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Chris Andersen to re-sign with Heat

Jul 9, 2013, 8:28 PM EDT

Chris Andersen

The Birdman won’t fly the coop.

Chris Andersen has agreed to a one-year contract with the Heat, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Andersen will make between $1,399,507 (the minimum salary for a player with at least 10 year’s experience) and $3,183,000 (the taxpayer mid-level exception).

Obviously, the less Andersen makes, the more Miami has to spend on other free agents. Andersen fit extremely well with the Heat, and that’s part of the reason he wanted to return all along, but they also have another needs.

Now that they’ve locked up Andersen, the Heat can move onto adding a large center and maybe a point guard.

  1. rickyspanish - Jul 9, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Nice, very nice.

    • hehateme2 - Jul 10, 2013 at 7:36 AM

      Smart move for him- win more Championships now and go for more money later. HEAT RULE.

      • ProBasketballPundit - Jul 10, 2013 at 9:55 AM

        Actually he’s winning more championships AND making a ton of money because Denver still has to pay out his contract while he plays for minimum for the Heat. Perfect situation for Birdman and Miami.

      • florida727 - Jul 10, 2013 at 11:18 AM

        Best part time job in America.

  2. 1972wasalongtimeago - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    This home run trot is really really really loooonnng and slooooooowwww…. Enjoying it thoroughly.
    All you hotshots throwing fastballs at our heads these past three years? You’re just going to have to stand on that mound and watch. We’ll be coming up to bat again, don’t worry. But not for a while.

    You see PBT is running ads for Heat championship gear and DVD again? Again. Supplies are limited so order them up early.

    • fanofthegame79 - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:05 PM

      I dig it, man!

    • kingbeason52 - Jul 9, 2013 at 11:15 PM

      Glad the Heat won another ring..but guys like you just sound like dbags..also you’ve recycled your whole “baseball” example more than is kind of lame now..but good for you

    • ProBasketballPundit - Jul 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM

      I’m enjoying the hell out of this too. I don’t live in Miami, but I’ve watched every LeBron game for 6 seasons now and I always loved Wade too. So much hate so much nay saying on LeBron and now he can just bask in the light with his Larry O’Brien and Bill Russell trophies… and now his MVP mean that much more that he’s backed them up.

      And I don’t ever want to hear that clutch garbage again. The man came through and overcame… amazing Game 7 in the finals and the championship-clinching jumper to boot. I love that man.

      • jimeejohnson - Jul 10, 2013 at 12:48 PM

        The haters are losers. Nothing more. Pity them.

  3. cowboysmavs - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    dude, don’t be a c*ck rider. Act like you’ve been there before. smh

    • 1972wasalongtimeago - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:22 PM

      Just stand there and take it. Especially you actually.

      • jimmymarlinsfan - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:55 PM


      • savvybynature - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:38 PM

        Still mad that Dirk owned Lebron in that Finals huh? Still bitter and petty even in victory huh?
        I would expect nothing less from a “Heat fan” (aka Lebron fanboy/frontrunner).

      • bcb11 - Jul 9, 2013 at 11:20 PM

        Strange to see the word bitter thrown around by the guy going back two years for his material. And I’m sure plenty of Heat fans would resent the ignorant comments made as if an example or two represent the whole.

  4. floridascuba1 - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    There was no way he was leaving. Money wasn’t an issue since he is still being paid by the nuggets

  5. miamatt - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    C’mon, can’t we get a headline like, “Birdman returns to the nest”?

    Human-sized nests are surprisingly expensive in Miami.

  6. badintent - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Plus free staterooms on all Carnival cruises. And unlimited bar tab. Birdman gotat get paid.He did all the heavy lifting in the paint against Pacers. Man is a beast. And made FTs. Sorry Shaq , you and Howard DO have that in common.Missing fourth quarter free throws.

  7. rodge1 - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    Miami doesn’t need to sign a PG.

    • halfbaht - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:27 PM

      No offense to norris cole, but he’s not exactly the most reliable back up. I smell a deal for Chancey Billups…..

      • wadecounty93 - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:43 PM

        i think you mean Chauncey Billups. I dont think the heat will sign him and Im ok with that. I like Norris Cole as our backup and we have plenty players capable of playing the point. LeBron, Ray, Chalmers.

  8. goinballzdeep - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    birdman birdman

  9. dolphindubs - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    We knew he wasn’t leaving.

    Now…time to add some more size. Oden? Dalembert? Odom? (thats right, Lamar Odom, who might be a good fit with this team).

    • halfbaht - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:29 PM

      Odom will he back to the Lakers, that way he can stay in LA. Oden would be a good fit, but i think it’s more likely he winds up in Cleveland.

  10. 00maltliquor - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    What took so long

  11. dezglobal - Jul 9, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    old news

  12. monkeyhateclean - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    Not surprised, San Francisco is about the only other city he’d fit right in, and last I checked, guys in SF aren’t interested in male athletics.

  13. jzone954 - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    It was only right

  14. ProBasketballPundit - Jul 9, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Couldn’t have hurt that Miami had his Bird rights.

    • 00maltliquor - Jul 10, 2013 at 12:48 AM

      HAA! *ba-dum tssss*

    • unxpexted1 - Jul 10, 2013 at 12:24 PM

      well played sir…..well played

  15. cantonbound13 - Jul 10, 2013 at 4:59 AM

    Be aware if you have kids, allegedly.

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