Randolph has long been regarded as on of those unicorn type players. As in, you're constantly chasing one because it's mythical and awesome, but in the end you conclude it doesn't exist. A freak of nature athletically with the potential to run point forward, Randolph could never put it together in Golden State. But he took a step forward last year with the Wolves, playing more of a traditional power forward role.
Randolph averaged 17.5 points and 9.4 rebounds with 2.4 blocks per 36 minutes last year for Minnesota, with a 17.6 PER. He still suffers from the same mental mistakes and lack of a defined role, but George Karl has had considerable success molding those players into successful role players. Behind Kenneth Faried, JaVale McGee, and Timothy Mozgov, Randolph will only have to play a handful of minutes.
Yahoo Sports reports the move is for a three-year deal worth just $6 million.
To make room, the Post reports that the Nuggets used the amnesty clause on Chris "Birdman" Andersen. There was some discussion this move could be made, and it ends Andersen's long-term time with the Nuggets. He's expected to clear waivers and become an unrestricted free agent.