Shavlik Randolph Returning To NBA?

Ben Golliver of the Blazers Edge tweets that Shavlik Randolph, formerly of the Trail Blazers, Heat, and 76ers, is trying to get a letter of clearance from the Chinese Basketball Association and plans to sign with an NBA team within the next coming days. The 6'10 power forward joined the Wizards last fall but was waived before the start of the regular season.  

Randolph has not appeared in an NBA game since April of 2010, and has since played in China and Puerto Rico. After three seasons at Duke, Randolph played 95 games across five NBA seasons, with career averages of 2.4 PPG and 2.4 RPG in 8.2 MPG. During the 2012-13 season for the Foshan Long Lions of the CBA, Randolph boasted averages of 32.0 PPG, 14.6 RPG, while shooting 49.5% from the field in 28 games.

While we've seen NBA-caliber players put up some inflated numbers in the CBA before, it should be noted that some of Randolph's competition have had significant NBA experience, including Eddy Curry, Ike Diogu, and Randolph Morris. One of Randolph's more notable performances was against newly-signed Celtics big man D.J. White (then with the Shanghai Sharks) earlier this month, putting up 38 points and 25 rebounds on 12-of-20 shooting from the field. With how well he's played in China, it isn't a surprise that some NBA teams would be interested in taking a look at what Randolph can bring to the table now.  


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