Posted: Jul 17, 2012 11:25 PM by Eric Naktin
Updated: Jul 18, 2012 4:05 PM
The Denver Nuggets cut Chris "Birdman" Andersen on Tuesday and signed in his place free agent Anthony Randolph. A league source says the team used the NBA's amnesty clause to waive Andersen.
Randolph, a power forward and center, averaged 7.4 points and 3.6 rebounds in 34 games for the Minnesota Timberwolves last season.
At his peak, Andersen was a key component on the team that advanced to the Western Conference finals, blocking shots and soaring for dunks. Several fans wore his jersey or even sported Birdman-like mohawk hairdos.
Andersen remains the subject of a police matter that has yet to be resolved. In May, Douglas County authorities seized property, including electronics, from Andersen's Larkspur home as part of the Internet Crimes Against Children unit's ongoing investigation.