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Report: Nuggets put “Birdman” Chris Andersen on trade block

Mar 5, 2012, 4:56 PM EDT


At the San Francisco Chronicle, they have done a detailed team-by-team breakdown of trade options for the Warriors. For example, they say Golden State doesn’t want to do a Stephen Curry for Rajon Rondo swap with Boston (the Celtics wouldn’t do that one either).

But when it got to Denver there was an interesting note:

The Nuggets are trying to deal forward Chris Andersen. “He might get traded, but it won’t be to us,” a Warriors source said.

Golden State may not want him, but a lot of teams could use an athletic, defensive-minded veteran big who could come off the bench. Andersen has two years, $9.3 million total left after this season. Those are pretty reasonable numbers for a solid backup big man, but you have to want to take on him and his salary.

Just another name to watch as we get closer to the deadline. This year a lot of the deals will likely be made up against the deadline, not far in advance.

  1. jjordannba - Mar 5, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    The Celtics need to look into trading minor pieces to acquire him

  2. t16rich - Mar 5, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    He got that tattoo when he was clean right? Wow it sucks

  3. juanandonly24 - Mar 5, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Come to the Heat, please! We’re desperate for a center..

  4. glink123 - Mar 5, 2012 at 10:34 PM

    that tat is gonna look sweet when he’s 60.

  5. billymc75 - Mar 5, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    A perfect fit for Dallas

  6. slowclyde86 - Mar 6, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Sounds like he might finally be free.

  7. max20characters - Mar 6, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Has GS written all over him.

  8. chilomane - Mar 6, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    He has hands of stone .

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