Mar. 12, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Randolph (15) against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Suns 127-124. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE.

Anthony Randolph Officially Becomes Unrestricted

Aside from Michael Beasley, the Timberwolves have also decided to to extend a qualifying offer to another forward. The 6 foot 11 forward in Anthony Randolph averaged 7.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.0 blocks per game during the 2011-2012 NBA lockout season.

Randolph was acquired by the Timberwolves in February 22, 2011 from the New York Knicks. Randolph brings in size and length to the Timberwolves and also a little bit of scoring.

For me personally, the Timberwolves should keep Randolph in their lineup mainly because he brings in the size the Wolves currently still need especially if they are unable to acquire Pau Gasol in a trade this off-season. With Beasley, Derrick Williams, and Darko Milicic possibly going to leave the Twin Cities before the season begins, the Timberwolves will need a slick forward inside to compliment developing big man Nikola Pekovic and 2012 MVP candidate Kevin Love. His length and size will make an impact on the defensive end for the Timberwolves and his mid range shooting and solid post moves will be a threat on the offensive end as well.

As of today, Anthony Randolph is an unrestricted free agent because the Timberwolves did not extend a qualifying offer to the 4-year forward who was drafted 14th overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. In his NBA career, Randolph has played with 3 teams including the Timberwolves and averages 8.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks in 170 games in the NBA.

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