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Saturday, August 4th, 2012 at 11:51 am  |  46 responses

Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen Reportedly Open to Vet’s Min, Would Love to Play for Knicks


The Knicks don’t have a lot of money to spend anymore, but ESPN New York is reporting that it wouldn’t take much to sign free agent big man Chris “Birdman” Andersen, who, that same report states, would love the chance to play for New York: “A source close to unrestricted free agent Chris Andersen said the power forward is open to signing for the veteran’s minimum. That’s all the Knicks can offer, and they could use a seasoned backup for Amare Stoudemire who can score inside, rebound and block shots. There’s no word yet if Andersen, 34, has been in talks with the Knicks, who don’t comment publicly on any free agents. But his former high school coach, Rob Stewart, said that Andersen would love the opportunity to play in New York. He enjoys the city and knows Carmelo Anthony well from his Denver days, and he’s very close with J.R. Smith, also a former Nugget. Stewart said a few teams have already contacted Andersen, but he didn’t want to say who out of respect to the power forward’s agent, Steven Heumann. On that note, it’s worth noting that Andersen is a client of CAA, which also represents five Knicks: coach Mike Woodson, Anthony, Smith, his younger brother, Chris, and new acquisition Ronnie Brewer.”

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  • the box out of

    Mia.

  • Jono

    Introducing your New York Nuggets…

  • 23

    What about his legal issue?

  • http://www.nba.com/knicks danpowers

    i love that guy but i hope we dont sign him. the roster is allready full. if either him, camby or thomas dont get any playing time then his signing could cause chemistry issues

  • ChipS

    I heard someone set him up and tried to extort him.

  • LA Huey

    I hope he gets on this team. So many characters…

  • http://www.slamonline.com YoYoYo

    Silly Chris Andersen, knicks are for kids.

  • jinolin

    This would be a good move for NY.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Chinese Oppenheimer

    I hope they don’t sign him. Let him and his legal issues go elsewhere.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Already have Chandler and Camby.. No room for him.. Come to Portland and back- up Pryzbilla (when/if resigned)

  • http://www.stillonthebench.blogspot.com TR

    i agree with @bossterry Portland is probably the best place for him to go…Meyers Leonard is there, but hes young so Birdman could see some PT

  • ctk

    Portland aint a good spot …Joel Freeland will get the backup mins…NY dont need a backup PF cuz they already got one ..Name is AmareStoudemire…just cuz he paid 20mill a yr mean he deserve more than 30-32mins a game

  • sefos

    Make it happen, Dolan!

  • Roscoe

    how do ny fans get excited about the turkeyman? Is subpar defense ny’s new calling card. U can’t blame Mike D. anymore, right?

  • jinolin

    Another active body at the 4-5 spot is always a asset, especially considering the average age is about the same as the Cs someone will go down… Hopefully there wont be any fires** that need to be extinguished** this postseason.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    Birdmans tats belong near jrs tats. . Also, I’m chinese oppenheimer, the post above is someone else.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Chinese Oppenheimer

    Zzzzzzzzzz

  • MeloMan15

    would love to have him

  • Phil the thrill

    Him and his legal issues would fit right in with those losers with the exception of Chandler, Novak and shump.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiyEZCDS4JQ Chris Hansen

    My name is Chris Hansen with NBC Dateline and I approve this message.

  • http://wired.com charliewinning

    Last time I checked no other guy on that team has been accused of soliciting sex from kids on the internet, so no he wouldn’t fit it. I hope the Knicks stay clear of him until it’s proven that authorities from both California and Denver had the wrong guy as the target of their investigation.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    Its funny how Bridman kiddy p0rn issue gets swept under the rug…but Vicks issue on the under hand……

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    I guess his little kiddy issue just isnt as big as killing dogs. This has been totally swept under the rug.

  • http://slamonline.com Datkid

    cosign slick rick

  • http://slamonline.com Datkid

    cosign slick rick

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    he should never be allowed in the NBA again if true.

  • Jimmy R

    bring him to GSW

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2011/10/nfl-players-advice-to-lebron-james-stick-to-basketball/ shutup

    obv the charges were unfounded and vick’s had some substance. hate when people try to pull that bs; there is enough racism in the world without imagining it everywhere. and if you cosigned that ish your just as stupid. and charlie like i said way earlier this is were presumed innocence should have applied, the justice system moves slow, but not that slow, if he was gonna be charged it would have happened already. Chris was the victim in this case, but shortsighted ignorant people such as yourself never see that , even if he is innocent the accusation is enough to stain someones reputation for life.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    Shutup needs to STFU……I’m not trying to hear that, racism is alive because of people like you trying to sweep sh1t under the rug and not confronting these issues knowing they’re there. Vick was guilty until proven innocent and no one cared about his image but now its imperative that birdmans image is protected?

  • Bernie

    This guy has freebird tattooed on his neck and likes little boys.

  • Yep

    First of all Vick is a major athlete. Birdman is a scrub, fan favorite or not. Of course Vick will get more shine. Be it highlights or “lowlights.” So get out of here with that ish lol. What are you talking about?

    Secondly, Birdman was the victim. So once people here that, the issue gets dropped. Even faster when its the 8th, 9th guy off any NBA bench.

    Really seems like you are imagining things here. The issue isn’t race, it’s visibility.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    Slam isnt let my damn comments come in today….^You mean like how Kobe was accused of rap3 and later found innocent but was all over national news but the lowly 3rd string quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who was accused of the very same offense twice got minimum coverage? something like that? I get it.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2011/10/nfl-players-advice-to-lebron-james-stick-to-basketball/ shutup

    You must be half-blind like your moniker, Kobe is the most visible nba superstar within the last decade (arguably) so of course he is gonna get plastered everywhere with it, (much like Tiger Woods; who didnt get accused of r@pe) but the same principle applies to Kobe’s case, many still consider him a r@pist. See my point about being accused wrongly? Vick was guilty, so I don’t see how he fits in this argument. Also you have no idea what I do about or feel about racism, just that your example doesn’t hold water. Oh and btw Kobe stilled fncked that girl, from what I read Chris turned her down, hence the child p()rn angle not r@ape angle.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2011/10/nfl-players-advice-to-lebron-james-stick-to-basketball/ shutup

    You must be half-blind like your moniker, Kobe is the most visible nba superstar within the last decade (arguably) so of course he is gonna get plastered everywhere with it, (much like Tiger Woods; who didnt get accused of rpe) but the same principle applies to Kobe’s case, many still consider him a rpist. See my point about being accused wrongly? Vick was guilty, so I don’t see how he fits in this argument. Also you have no idea what I do about or feel about racism, just that your example doesn’t hold water. Oh and btw Kobe stilled fncked that girl, from what I read Chris turned her down, hence the child prn angle not rpe angle.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2011/10/nfl-players-advice-to-lebron-james-stick-to-basketball/ shutup

    You must be half-blind like your moniker, Kobe is the most visible nba superstar within the last decade (arguably) so of course he is gonna get plastered everywhere with it, (much like Tiger Woods; who didnt get accused of rap3) but the same principle applies to Kobe’s case, many still consider him a rapper. See my point about being accused wrongly? Vick was guilty, so I don’t see how he fits in this argument. Also you have no idea what I do about or feel about r@cism, just that your example doesn’t hold water. Oh and btw Kobe stilled fncked that girl, from what I read Chris turned her down, hence the child prn angle not rap3 angle.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2011/10/nfl-players-advice-to-lebron-james-stick-to-basketball/ shutup

    sorry for the 3x post, it didnt show up so had to keep editing it. oh and btw basketball “stars” are more visible than football “stars”, that is why on avg NBA players get better endorsements.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    Yeah and Ben Roethlisberger is a nobody…. and that more visible stuff doesn’t fly, Ben is a two time Superbowl champ….the media always has an angle or agenda.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2011/10/nfl-players-advice-to-lebron-james-stick-to-basketball/ shutup

    Shortsighted you are. How many endorsement deals does Ben have compared to Kobe, how many championships? how much TV face time do each receive? I agree with your idea media has an angle, but we disagree that it’s always about race. Kobe is a superstar and is more famous than the top 2 football players combined, btw who are the top two famous football players? Brady and Manning? I bet Kobe’s jersey sales doubles their combined sales, along with endorsement dollars. I’ll do some research and get back to you.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2011/10/nfl-players-advice-to-lebron-james-stick-to-basketball/ shutup

    Oh and Justin Bieber’s pregnancy scare got more media than Vick and Kobe combined, explanation?

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2011/10/nfl-players-advice-to-lebron-james-stick-to-basketball/ shutup

    Kobe has been the top NBA jersey seller internationally for 6 straight years Ben isnt even in the top ten NFL numbers, here’s the list 1) Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

    2) Tim Tebow, Denver Broncos

    3) Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh Steelers

    4) Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

    5) Tom Brady, New England Patriots

    6) Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers

    7) Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles

    8) Eli Manning, New York Giants

    9) Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys

    10) Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys

  • vctmac

    been a while since ive had to say anything, but i think the knicks could use birdmans energy. stat wnt get you the amount of defensive hustle bird can bring. and kurt thomas? i only see him being effective in the post-mid range game if anything. knicks have chandler, camby, stat, kurt thomas. let camby and chandler play together or sub off and bird can come in for tht defensive presence!!

  • vctmac

    and bird can come in for garbage time when amare is resting

  • MikeC.

    @vctmac – Camby and Chandler together wouldn’t be a good fit. Not enough offence unless they’re on the floor with Melo, Smith and Felton. Camby can stick the mid-range J and he’s very smooth with the lobs from the high-post. He never should have left NY in the first place. Spree neither.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Chinese Oppenheimer

    Shutup, please stfu. The case wasn’t dropped. I have to say you are one of the worst here. You think that because the case wasn’t on the news that the investigation is no longer ongoing? Grow up. This isn’t tv. And you read a comment from the guy’s lawyer and all of the sudden you think you know something? Gtfoh. What’s obvious is your stupidity. You think his lawyer is paid to say he’s guilty dumb@ss? Prove to us the Chris Anderson isn’t being investigated. You can’t, moron. Ben R@pistburger is a popular athlete, and whether or not the DA had enough evidence to try him is a seperate issue from whether or not he’s guilty. But America doesn’t care that he’s a serial r@pist. Anderson is getting the Big Ben treatment. Enough with thiis nonsense “post racial” lies.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Chinese Oppenheimer

    BTW, since you’re too much of a dumb fan to see anything but athlete godliness, it’s important to note that the only thing Kobe and Kate Faber disagree on is the fact that she was serious when she said ‘no’ and ‘stop’. Kobe told the police that he’s done that with a bunch of different girls. Kate could have been a paid prostitute and it still wouldn’t have made Kobe right for @nanly penetr@ting her against her will. He got lucky in that prosecutors know idiots with your mentality frequently let r@pists off because they look @ a woman’s sexual history and decide that if she’s not “innocent” enough she can’t be a victim.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2011/10/nfl-players-advice-to-lebron-james-stick-to-basketball/ shutup

    Wow chinese douchbag, so now thats what you think happened in the Kobe case? it turns out she lied and said she only had sex with Kobe, but it turned out she was intimate with another partner that same day. I’m not a dumb fan, I see first hand what females and not the ugly ones will do to get near ballers (both kinds) if you think every female is trust worthy, good luck lil buddy. and never said the case was dropped, said the claims seem to be unfounded, now that Chris’ property has been in custody for some time; and he is going to sign with another team, so it leads me to believe the statement from his lawyer holds some truth. and btw wtf are you commenting on a racial issue when you perpetuate a negative stereotype evrytime you post, and doubly when you use that overly offense fake chinese accent.

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