Originally written on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 11/18/14
I'll admit that I openly scoffed at the Celtics when they signed Shavlik Randolph to a 10-day contract in early March. I remembered Randolph's "meh" career at Duke during the middle of the last decade, and hadn't heard his name in years. It turns out he had spent the 2012-13 season in China, dominating the Chinese Basketball Association to the tune of 32 PPG, 14.6 RPG while winning an MVP over there. Not exactly NBA level opposition, but 32 and 15 a game are eye opening numbers. The C's renewed Randolph with a second 10 day deal, and once he actually got a chance at regular minutes, he produced. Despite averaging only 12 minutes, Randolph averaged 4.2 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. The rebounding was especially impressive as the former Dukie grabbed 20.9% of all available rebounds during his 198 minutes played this season (if he had enough minutes, that number would have ranked 3rd in the NBA behind Reggie Evans and Omar Asik). The Celts rewarded Randolph with a "multi-year" co...
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