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Shavlik Randolph is Officially a Portland Trail Blazer

ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 18:  Shavlik Randolph #42 of the Miami Heat against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on November 18, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Busta BucketCorrespondent IDecember 30, 2009

The Blazers have used their second hardship exemption on Shavlik Randolph, here's the release:

TRAIL BLAZERS SIGN FORWARD SHAVLIK RANDOLPH

Portland utilizes second NBA hardship exemption

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Trail Blazers have signed forward Shavlik Randolph, it was announced today by General Manager Kevin Pritchard.

Randolph, 26, rejoins the Trail Blazers after averaging 1.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 3.7 minutes in 10 games with Portland last season.

Portland was allowed to sign Randolph and bring its roster to 16 players after the NBA awarded the team its second hardship exemption of the season on Tuesday.

The Duke University product has career averages of 2.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 8.3 minutes in 91 games (seven starts) with Philadelphia, Portland and Miami.

Randolph (6-10, 240) appeared in two games for Miami this season, netting two points, seven rebounds and a blocked shot in 23 minutes before being waived on Dec. 14.

He will wear No. 42 with the Trail Blazers.

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