Why Nuggets claimed Shavlik Randolph

UPDATE: The Nuggets have indeed claimed Shavlik Randolph and this will move the team from $1,863,342 under the minimum floor to $635,357 beneath the threshold. The Nuggets now have a full 15-man roster.

Should the Nuggets not reach the minimum team salary floor, the difference will be sent to the NBPA and they will distribute the money among the players.


The Boston Celtics waived forward Shavlik Randolph on Monday and then used the open roster spot to sign guard Chris Babb. While there is just a week remaining on the 2014-15 regular season schedule, there is a chance Randolph will be claimed off waivers by a team who isn't heading to the playoffs.