Heat working out Chris “Birdman” Andersen
By: Pedro Heizer
According to yahoo sports, the defending NBA champs are working out ex-Nugget big man, Chris Andersen.
The Birdman arrived in Miami on Monday for a physical and workouts over the next two days.
Earlier today Miami announced that they have waived center Josh Harrellson.
At his best, Andersen, who is 6-foot-10, was one of the NBA’s most active and relentless bench contributors. His array of tattoos and “bad boy” attitude helped make him one of the league’s most popular players.
Andersen played 32 games for the Nuggets last season, averaging 5.3 points per game, and 4.6 rebounds per game coming off the bench before being waived in July.
He’s played 10 seasons in the Association with Denver, and New Orleans/Oklahoma City averaging 5.4 points per game, and 5.2 rebounds per game during his career.
Andersen had a terrific second act in the NBA after being banned from 2006-2008 for abusing the league’s drug policy. Andersen was a key reserve on the Denver Nuggets teams led by Carmelo Anthony.
While many are skeptical about the signing of a player like Andersen, they should keep in mind that he does what Miami needs, grab rebounds. The Birdman will not be a scoring threat, he’s never been that.
If Andersen does decide to join the NBA Champs, expect him to be in uniform during the 6-game road trip.
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