Anthony Randolph Signs With Russian Team

Former NBA lottery pick Anthony Randolph has signed with Russia’s Locomotiv Kuban, the team announced (hat tip to Sportando’s Enea Trapani). It’s a two-year deal that includes an option on the final season, though the team’s statement doesn’t make it entirely clear whether that’s a team option or a player option.

Randolph had been a free agent ever since the Magic quietly waived him following the trade that sent him from Chicago to Orlando about a month ago. The Bulls had acquired him from the Nuggets as part of the draft-night swap that also brought Doug McDermott to Chicago.

The 14th overall pick from the 2008 draft was on the fringes of the rotation in Denver this past season, averaging 4.8 points and 2.8 rebounds in 12.3 minutes per contest. That was nonetheless an upgrade on his role from the previous season, when he saw just 8.4 MPG for the Nuggets. The BDA Sports Management client didn’t appear to draw much NBA interest following his release from Orlando, but his salary for more than $1.8MM this season was guaranteed and remains on the Magic’s books.

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