players. The Wolves have all their players locked up for through 2013 except for Michael Beasley and Anthony Randolph. "The plan is to wait until the end of the year until they decide on the contracts with those two guys," Taylor said. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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The Wolves also could extend Michael Beasley and Anthony Randolph -- two more players drafted in 2008 -- but likely will allow both to become restricted free agents next summer. Love also would become a restricted free agent then, but even that four-year contract the Wolves can offer will be more money than other teams can offer. His other option: Accept a $6.1 million qualifying offer next summer for the 2012-13 season and become an unrestricted free agent in 2013. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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Kahn on Wednesday talked briefly with the agents for Kevin Love, Michael Beasley and Anthony Randolph, all of whom are eligible for contract extensions. The Wolves could place Love in a newly created category -- designated player -- and offer him a longer deal (five years) than any other team. But they'd also have to reward him with a maximum contract, something they're unlikely to do. "It's certainly a priority that we do," Kahn said when asked about extending Love's contract. "I've said this consistently: I expect Kevin to be a big part of our franchise for a number of years." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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So he and Wolves teammates Wes Johnson, Anthony Randolph, Anthony Tolliver, Wayne Ellington and Lazar Hayward will play, as will DeMarcus Cousins, Josh Howard, Mario Chalmers and Sam Young. "That's easy," he said when asked how he'll choose teams. "It's going to be Minnesota Timberwolves against everyone else." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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How are you going to co-exist in Minnesota with all those forwards: Kevin Love, Michael Beasley, Brad Miller, Anthony Randolph and Anthony Tolliver? Derrick Williams: We have people that play the same position, but we don't have people that don't like each other or are trying to go after each other because they play the same spot. You want to fight for the minutes. I'm not saying we're not going to do that. We have two people that play the same spot and play so versatile who are athletic, like to run and like to get in the open court. I think it's really good. (Beasley and I) both notice that. When we are on the court at the same time, it's hard to guard us. Not too many teams have two similar players on their team and that's going to help us. We might give up some size but we make it up with speed, quickness and causing a lot of mismatches. Yahoo! Sports

August 11, 2011 Updates

A sociology major, (Anthony) Randolph also is considering joining a fraternity and attending LSU football games. “The students know I’m from the NBA, but it’s more fun because I can focus on my schoolwork,” said Randolph, who has promised his mother he’d get his degree. “I don’t have the basketball distraction. I’m a more focused student now after being in the real world for a couple of years.” Yahoo! Sports

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