Miami Heat Re-Sign Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen

by July 14, 2014

With one major exception, the 2014-’15 Miami Heat are starting to look a lot like last season’s squad. The Heat have come to terms on a multi-year deal with Chris “Birdman” Andersen. Per Yahoo!:

Several teams made strong pushes for Andersen – including a late bid by the New York Knicks – but Andersen wanted to return to a roster core and franchise that will move on without LeBron James.


The Heat have provided a career renaissance for Andersen, who signed there as a free agent in 2012. Andersen has played 12 NBA seasons, including stays with Denver and New Orleans.


Andersen, 36, has been an important frontcourt presence for the Heat. He shot 64 percent this past season while averaging 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks, in nearly 20 minutes per game.