The Nuggets cut Chris “Birdman” Andersen and signed in his place free agent Anthony Randolph,a source said Tuesday. The team used the NBA’s amnesty clause to waive Andersen, a source said.

Randolph,a power forward and center, averaged 7.4 points and 3.6 rebounds in 34 games for the Minnesota Timberwolves last season. He made five starts. Over four NBA seasons,including stops with the New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors,he has averaged 17.6 minutes,8.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.

– Reported by the Denver Post