The 'Birdman' is leaving town. The Denver Nuggets will exercise the amnesty clause to cut reserve big man Chris Andersen and will sign 23-year old forward Anthony Randolph, according to the Denver Post.
Andersen was owed $4.5 million next season and $4.8 million in 2012-2013. The one-time fan favorite in Denver was rarely used by coach George Karl towards the end of last season before running into legal issues for a relationship with an underage girl who reportedly tricked Anderson into thinking she was older than she was.
The 34-year old Andersen averaged 5.3 points and 4.6 assists for the Nuggets in 32 games last season. Randolph, a 6-foot-11 forward who was the 14th pick in the 2008 draft, averaged 7.4 points and 3.6 rebounds for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 34 games last season.
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