Chris Andersen Receiving Offers

One of a handful of amnesty victims in line for future pay checks but without a job lined up, Chris Andersen is drawing interest from a number of NBA teams, according to Jared Zwerling of Zwerling hears that Andersen has received a few contract offers, but is prioritizing one potential destination in particular. Zwerling adds that Andersen's offers have ranged from $1.2MM to 5MM per season (Twitter links).

While I have no doubts that the Birdman is drawing some interest, I'd be shocked if he actually had an offer on the table worth $5MM annually, considering the Nuggets amnestied him when he was due about $4.6MM per year. Only a handful of clubs could even offer $5MM at this point. The Cavaliers and Suns should have enough cap space, and I believe the Wizards and Magic have their full $5MM mid-level exceptions remaining, but while one or two of those teams could be a fit for Andersen, it's extremely hard to imagine any of them going that high for a bench player.

As for Andersen's preferred destination, it's possible that could be the Knicks, though that's just my speculation. We heard earlier in August that the veteran forward would love the opportunity to reunite with old teammates like Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith in New York. If the Knicks were to pursue the 34-year-old, they could only offer the veteran's minimum (about $1.35MM).

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