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Miami Heat work out UFA F Shavlik Randolph

Posted on: March 8, 2012 11:01 pm
Edited on: March 8, 2012 11:13 pm
Posted by Ben Golliver  

The Heat continued their search for a 15th man on Thursday, working out unrestricted free agent forward Shavlik Randolph in Miami, league sources told

The Heat signed center Mickell Gladness to a second 10-day contract on Feb. 28, according to the Sun-Sentinel. They now must decide whether to re-sign Gladness for the remainder of the season or go a different direction.

Miami reportedly worked out retired forward Rasheed Wallace recently and had been linked to free agent center Joel Przybilla before he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers in February.

Randolph, 28, played for the Heat during the 2009-2010 season and attended training camp with the Heat prior to the 2010-2011 season. Randolph signed a 1-year contract with no NBA opt-out with the Dongguan New Century Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association during the lockout, where he averaged 24.7 points and 11.9 rebounds in 32.9 minutes per game. Dongguan was recently eliminated from the CBA playoffs.

"I'm not going to be someone who is going to sit there and be picky," Randolph said, during a February interview from China. "Anyone who would want me, I'm somebody absolutely willing to accept any role. Rebounder, defender, opportunistic scorer. Hopefully when I get back, I'll get a good opportunity with a number of the teams we've been talking to." reported earlier this week that Randolph was in contact with multiple NBA teams.

A 6-foot-10 forward out of Duke, Randolph holds career averages of 2.4 points and 2.4 rebounds per game during a 5-year NBA career which includes stops with the Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers and Heat.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: March 9, 2012 11:31 am

Miami Heat work out UFA F Shavlik Randolph

This kid was so highly touted coming out of high school, then was a big flop at Duke. Yea he got drafted, but he was nowhere close to being what everybody thought he would be.

Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: March 9, 2012 12:33 am

Miami Heat work out UFA F Shavlik Randolph

It's a shame they couldn't have signed Joel Przybilla. The Heat's only real weakness is if a team can pound them inside, Przybilla would have helped, it's too bad they wasted money on Eddie Curry. Still wondering if New Orleans will release Kaman after the trade deadline, he would be a huge asset to the Heat.

Since: Dec 3, 2009
Posted on: March 8, 2012 11:16 pm

Miami Heat work out UFA F Shavlik Randolph


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