Denver, CO (Sports Network) - The "Birdman" won't be flying in Denver after a
memorable second run in the Mile High City.
The Nuggets have used their amnesty provision on forward/center Chris
Andersen, whose contact, according to the Denver Post, is worth over $9
million over the next two years.
The salary will not count towards Denver's salary cap, but Andersen will see
the full dollar amount.
The Denver Post reported the Nuggets will use the cap space to sign free agent
forward Anthony Randolph, who averaged 7.4 points and 3.6 rebounds in 34 games
for the Timberwolves last season.
Andersen had a career resurgence when he re-joined the Nuggets four years ago.
The 6-foot-10 big man averaged 6.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in
2008-09, then produced similar numbers the next year before having his playing
time reduced the last two seasons.
The Nuggets signed Andersen as an undrafted free agent in 2001 and, after his
stint in New Orleans was marred by a two-year suspension for drug use, signed
him again in 2008.
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