Chris Andersen RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:227 lbs. / 103.4 kg.
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:227 lbs. / 103.4 kg.
Ira Winderman: As Sun Sentinel has reported, trade of Chalmers, Birdman would mean no Heat tax increase if Wade is moved up to maximum for ’15-16.
According to multiple league sources, the Heat are attempting to trade guard Mario Chalmers and big man Chris Andersen to help free up some salary that could ultimately be diverted to Wade. Both going into the final years of their contracts, Andersen and Chalmers are contracted to make a combined $9.3 million next season.
Without a trip to the playoffs, the Miami Heat players are finding other ways to occupy their time. Some, like Dwyane Wade, hung out with their family. And others, like Udonis Haslem and Chris “Birdman” Andersen went gator hunting.
Chris “Birdman” Andersen of the Miami Heat is staying busy this offseason, by getting a massive “GIVE ME WAR” tattoo with some skulls on his head. One of the nice things about being an NBA player is that it is one of the few professions in which you can have tattoos on your head. Maybe “nice” isn’t the right word. Yeah let’s get rid of “nice.” One of the things about being an NBA player is that it is one of the few professions in which you can have tattoos on your head.
Less than a week since the season finale, The Birdman appears to have raised his tattoo game with some new ink behind his head. Here is the photo he posted on his Instagram account this week:
What are you doing this summer? “None of your business. You can follow me on my Instagrams and you’ll know what I’m doing this summer.” Do you need surgery this offseason? “Do I need surgery? I’m not looking to get any kind of surgery. No surgeries.”
How much do you have left at this point in your career? “I’ve got about 12 dollars left in my pocket because of Chick-fil-A, but I can go to the ATM any time and withdraw a limit of $300.” Ok, but you played at 36 or 37 years old (36, actually) this year. How much do you have left? “Man, you are terrible with numbers. I can withdraw from the ATM $300. I don’t know where you get 36, 37.”
Ok, but you played at 36 or 37 years old (36, actually) this year. How much do you have left? Chris Andersen: “Man, you are terrible with numbers. I can withdraw from the ATM $300. I don’t know where you get 36, 37.”
What are you doing this summer? Chris Andersen: “None of your business. You can follow me on my Instagrams and you’ll know what I’m doing this summer.”
How’d you hold up health-wise? Chris Andersen: “I feel great.” I doubt that. Chris Andersen: “I do. I feel great.”
Do you think teams will target Whiteside’s hand injury? “That’s going to happen in pretty much any opponent you’re facing, whether it’s basketball or MMA or boxing. Or water polo. Or tennis. You try to go after that injury.” Have you played water polo before, Chris? “Marco Polo? Yeah, I’ve played Marco Polo.” No, water polo. “Marco Polo?” You said water polo. I’m asking if you have ever played water polo. “It sounds like you’re saying Marco Polo.”
You see any similarities between you and Hassan Whiteside? Chris Andersen: “Absolutely not. He does everything 10 times better than I do it. With his length and his wingspan and jumping ability – s***, he’s doing everything with ease. It looks like a video game deal where you create your own guy and he gets in there and just does what he does. It’s fun to watch. You can imagine what his career’s gonna be like. I try to pass my experience on to him and give him a little insight of what I’ve learned over the years. In a way, he does what I do. But he’s got a soft hook. I ain’t got that. He has a nice jumper. I got that. His length with his arms is amazing.”
How about your 3-point shot? You hit one tonight. Chris Andersen: “I been had that. I been had that way before the dinosaurs were even extinct. You know what I’m talking about? A thousand years before the prophet, Zilla had it. Baw!”
More than half his body’s covered in tats … which can cost a FORTUNE … but NBA stud Chris Andersen tells TMZ Sports he hasn’t paid a single cent for any of his artwork. So, how did Birdman get the low, low price of “on the house” when it comes to his ink? “I’m a walking billboard,” Andersen says.
Q: All I know is that Hassan Whiteside has earned playing time and should be a Heat player long term? — Alfredo. A: I don’t know about “long term” because we haven’t had enough of a sample size yet. But if he shows in coming weeks that he can rebound, block shots and, most importantly, defend, then I could envision the possibility of the Heat trading Chris Andersen (one of their few trade chips), perhaps as a means of getting back into the draft, and giving Whiteside additional time. I think it is already is apparent that Whiteside will make it through the Jan. 10 guarantee date.
23 Dec 14
Chris Dempsey: Btw, Chris Andersen (ankle) will miss the game against his old team. Since leaving, he’s never been able to face the #Nuggets in Denver.
Ira Winderman: As expected, Chris Andersen and Justin Hamilton again out for Heat, who have two days off following tonight in Dallas.
Surya Fernandez: Spoelstra confirms that Birdman and Justin Hamilton are out for tonight’s game. Everyone else is ready to go.