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C’s sign Shavlik Randolph to 10-day

John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) March 1, 2013 Celtics News 9 Comments

The Celtics made the announcement a short time ago…

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed forward Shavlik Randolph to a 10-day contract.

Randolph, a 6’10” forward, appeared in 28 games for the Foshan Long Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association this season averaging 32.0 points, 14.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.0 blocks in 36.5 minutes per game while shooting 53.1% from the floor. Randolph is a veteran of five NBA seasons split between Philadelphia, Miami and Portland posting career averages of 2.4 points and 2.4 rebounds in 8.2 minutes over 95 games.

Randolph will wear #42 and is expected to be available for tonight’s game against Golden State.

So Randolph had been putting up some big numbers in China, or as the Celtics apparently consider it, “The Other Maine Red Claws.” But how does that translate to the NBA?  Doc says it’s confidence.

“I think some of it is money, obviously, but I think they go to find themselves in a lot of ways,” the coach said. “Their confidence arrives because they become the star. I think with a lot of the guys that’s kind of needed for them to find themselves.

“I am sure the travel is not the same. The living conditions are not the same. It should (create perspective). If you go anywhere, and come back here, you want to stay here. I think it would instill some hunger. It should.”

Randolph will be available today, but I’m not sure how much he’ll play.  At the very least, the C’s got a little bit of height out there.

Yeah… I’m trying to make the best of it.

 

 

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  • zippittyay

    I guess that chinese food agreed with him!

  • Hooshang Adib

    That should give Paul little more rest. I still think Paul and Kevin should start the first quarter, rest the second and third and finish full time in the fourth after the needed rest. The bench should be able to pick up the slack.

    • ShawnCVD

      That doesn’t sound right… Let’s play two older players at an NBA level for Fifteen straight minutes , then cool them off for the middle two quarters and half time, THEN have them out there for the whole 4th quarter. That’s an aweful lot to ask.

      What about foul trouble ? What about cooling down in the middle quarters? What about gassing due to too many consecutive minutes on the court? Also PP and KG would have to take a few plays off early in a quarter so they could be fresh during the final, vital minutes of a game. What about the match ups.

      The lone benefit to your plan would be that should our role players eff up the middle quarters there would be zero reason to bring in the aging HOFers , so they’d get more rest overall. IDK what they’d be resting for though as too many losses would equal missing the post season…

      • sev

        hahaha yea thats a horrible idea

  • KGino

    32 pts 15 rebs in China.. at least he was dominating the league he came from!

  • adam

    you ever watch basketball in china? i did 9 years ago when I was in Shanghai. 9 years ago is a long time and its probably changed, but it was awful. hopefully its a lot better now.

  • Paul

    Have you guys used a cell phone before? I used a cell phone once 9 years ago, it was awful.

    • ShawnCVD

      well played sir

    • Curt

      I’ll second that.

      Well played, sir.