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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
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Andersen doesn't resent LeBron James for leaving Miami.
"He's a great guy," Andersen said of James. "But we've got a bunch of great guys on the team, as well. He's going to be highly missed. We really loved him as a teammate. He's a good person. He got a big heart. But we've still got to play ball, regardless." Andersen also stated that he is fully recovered from the deep thigh bruise that limited him during the playoffs last season, but with averages of 6.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks in just under 20 minutes per game last season, he doesn't really warrant standard league consideration. Aug 24 - 11:56 AM

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Chris Andersen's contract with the Heat is worth $10.4 million over two years.

It's also fully guaranteed, which makes it a very nice haul for the 36-year-old big man. He averaged 6.6 points on 64.4 percent shooting last season, adding 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in under 20 minutes per game, which wasn't quite enough for value in typical fantasy leagues.
Jul 23 - 9:17 AM

Updating a previous report, Chris Andersen and the Heat have reportedly agreed on a multi-year contract.

Pat Riley lost LeBron James in free agency but he's done an admirable job keeping the rest of his team's core intact, while adding Josh McRoberts and Luol Deng to fill out the roster. Birdman was also pursued by the Cavaliers but the 36-year-old opted to remain in South Beach as Miami tries to claw their way back to the NBA Finals.
Jul 13 - 8:20 PM

The Cavs and Chris Andersen are in talks according to Fox Sports Ohio.

Andersen obviously has the history with LeBron and the Cavs don't exactly have a deep frontcourt. Considering the Birdman is a serviceable backup for any playoff contender, he might have a few suitors come out of the woodwork in the next 24 hours.
Jul 11 - 10:46 PM

With LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade all set for an apparent return to the Heat, Chris Andersen could be an odd man out for Miami next year.

Mario Chalmers is in the same boat as Andersen, while guys like Ray Allen, Udonis Haslem and possibly James Jones appear likely to return to the team. The Heat are hoping to add at least one more big name this summer, with Carmelo Anthony, Kyle Lowry, Marcin Gortat and Trevor Ariza being some early targets. Simply put, Chalmers and Andersen are probably going to get bigger offers than the Heat will be able to handle.
Jun 28 - 8:34 PM

Chris Andersen will opt out of the final year of his contract and enter free agency.

The Heat got a little more than they bargained for with the Birdman. Andersen averaged 6.6 points, 5.3 boards and 1.3 blocks on 64.4 percent shooting in his 72 regular season games, so they may want to bring him back on a multi-year deal.
Jun 16 - 10:31 AM

Chris Andersen (bruised thigh) was limited to conditioning work during Tuesday's practice.

Andersen returned to action vs. the Pacers on Friday, scoring nine points and grabbing 10 rebounds in just 13 minutes of action, but he missed Monday's practice and his status is now somewhat uncertain for Game 1 of the Finals. His inactivity is likely just a precaution and he could return to the court as soon as Wednesday's practice.
Jun 3 - 2:16 PM

Chris Andersen (thigh) did not practice on Monday.

After missing two games, he played well in Game 6 to knock out the Pacers, scoring nine points with 10 boards in 13 minutes. Andersen's thigh injury is clearly not back to 100 percent, but it would be a surprise to see him on the sidelines in Game 1 on Thursday.
Jun 2 - 1:28 PM

Chris Andersen (thigh) nearly double-doubled in Friday's Game 6 win over the Pacers, scoring nine points on 4-of-4 shooting with 10 rebounds in just 13 minutes.

Andersen did very well against the Spurs in last year's Finals, and regardless of whether or not the Heat get San Antonio or Oklahoma City he'll be a key figure off the bench.
May 30 - 11:36 PM

Chris Anderson (thigh) will be active for Friday's Game 6 against the Pacers.

Michael Beasley and Justin Hamilton will be inactive. Assuming he plays the addition of Anderson to the active lineup will help clean up some of the wide open chances that Roy Hibbert had in his decent Game 5 performance.
May 30 - 7:57 PM

Chris Andersen (thigh) missed shootaround Friday morning and remains a game-time decision for Game 6.

He missed the last two games and remains day-to-day. Andersen will likely receive treatment heading into Game 6 and the team is unlikely to update his status until about 30 minutes before the 8:30 EDT tip. If he sits, the Heat will likely stick with Rashard Lewis in the starting lineup to allow Udonis Haslem to help more in the second unit.
May 30 - 11:30 AM

Chris Andersen (thigh) will be a game-time decision for Friday's Game 6 in Miami.

Birdman has missed the past two games due to a thigh bruise, and it appears his status is still unclear for Game 6. He dubbed himself a game-time decision, also saying "I have a high tolerance for pain." The Heat look to close out their series with the Pacers and would love to have the services of Andersen after being out-rebounded in both Games 4 and 5.
May 29 - 6:16 PM

Chris Andersen (thigh) will not play against the Pacers in Game 5 on Wednesday.

He's inactive and the Heat will have to count on Udonis Haslem and Chris Bosh a little more tonight. Rashard Lewis figures to get more run in the starting lineup, but his minutes may be limited since he can't guard David West. Andersen's issue is day-to-day, so there's little doubt he'd be ready for the NBA Finals on June 5.
May 28 - 7:50 PM

Chris Andersen (thigh) remains a game-time decision for Wednesday's Game 5.

He is receiving treatment for his bruised thigh and we may not get his availability until right before tip. Miami has been successful with smaller lineups lately, so the loss of Andersen wouldn't be too devastating despite how Indiana owned the paint way back in Game 1.
May 28 - 7:25 PM

Chris Andersen (thigh) didn't participate in Wednesday's shootaround and he's listed as a game-time decision.

Andersen said that on a scale of 1 to 10 he feels like an "11," but he followed that up by saying, "Right now I’m just playing it minute by minute." That does nothing to clarify the Birdman's availability, and if he sits out again the Heat will turn to guys like Rashard Lewis, Udonis Haslem and Shane Battier for extra production.
May 28 - 12:03 PM