HoopsHype Shavlik Randolph rumors

November 3, 2014 Updates

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. Asia-Basket

October 25, 2014 Updates

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. Arizona Republic

October 16, 2014 Updates

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. Arizona Republic

July 17, 2014 Updates

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. RealGM

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The Suns signed veteran power forward Shavlk Randolph in a move to bolster their frontcourt for the playoff race and possible postseason. Arizona Republic

Free agent center Shavlik Randolph has signed with the Phoenix Suns for the rest of the season, with a team option for 2014-15, his agent, Joel Bell, told RealGM. Randolph had been with Guangdong of the Chinese Basketball Association this season, averaging 22.3 points and 12.3 rebounds on one of the league’s elite clubs. RealGM

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Randolph may not want to click his sneakers together three times, but he knows there’s no place like the NBA. And he hopes it’s not a dream that he’s getting regular praise from people like Kevin Garnett and that coach Doc Rivers likes him enough to joke about the whacks to the face he’s taking as he mixes it up inside. “I got hit so hard in the Memphis Grizzlies game a few weeks ago, and since then every time it gets hit it starts bleeding,” Randolph said. “I feel like Rocky Balboa or something.” Boston Herald

March 31, 2013 Updates

Granted, it’s a small sample size, and that figure doesn’t mean Randolph would grab 21 rebounds in 48 minutes, but that figure does show how Randolph is rebounding at a rapid pace. “He earned every bit of that money he’s been getting,” guard Jason Terry said after Randolph grabbed a career-high-tying 13 rebounds in about 22 minutes in a 118-107 win over Atlanta Friday. Added Avery Bradley, “He’s player of the game to me. He played great tonight. I have a lot of respect for him. He plays so hard. And it’s hard to learn our system so fast, and I felt like he did a great job.” Moreover, Randolph, whom the Celtics recently signed for the remainder of the season, has emerged as the possible solution in the middle while Garnett is out resting a sore ankle. Boston Globe

Did Randolph think he’d have this kind of NBA production when he was playing in China, hoping for a return shot to the league? “To be honest, I really didn’t think about it,” Randolph said. “Basketball is basketball. I was trying to be the best player I could be, whether that’s playing in China, whether that’s playing in Puerto Rico, or whether that’s in the NBA. “And I was just, every day, working on my game. It’s the same approach I’ve had since I was 14 years old. And I feel that I’ve shown that if I can string together a few years without having some kind of career-threatening, career-altering injury, that I can be an efficient player on any level. “I’ve been able to develop for a couple seasons, I’ve gotten better, and I’m here.” Boston Globe

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