Suns sign veteran forward Randolph, release Kravtsov

Forward Shavlik Randolph, six-year NBA veteran playing in China, signed for remainder of season.

The Suns signed forward Shavlik Randolph for the remainder of the season Saturday and waived center Slava Kravtsov.

The 6-10, 240-pound Randolph is a six-year NBA veteran who has appeared in 111 career games (seven starts) with Philadelphia, Portland, Miami and Boston. Randolph played with the 76ers for three seasons from 2005-08, with the Trail Blazers in the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons and with the Heat in 2009-10. Most recently, he appeared in 16 games for the Celtics last season.

Randolph had spent this season with the Foshan Long Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association. He also had previously played in both China and Puerto Rico between his stints with the Heat and the Celtics.

Randolph is expected tol be available for Sunday night's game against the Hawks, the team said in a statement.

Kravtsov, in his second NBA season, had appeared in 20 games for the Suns this season, averaging 1.0 points and 0.9 rebounds in 3.0 minutes.

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