December 30, 2009

Make it Official: Trail Blazers Sign Shavlik Randolph

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TRAIL BLAZERS SIGN FORWARD SHAVLIK RANDOLPH

Portland utilizes second NBA hardship exemption

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Trail Blazers have signed forward Shavlik Randolph, it was announced today by General Manager Kevin Pritchard.

Randolph, 26, rejoins the Trail Blazers after averaging 1.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 3.7 minutes in 10 games with Portland last season.

Portland was allowed to sign Randolph and bring its roster to 16 players after the NBA awarded the team its second hardship exemption of the season on Tuesday.

The Duke University product has career averages of 2.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 8.3 minutes in 91 games (seven starts) with Philadelphia, Portland and Miami.

Randolph (6-10, 240) appeared in two games for Miami this season, netting two points, seven rebounds and a blocked shot in 23 minutes before being waived on Dec. 14.

He will wear No. 42 with the Trail Blazers.
Update 1:

If you want a ton of info on the hardship exemption check out Ben's guaranteed contract talk.

Also an interview with Tom Penn from the Columbian's Brian T. Smith.

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