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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 said that he isn't concerned about potentially losing minutes due to all of the competition for minutes in the frontcourt.
"I am just going to go in and do what I do," Andersen said. "I can’t control that. I did what I had to do to make sure my conditioning was good … to make sure I don’t get injured as [much] as last year." Andersen couldn't stay healthy in a limited role last season, so it's probably a good thing that the Heat won't have to use him too often in the early going. Andersen won't be a viable fantasy option this season, and it's possible that the Heat look to trade him. Oct 3 - 11:02 AM

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Chris Andersen lost weight and worked on his conditioning this offseason.

"He lost some weight so he's a little bit less of a weight load on his joints, which is so essential as you get further in your career. He's lighter, he's quicker, I think he's stronger and ultimately can play faster," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. While the improvements are welcomed, he's not going to play a role that leads to him being worthy of fantasy consideration in any format.
Sep 28 - 1:58 PM

Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra didn't shed any light on trade rumors surrounding Chris Andersen during a recnet interview.

While Andersen has been the subject of trade rumors for months, Spoelstra gave his best non-answer. "We know what they can do, versus the unknown, and we also care about them," Spoelstra said of Andersen and Mario Chalmers. "They understand. They’re pros. They know we care about them and they know it’s a business." Andersen can pile up blocks when he gets minutes, but he can be ignored in standard fantasy leagues as he's past the days where he is capable of playing big minutes.
Sep 24 - 10:45 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

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