During his first three seasons in the league, Anthony hasn't seen too much of the floor. Well, in his fourth season, that is about to change, and Anthony Randolph is making sure of that.
Randolph has already hit the weights hard this season, reportedly adding 10-15 pounds to his thin frame, and with the lockout just beginning he will have time to get even bigger.
Minnesota's centers are Darko Milicic, Nikola Pekovic, and Brad Miller... not very intimidating. David Kahn has already expressed the idea of playing Randolph at center, and once training camp starts he will see that Randolph can do more than all three of those players combined.
Moving Randolph to center will be essential to a breakout season, because if he stays at the 4 he will not get enough minutes to put up big minutes. Minnesota is packed at the 3 and 4 spots, so moving Randolph to the 5 will not only be good for him, but for the other players on the team as well, to give them more playing time.
Randolph has struggled mightily with consistency throughout his first three seasons, that often times being the reason for his lack of minutes. Even towards the end of last season, with Kevin Love out, Randolph was still slightly inconsistent. In order to become an elite center, Randolph will need to produce night in and night out, and I believe with his skill set he can do it. Besides, with the lack of talented centers in the league today, it shouldn't be too hard for Randolph to become one of the best in the game.
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