Anthony Randolph Stunned By Trade to Knicks

by July 09, 2010
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Don Nelson and the Warriors finally got rid of Anthony Randolph (in exchange for David Lee), who had trouble believing it happened. Believe it, kid. From the San Jose Mercury News: “When LeBron James announced his decision to play for the Miami Heat early Thursday night, one side effect was that it cleared the way for the Warriors to make forward Anthony Randolph the centerpiece of a sign-and-trade deal that is sending him to New York for All-Star forward David Lee. The trade won’t be finalized until today, and Randolph was hesitant to talk until it became official. But the stunned looked on his face, moments after getting word of the deal, said it all. He was an ex-Warrior. ‘I don’t what to say,’ he said quietly. ‘It’s so crazy. I can’t gather my thoughts right now. My job is just to play basketball. I’ve always taken the position of whatever happens, happens. Still, it can be a shock when it happens.’ Randolph was in Las Vegas to practice with the Warriors summer league team, but now he’s headed to a new club. ‘It’s just so bittersweet,’ Warriors guard Stephen Curry added. ‘I thought we had a young core that could grow together. I saw real potential in our group. But that’s the business. You can’t pick who you play with. You just have to make the best of situations.”‘