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