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The Birdman has let it be known. He wants to continue to fly south for the winter. Chris Andersen, who becomes a free agent July 1, told fans at the Miami Heat’s championship rally Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena, “Let’s try to get a three-peat next year.’’ If there was any doubt about what the center said, his agent confirmed to FOX Sports Florida that Andersen wants to re-sign with the Heat. “He put it clearly,’’ said Mark Bryant, who attended the rally for Miami’s second straight title. “(The Heat) gave him an opportunity, and he absolutely wants to come back.’’ FOXSports Florida

Bryant had told FOX Sports Florida early in the playoffs his client was “certainly hopeful’’ of re-signing. Andersen, who was unavailable for comment after Monday’s event, previously had been noncommittal about his desire to return. FOXSports Florida

Bryant anticipates beginning negotiations with the Heat about Andersen when free agency starts July 1. Bryant said it would be “totally unfair’’ to speculate on how much money Andersen should command. FOXSports Florida

May 1, 2013 Updates

Fresno Pacific basketball star John Taylor is trying out the NBA draft and has hired an agent. The junior All-American guard from Chicago is among 77 players who have declared themselves early entry candidates. Underclassmen had until April 28 to declare themselves eligible for the draft on Thursday, June 27, in New York. Taylor is still filing his official paperwork with the league office, said agent Brian Brundage on Wednesday. Fresno Bee

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