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Chris Andersen | Center/Forward | #00

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (38) / 7/7/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Blinn (TX) JC
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Anderson suffered a torn ACL in his right knee and will be out for the rest of the season.
It's a really tough blow for Birdman at age 38 and his career could be over. He suffered a non-contact injury today during practice and has already had surgery. Andersen only played in 12 games this year with most of his run coming recently with the Cavs resting players or in garbage time. He should be ready to start next season, but will likely be limited in camp. Fri, Dec 16, 2016 08:26:00 PM

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Chris Andersen played a season-high 19 minutes on Friday, posting four points, six rebounds and three assists vs. the Mavericks.

Channing Frye was out for personal reasons and the Cavs opened up a massive lead tonight, so it was a perfect storm for the Birdman. He has no fantasy appeal.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 10:15:00 PM

Chris Andersen filled in at center on Wednesday, posting six point, one rebound and one block in 13 minutes.

Tristan Thompson got the night off due to a minor left foot injury, thrusting the Birdman into the starting unit. Cleveland has very limited frontcourt depth, as this shows, but Andersen can still be ignored in virtually all leagues.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 09:33:00 PM

Chris Andersen has officially signed with the Cavaliers.

He turned 38 years old on July 7, so this could be his last shot at another title. The Cavs could use some depth up front with Timofey Mozgov moving on to the Lakers, but Andersen can only play minutes in the teens at best.
Fri, Jul 22, 2016 09:16:00 AM

The Cavs agreed to a deal with Chris Andersen for the veteran minimum.

The Cavs have lost some of their depth up front, so Andersen might get some minutes in some spots. Birdman hasn't been very durable and just turned 38 this month, so he's not going to be a difference maker for the Cavs.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 07:02:00 PM

The Cavs are working on a deal with Chris Andersen.

The Cavs need some minimum players to help fill out their roster. They lost Timofey Mozgov on arguably the worst deal of the offseason, so Andersen might slot into his minutes.
Fri, Jul 8, 2016 07:25:00 PM

The Cavaliers are a potential landing spot for free agent Chris Andersen, according to Ethan Skolnick of the Miami Herald.

The Birdman is 37 years old, limiting his suitors, but LeBron James' familiarity with him could spur a reunion in Cleveland. Andersen hasn't averaged 20 minutes per game since the 2009-10 season, and no matter where he lands he'll be a non-factor in fantasy leagues.
Wed, Jul 6, 2016 07:27:00 PM

Chris Andersen will come off the bench on Friday.

The Grizzlies are making a tweak to their rotation, but Andersen should still see close to 20 minutes tonight. He's not a fantasy option, though.
Fri, Apr 22, 2016 09:24:00 PM

Chris Andersen came off the bench against the Warriors on Saturday with six points, four rebounds, one assist, two steals and no turnovers in 14 minutes.

He played slightly less than usual due to the bad matchup. Andersen shouldn't really be trusted because he will likely be rested in one of the two final games this season.
Sat, Apr 9, 2016 10:54:00 PM

Chris Andersen is not starting against the Warriors on Saturday.

He might not even play because of the pace of the Warriors. Andersen could also rest going forward.
Sat, Apr 9, 2016 07:59:00 PM

Chris Andersen scored three points on 1-of-4 shooting Friday, to go with five boards, one steal, one block, one turnover and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes.

Birdman knocked down his fourth 3-pointer of the year to score the Grizzlies first three points in this one, but obviously that's not a part of his game as he's only attempted 10 on the season. Andersen is started for Memphis, but with averages of just 6.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 0.7 swats per contest, he's not worth owning in most leagues.
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 12:29:00 AM

Chris Andersen scored 13 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes against the Spurs on Monday.

That is a lot of playing time and luckily the Grizzlies are off until Monday. Andersen will be the guy losing the most playing time once Zach Randolph (ankle) can return, so the Birdman can fly on the wire in most leagues.
Sat, Mar 26, 2016 12:33:00 AM

Chris Andersen (shoulder) returned to action on Tuesday vs. the Lakers and played 15 minutes, scoring eight points with three boards.

He started at center, but his playing time was limited as expected. The Grizzlies want to manage the veteran's minutes to keep him healthy, so don't expect his role to grow too much. Leave him on the wire.
Wed, Mar 23, 2016 01:15:00 AM

Chris Andersen (shoulder) will start vs. the Lakers on Tuesday and Ryan Hollins will come off the bench.

It doesn't matter who starts at center for the Grizzlies, as both players will still have pretty limited roles because the Grizzlies will play a lot of small ball. Leave them on the wire.
Tue, Mar 22, 2016 10:43:00 PM

Chris Andersen (left shoulder sublaxation) is expected to play against the Lakers on Tuesday.

We'll keep an eye on the Birdman's official status throughout the day, but the Grizzlies lost an injury exception and will likely need to release Alex Stepheson. Despite his potential return, Andersen can be left on waivers in standard fantasy leagues.
Tue, Mar 22, 2016 12:12:00 PM

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PF1Kevin Love
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C1Tristan Thompson
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