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Carmelo Anthony Trade: Anthony Randolph Dossier

Well, as long as we're waiting to see where Corey Brewer is going or whatever else the Minnesota Timberwolves gave up in order to facilitate the Carmelo Anthony trade, let's take a look at the piece that Minnesota acquired that is actually important to them.

Anthony Randolph is a 6'11", 225-pound forward that is now on his third team in three NBA seasons. After one year at Louisiana State University, he was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the fourteenth pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. Randolph played his first two seasons for the Warriors. He averaged 7.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game as a rookie, and improved those numbers to 11.6 points and 6.5 rebounds a game in his second year.

This past off-season, Randolph was traded to the New York Knicks as a part of the package that sent forward David Lee to Golden State. In New York, he was pretty much wasting away on the bench, having only appeared in 17 games, and only averaging 2.1 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.

Randolph will probably get a much greater opportunity to assert himself in Minnesota, and will get to put some of his untapped potential to use. He is said to have very good athletic ability and ball-handling skills for a big man.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.