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Old 03-02-2014, 12:08 PM   #1
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Default Phoenix Suns sign Shavlik Randolph, waive Slava Kravtsov

Suns Sign Randolph, Waive Kravtsov

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PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns have signed forward Shavlik Randolph for the remainder of the season and waived center Slava Kravtsov, the team announced today.

The 6-10, 240-pound Randolph is a six-year NBA veteran who has appeared in 111 career games (seven starts) with Philadelphia, Portland, Miami and Boston. Randolph, who competed collegiately at Duke, played with Philadelphia for three seasons from 2005-08, with Portland in the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons and with Miami in 2009-10, as well. Most recently in the NBA, Randolph appeared in 16 games for Boston last season, in addition to seeing action in one playoff contest. Earlier this season, Randolph spent time with the Foshan Long Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association. Between his NBA appearances with the Heat and the Celtics, Randolph played professionally in China and Puerto Rico.

He will be available for tomorrow night’s game vs. Atlanta.

Kravtsov, in his second NBA season, appeared in 20 games for the Suns this season, averaging 1.0 points and 0.9 rebounds in 3.0 minutes.

The Suns continue a four-game home stand on Sunday night as they host the Hawks with tip-off scheduled for 6:00 p.m. (Phoenix time). The game will be televised on FOX Sports Arizona, and carried on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.

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The Suns signed veteran power forward Shavlik Randolph in a move to bolster their frontcourt for the playoff race and possible postseason.

To make room for Randolph, the Suns waived seldom-used center Slava Kravtsov.

Randolph, 30, is a 6-foot-10 power forward who last played in the NBA for Boston last season, when Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough was an assistant GM there. Randolph made 16 appearances, averaging 4.2 points and 4.4 rebounds in 12.4 minutes per game with 58.3 percent shooting. He has a good perimeter shooting touch but still plays with toughness.

He played recently for Foshan in China, averaging 22.3 points and 12.3 rebounds in six apperances.

Prior to that, Randolph had been playing overseas for two seasons. Randolph was undrafted out of Duke in 2005 but played three seasons with Philadelphia (2005-08) and had stops with Portland (13 games in 2008-09 and 2009-10) and Miami (three games in 2009-10).

Shavlik Randolph 16 points (career high),7 rebounds vs Cleveland Cavaliers
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