Anthony Randolph Is Available? Should the Raptors Be Interested?
Alot of expectations for this kid. Is he all hype or if given the playing time is he the real deal? Should we be interested not knowing Bosh's future as a Raptor? :confused:
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Warriors’ Randolph on block again
For two seasons, the Warriors have had an odd time with Anthony Randolph(notes). Sometimes, they’re in love with his sheer athletic ability in that 7-foot frame and considered him untouchable. As a rookie, they dangled him in deals, too. Well, it’s happening again. Several NBA teams say Golden State officials have offered Randolph in trade discussions, but as one Eastern Conference executive said: “I think all of their roster could be had.”
Says one Western official: “The Warriors are willing to do anything and everything.”
Randolph is 20 years old and blessed with terrific talent, but his staying power and maturity have frustrated Golden State officials. It appears they’re willing to cash his potential for more mature assets. After destroying the summer league in Vegas, Randolph has averaged 11.1 points in 21.8 minutes per night for the Warriors.
Even with his patriarch, Keith Smart, substituting for an ill Don Nelson, Randolph’s productivity hasn’t improved. Still, he’s so young, so gifted, it’s a move that would come with a great deal of long-term risk.
Anyone interested in Maggette too?
Hmmm .... apparently is there's a team also interested in Maggette, then Randolph could be had. :(
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* Supposed to be off today and bracing for lots of snow tomorrow in North Jersey, but got canceled from a ”ChronLive” appearance at the last minute and also got a few interesting call-backs from NBA sources, so what the heck…
-Nobody can ever guess with Don Nelson, but I’m always willing to try: I have a sneaking feeling Nelson’s leaning toward starting Anthony Randolph at center tonight vs. the Wizards.
I also think the Warriors are going to win. Such a homer.
Starting Randolph would be making a point to Vladimir Radmanovic, to frustrated Warriors fans, and it’d be a symbolic raspberry to the rampant reports that the Warriors are shopping Randolph.
Meanwhile, the Warriors’ front office tried to knock down the Randolph shop-talk in its own special, backwards way:
* W’s management basically issued a press release on ESPN.com saying they’re not THAT interested in trading Randolph, but gee, if a team’s willing to also take on Corey Maggette’s contract (NOT Bobby Rowell’s fault! They swear it so that means it must be true!), that’d get things rolling.