Denver Nuggets Waived Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen, Signed Anthony Randolph

by July 18, 2012

As the Birdman continues to face legal issues, the Denver Nuggets used the amnesty provision to waive him, and signed mercurial free agent forward Anthony Randolph to replace him. Per the Denver Post: “The Nuggets cut Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen and signed in his place free agent Anthony Randolph, a source said Tuesday. The team used the NBA’s amnesty clause to waive Andersen, a source said. Randolph, a power forward and center, averaged 7.4 points and 3.6 rebounds in 34 games for the Minnesota Timberwolves last season. He made five starts. Over four NBA seasons, including stops with the New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors, he has averaged 17.6 minutes, 8.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. Each team is allowed to use its amnesty clause once during this new collective bargaining agreement. The team still has to pay the player the money on the contract — Andersen is due to make around $4.5 million next season and $4.8 million in 2013-14 — but it doesn’t affect the team’s overall salary cap.”