Chris Andersen Rumors

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Chris Andersen
Chris Andersen
Position: C
Born: 07/07/78
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:227 lbs. / 103.4 kg.
Salary: $5,000,000
Miami remains willing to dealing Chris Andersen (due $5 million) but hasn’t found much of a market for him, according to an NBA official who has been in contact with the Heat. There has been no evidence/confirmation that the Clippers are considering a Jamal Crawford-Andersen swap that has been raised only as a logical hypothetical by a couple of NBA media members. And though Crawford can’t be ruled out for Miami, the Heat is happy with its perimeter depth.
via Miami Herald
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And the cameos are to die for. From Don Shula and Larry Csonka early on to current NFLers like Jared Odrick, Victor Cruz and DeSean Jackson, it’s loaded with famous faces that will make you smile. None more so than this weekend’s episode “Ends,” in which Miami Heat fan favorite Chris “Birdman” Andersen makes a memorable appearance. Toward the end of the episode, Ricky has been dumped by girlfriend Annabella, and he realizes that he wants to try to win her back. He follows her to a club where, of course, she is partying and dancing with none other than the Birdman himself.
via Palm Beach Post
It seems highly unlikely Pat Riley would do a deal with the Cavaliers, who could use both of those players and have a perfect trade piece to give up for them. Cleveland can ship out Brendan Haywood and his $10.5 million contract, which does not become guaranteed until Aug. 1. That means the Heat could acquire him and cut him at no cost. However, even if Riley could stomach making a move that helps LeBron James, there is no way the Heat can make a trade that improves the team it intends to take down this season. Miami has set a clear goal of winning the Eastern Conference, and the road to doing so almost certainly will go through Cleveland. That reason outweighs any personal grudges. Andersen and Chalmers could still end up with the Cavaliers if the Heat trade them elsewhere, but Miami could lessen the chance of that happening by waiting for Cleveland to do something with Haywood.
via Palm Beach Post

Chalmers, Birdman and Napier on the block?

There might not be a more fascinating long-term situation in the league. In the meantime, bringing Wade back on a one-year, $20 million deal puts the Heat about $13 million over the projected tax line, and Miami wants no part of the harsh repeater penalties that would come with paying the tax for a fourth time in five seasons. Mario Chalmers and Chris Andersen are available for nothing, per several league sources, and the Heat have even put out Shabazz Napier feelers with an eye on carving out extra cap room next summer.
via Grantland