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DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 18: Devin Harris #20 of the Dallas Mavericks drives against Chris Andersen #11 of the Miami Heat during a game at American Airlines Center on February 18, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Birdman Takes Flight Without Mohawk

Miami Heat center Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen was known last season for his hustle, physical play, and of course a signature Mohawk. But just before Tuesday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks, Birdman came out with a ‘nohawk.’

CBS Miami–02/19/2014

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 21: Chris Andersen #11 of the Miami Heat gets excited during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 21, 2013 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Birdman Staying In South Florida

Chris Andersen has signed a $1.7 million, one-year deal to return to the NBA champion Miami Heat.

CBS Miami–07/10/2013

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 21: Chris Andersen #11 of the Miami Heat gets excited during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 21, 2013 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Birdman Want To Stay In Heat’s Cage

The Miami Heat know they will have to retool their lineup if they want to make a serious run at a three-peat next season. Part of that retooling will include adding a player or two, but also keeping a key cog in this year’s run, center Chris Andersen.

CBS Miami–06/25/2013

MIAMI, FL - MAY 30: Chris Andersen #11 of the Miami Heat and Tyler Hansbrough #50 of the Indiana Pacers shove each other after a foul in the first half during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals at AmericanAirlines Arena on May 30, 2013 in Miami, Florida.   (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Andersen May Face Suspension For Game 6

As the Miami Heat prepare for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, there’s a good chance one of the Heat’s key pieces won’t be available for the team in that game.

CBS Miami–05/31/2013

MIAMI, FL - MAY 22: Chris Andersen #11 and Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat celebrate while playing against the Indiana Pacers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on May 22, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Birdman Flying High For The Heat

While the majority of the focus of the thrilling Heat victory in Game 1 will be on LeBron James’ incredible play at the end of the game, there’s another player who was just as key to the Heat getting the win to open the series: Chris Andersen.

CBS Miami–05/23/2013

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 21: Chris Andersen #11 of the Miami Heat gets excited during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 21, 2013 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Birdman Spreading His Wings For The Heat

Everyone knows LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Ray Allen, and most of the other Heat stars. But there’s a fan favorite who debuted with the team in late January who could be playing the biggest role of all for Miami, center Chris “Birdman” Andersen.

CBS Miami–04/22/2013

Sacremento Kings vs Miami Heat

LeBron & Heat Continue Rolling

The Miami Heat needed double-overtime to knock out the Sacramento Kings, but thanks to a season-best performance from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade; the Heat pulled out a 141-129 victory Tuesday night.

CBS Miami–02/27/2013

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 25: Jonas Jerebko #33 of the Detroit Pistons battles for rebound position against Chris Andersen #11 and Rashard Lewis #9 of the Miami Heat on January 25, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.   (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Birdman Sticking Around For Rest Of Season In Miami

While Chris “Birdman” Andersen is only averaging 11 minutes, 4 points, and 4 rebounds per game, the Miami Heat have seen enough of the big man to sign him for the rest of the regular season.

CBS Miami–02/08/2013

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 25: Jonas Jerebko #33 of the Detroit Pistons battles for rebound position against Chris Andersen #11 and Rashard Lewis #9 of the Miami Heat on January 25, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.   (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat Sign Chris Andersen To 2nd 10-Day Contract

While he’s yet to make any meaningful contribution on the court, the Miami Heat have seen enough of Chris Andersen to sign him to a second 10-day contract.

CBS Miami–01/30/2013

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