Randolph is quite simply the ideal prospect, the versatile big man who can play any one of three positions; score in bunches and intimidate his opponent on defense (7-3 wingspan). He’s become something that Darius Miles couldn’t become due to his lack of effort and propensity for injuries. Depending on how D’Antoni plays it, Randolph could start at small forward in a big lineup (with Danilo Gallinari at two-guard) or power forward in a small lineup (with Amar’e at center). Either way, he will make this his breakout season.
Just another media outlet claiming Randolph is about to suit up for a breakout season, and frankly, I agree. There are no signs that lead me to believe he’ll play poorly except that he seems a bit soft spoken for New York, but even that’s nitpicking.
Didn’t get a chance to watch the Warriors a bunch last season, but from what I’ve read, it seems like his progress was hindered by Don Nelson. This year, hopefully, D’Antoni gives the kid free reign.