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Chris Andersen | Center/Forward

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (36) / 7/7/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Blinn (TX) JC
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Chris Andersen (calf) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.
With Andersen questionable and Hassan Whiteside (hand) doubtful, Udonis Haslem could again be forced into heavy minutes Friday, with Luol Deng spending some time at the four-spot. Haslem would be worth a look as a low-end, plug-and-play option in daily leagues if both Andersen and Whiteside are unavailable. Mar 26 - 5:37 PM

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Updating a previous report, Chris Andersen (calf) will not play vs. the Celtics on Wednesday.

The timing of his injury is unfortunate since the Heat are already without Hassan Whiteside (hand). Udonis Haslem will play as many minutes as he can handle and Michael Beasley will likely start at PF, making him worth a look for temporary low-end value.
Mar 25 - 6:08 PM

Chris Andersen (left calf) is questionable to play vs. the Celtics on Wednesday.

The injuries are piling up across the NBA, and the Heat have arguably had some of the toughest luck in the league. Hassan Whiteside (hand) is considered doubtful, meaning Udonis Haslem and Michael Beasley may be forced to play big minutes tonight.

Chris Andersen (ankle) is available to play against the Raptors on Friday.

He is dealing with some soreness and should be able to play close to 20 minutes. Hassan Whiteside is back, so Andersen is not worth owning in most leagues.
Mar 13 - 7:29 PM

Chris Andersen missed shootaround, but head coach Erik Spoelstra expects him to play Friday vs. Toronto.

Andersen is coming off his best game of the season, but that outing came sans Hassan Whiteside (suspension). Whiteside has served his one-game suspension, so Andersen will return to playing limited minutes off the bench. At best, Birdman can serve as a shot blocking specialist in extremely deep leagues.
Mar 13 - 11:49 AM

Chris Andersen exploded against the Nets on Wednesday with 18 points, 14 boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 30 minutes.

He made 8-of-9 from the field and the Heat just dominated in the paint. Andersen was a game-time decision tonight and the Heat didn't announce his status until 25 minutes before tip, so most fantasy owners probably weren't able to cash in. Hassan Whiteside was suspended for tonight and will be back for the weekend, so leave Birdman on the wire.
Mar 11 - 11:20 PM

Chris Andersen (ankle) will play vs. the Nets on Wednesday.

The Heat desperately needed the Birdman for this one considering that Hassan Whiteside is suspended, so he could get plenty of run tonight. Owners in deeper leagues in need of redounds and blocks should give Andersen a look.
Mar 11 - 7:04 PM

Chris Andersen (ankle) remains a game-time decision for Wednesday against the Nets.

He suffered the injury on Monday and the Heat will need him badly tonight with Hassan Whiteside suspended. If he is out, we are going to see some Michael Beasley at the five along with Udonis Haslem, who is also a little banged up. Hopefully we get another update in the next hour.
Mar 11 - 5:59 PM

Chris Andersen (ankle) will be a game-time decision vs. the Nets on Wednesday.

Andersen suffered the ankle sprain vs. the Celtics on Monday, but there is still no indication on how serious the injury is. Hassan Whiteside is suspended for this game, so the Heat will have to get creative with their lineups if the Birdman can't play. Udonis Haslem is also questionable, meaning Michael Beasley may see some minutes at center vs. the Nets. Check back closer to tip-off for the latest updates. This should be fun.
Mar 11 - 10:59 AM

Chris Andersen suffered an ankle sprain against the Celtics on Monday.

With Hassan Whiteside almost certainly suspended for Wednesday, the Heat are going to have to get creative at center even if Andersen and Udonis Haslem play. If they don't, we might see a lot of Michael Beasley at center. Andersen can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Mar 9 - 10:32 PM

Chris Andersen will draw the start in place of Hassan Whiteside (ankle) on Saturday.

There is no word on the severity of Whiteside's ankle, but considering how banged up the Heat are tonight, the Birdman is going to have battle through several different ailments and play big minutes tonight. If you are in need of some blocks and boards, Andersen is worth a look.
Mar 7 - 7:21 PM

Chris Andersen is active against the Wizards on Friday.

Udonis Haslem is starting at power forward, which indicates Andersen is going to play. He is only worth starting in deep leagues.
Mar 6 - 6:57 PM

Chris Andersen (illness, body soreness) is a game-time decision to play against the Wizards.

If he's out, we might see Michael Beasley in the starting lineup at power forward because Udonis Haslem would be the backup center. Henry Walker would also benefit without Andersen in the lineup.
Mar 6 - 5:54 PM

Chris Andersen (illness) was withheld from Friday's shootaround, and he's being listed as questionable for tonight's game against the Wizards.

If Andersen is unable to go, Hassan Whiteside is going to get all the minutes he can handle, and Udonis Haslem may be forced to play some extended minutes.
Mar 6 - 12:06 PM

Chris Andersen is expected to play against the Suns on Monday.

The Heat are starting Udonis Haslem at power forward, which means Haslem won't be the backup center. Andersen will likely play minutes around 20 and is only a blocks specialist. This news doesn't affect Hassan Whiteside much.
Mar 2 - 6:48 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Goran Dragic
2Mario Chalmers
3Shabazz Napier
4Tyler Johnson
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Zoran Dragic
SF1Luol Deng
2James Ennis
3Michael Beasley
4Henry Walker
PF1Chris Bosh
2Josh McRoberts
3Udonis Haslem
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Chris Andersen