Heat Sign Chris Andersen For Season

9:49am: The Heat have officially signed Andersen for the rest of the season, the team announced today (Twitter link).

9:32am: Chris Andersen's second 10-day contract with the Heat is set to expire at midnight tonight, but the Birdman won't be out looking for work tomorrow. According to Benjamin Hochman of the Denver Post (via Twitter), Andersen's agent says his client will be signed for the remainder of the season by the Heat.

Andersen, 34, will be the 15th man on the Heat's roster, meaning the team won't have any open spots remaining. If Miami wants to add another body, the team could always release a player on a guaranteed contract and absorb the extra cap hit. It's also possible that the club opens up a roster spot before the trade deadline by moving a player or two.

After seeing limited minutes during his first 10 days in Miami, Andersen has been worked into the team's rotation during his second contract, averaging 4.3 PPG and 4.3 RPG in four February contests. His rest-of-season contract will be worth a pro-rated portion of the minimum salary, though it's not clear whether or not it will include a team option for next year.

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4 thoughts on “Heat Sign Chris Andersen For Season

  1. I like the addition. It gives them depth at the 5 which will come in handy during the grind that is the second half of the season. I am not sure how much time he’ll get come playoff time when Spo will likely go small and try to run teams out of the gym like he did last season.

  2. Z....

    we probably wont be able to get terrel harris back later and I guess that leaves us in a spot where we wont be able to pick anyone up when buy outs start

  3. Ogie D.

    Good only if the Birdman get his head together and put the Heat first. He can be another Rodman who’s monster at the board and an able intimidating defender in the middle. That will make Bosh work less harder in the [paint where he isn’t as strong.


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