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Asked the percentage of Chris Andersen returning to the Miami Heat, and the Sun Sentinel’s Ira Winderman didn’t waver.

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“I’d say lowest percentage of any regulars we’re talking about being dealt,” Winderman said on the Marc Hochman Show with Zach Krantz, “because let’s face it, a $5 million guy in the Heat’s tax bracket costs about $20 million against the tax. And when you look at how they’re gonna play, if Whiteside comes out there’s a very good chance Amar’e Stoudemire goes in and if Chris Bosh goes out there’s a very good chance — at least for now — Josh McRoberts goes in. So when you talk about fifth string and your big men and you still have Udonis Haslem because he’s never leaving, then I think you really have to consider Birdman sort of superfluous at $5 million.

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“The economics are a factor also.”

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