Blazers waive Randolph; roster returns to 15

The Portland Trail Blazers waived forward Shavlik Randolph today, Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard announced.

The 6-foot-10, 236-pound Randolph was signed by Portland on Dec. 30 with the team’s second NBA hardship exemption. He was added to the team’s roster to provide depth at the center position — injured Blazer centers Greg Oden and Joel Przybilla are out for the season.

Randolph appeared in two games for the Blazers this season, totaling four points, a rebound and an assist in five minutes of action.

Randolph was waived to prevent his non-guaranteed contract from becoming guaranteed Jan. 10. Should Randolph clear waivers, he could then be re-signed by the Blazers to a 10-day contract. However, a source has informed The Columbian it is unlikely the team will attempt reacquire Randolph.

Randolph’s run with Portland marked his second time playing for the team. He played in 10 games for the Blazers in 2008-09.

Portland’s roster now stands at 15 players.

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