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Chris Andersen | Center/Forward

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (37) / 7/7/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Blinn (TX) JC
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Andersen has reportedly not received much interest on the trade market.
Additionally, there has been no evidence to support any traction on a potential Jamal Crawford, Birdman swap, a trade that was only hypothetically suggested by a couple NBA media members. The Heat have been actively shopping Andersen and Mario Chalmers this offseason, but have not found any takers up to this point. Andersen isn't really capable of playing major minutes, so he won't be worth owning in standard leagues, regardless of where he winds up. Aug 26 - 12:27 PM

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Chris Andersen said he's not concerned with recent trade rumors.

It's been speculated that the Heat could avoid paying a "repeater" tax by moving the final year of Andersen's contract, but Birdman isn't concerned with rumors. "It's a business, man," Andersen said. "It doesn't bother me one bit." No matter where he lands, Andersen doesn't hold much fantasy value outside of extremely deep fantasy leagues.
Aug 25 - 1:14 PM

Chris Andersen is on the Heat trade block, sources told ESPN.

Andersen and Mario Chalmers could each have new homes as the Heat put both players on the block in an effort to reshape the roster.
Source: ESPN
Jun 22 - 1:49 PM

Chris Andersen (foot) will play on Saturday.

He should be ready to go for minutes in the 10-14 range tonight, assuming Hassan Whiteside doesn't get into foul trouble. Andersen has very little fantasy value.
Apr 11 - 5:57 PM

Chris Andersen (foot) is probable to play against the Raptors on Saturday.

When asked earlier this week how he was feeling, he said he was [expletive]ed up. However, he went through practice yesterday and there's no reason to think he'll be out. Andersen played just 11.5 minutes per game in his last two and should be right around that time again tonight. He's not a fantasy option.
Apr 11 - 2:07 PM

Chris Andersen (foot contusion) is a go for Thursday's game vs. Chicago.

Birdman can be viewed as a shot blocking specialist in extremely deep leagues, but with Hassan Whiteside active, he's not making a blip on the radar in standard leagues.
Apr 9 - 6:35 PM

Chris Andersen (foot contusion) is probable to play against the Bulls on Thursday.

He should be fine despite playing just 13 minutes on Tuesday. Birdman has dealt with a slew of injuries since the break, so he's hard to trust in any fantasy league because of the risk of an in-game injury. We do expect him to play.
Apr 8 - 2:44 PM

Chris Andersen (foot) limped through 13 minutes of action on Tuesday to finish a win in Miami with six points, two boards and three blocks.

The Birdman's presence gives the beat-up Heat a big lift in reality, but he's a poor fantasy option as long as Hassan Whiteside (hand) is playing. The vast majority of owners can leave him on the waiver wire.
Apr 7 - 10:31 PM

Chris Andersen (foot) is expected to play Tuesday vs. Charlotte.

He's going to try and tough it out after spending Sunday's game on the sidelines. With Hassan Whiteside (hand) also expected to play tonight, Birdman isn't a great option in most leagues.
Apr 7 - 6:09 PM

Chris Andersen (foot) is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Charlotte.

Birdman did not play on Sunday despite being a game-time call, and his absence could be a big blow with Hassan Whiteside (hand) questionable and the Heat banged up across the roster. If Birdman and Whiteside are both out, Udonis Haslem will play undersized center again.

Chris Andersen (foot) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers.

Miami's frontcourt is really hurting with both Birdman and Hassan Whiteside (hand) unavailable tonight, so expect Udonis Haslem to get all the run he can handle, with James Ennis, Henry Walker, and Michael Beasley all having the opportunity for extended minutes. Haslem has double-double potential when given the minutes, but with a tough matchup against the Pacers, he makes for a risky option in most leagues.

Chris Andersen (foot) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game vs. Indiana.

Birdman left Saturday's game after just 10 minutes with a left foot contusion, and we're going to be considering him on the doubtful side for tonight's game. If both he and Hassan Whiteside (hand) are unavailable, look for Udonis Haslem to be forced into heavy minutes for the injury depleted Heat.
Apr 5 - 5:00 PM

Chris Andersen (foot contusion) is really sore and may not be able to play vs. the Pacers on Sunday.

The Heat have had a frustrating season to say the least and can't seem to catch a break. Hassan Whiteside (hand) is also questionable for Sunday's game, meaning Udonis Haslem might be forced to log serious minutes. We should know more after shootaround, but Andersen's owners should have a backup plan ready. Andersen finished with two points and two turnovers in just 10 minutes on the night.
Apr 4 - 10:47 PM

Chris Andersen suffered a left foot contusion on Saturday and will not return.

He just can't make it through a game these days. Andersen has dealt with foot injuries for each of the last two seasons, so he's probably going to miss time. Udonis Haslem will benefit.
Apr 4 - 8:59 PM

Chris Andersen (calf) returned on Tuesday with four points, 10 rebounds (five offensive), two steals and two blocks in an 81-95 loss to San Antonio.

The Birdman gritted his teeth tonight, playing through pain to give Miami some much-needed rebounding and defense while starting ahead of Hassan Whiteside (hand). The Heat centers are likely to swap jobs for Thursday's game, with Andersen heading to the bench, and he's only worth a look if you need boards and blocks in a deep league.
Mar 31 - 11:12 PM

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All Positions
PG1Goran Dragic
2Mario Chalmers
3Tyler Johnson
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Gerald Green
3Josh Richardson
SF1Luol Deng
2Justise Winslow
3James Ennis
PF1Chris Bosh
2Josh McRoberts
3Udonis Haslem
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Amare Stoudemire
3Chris Andersen