Looks like many Nuggets fan will get their wish, while it was reported earlier today that Denver would not use its amnesty on Birdman, the Denver Post is reporting Birdman has been cut — via amnesty — and Anthony Randolph has been signed.
The Denver Nuggets will cut Chris “Birdman” Andersen from its roster and sign in his place Anthony Randolph, a source said Tuesday. Denver used the NBA’s amnesty clause to waive the seldom-used Andersen, a source said.
The amnesty provision is a one-time use during the new CBA and the team has to still pay the player — Birdman is due $9.3 million — but it doesn’t affect the team’s salary cap.
This comes in a team where Birdman is criminally still being investigated as back in May, his property was seized as part of the Internet Crimes Against Children in addition of not playing much last season.
Anthony Randolph has career averages of 8.5 points and 5.1 rebunds in 17 minutes. Anthony Randolph has long needed developed and a team/system in which he can thrive.
George Karl and Denver may be that system.