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Position
C
 
Jersey
11
Name  Chris Andersen
Born  7/7/1978
Height  6-10
Weight  245
College  Blinn JC (TX)
4/16/2014 6:32:00 PM
Description: Miami F/C Chris Andersen won't be in action Wednesday against Philadelphia. SOURCE: Keith Pompey, Philly Inquirer
Insight: Birdman is getting some much needed rest before the playoffs. His absence will open up minutes for Rashard Lewis (4.5 ppg) and Udonis Haslem (3.7 ppg) at power forward.
 
4/11/2014 7:24:00 PM
Description: The Heat will have PF/C Chris Andersen (back, knee) available for Friday's game, according to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel.
Insight: Andersen missed two of the last three games with back and knee issues. He'll provide energy for Miami but isn't much of a fantasy option.
 
4/11/2014 5:49:00 PM
Description: Miami PF/C Chris Andersen (back, knee) will be a game-time decision Friday, according to Shandel Richardson of the Sun Sentinel.
Insight: Andersen missed two of the last three games with back and knee issues.
 
4/9/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: Miami PF/C Chris Andersen (back, knee) will sit out Wednesday, according to Ethan J. Skolnick of Bleacher Report.
Insight: Birdman missed Sunday's game with knee and back injuries and played 19 minutes Tuesday. The Heat are just trying to have everyone healthy for the postseason.
 
4/8/2014 8:13:00 PM
Description: Miami PF/C Chris Andersen is back in the lineup Tuesday against Brooklyn. SOURCE: Ira Winderman, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Insight: Birdman missed Sunday's game with knee and back injuries. He could see a decent workload on Wednesday with Greg Oden (back) and Udonis Haslem (illness) both out of the lineup.
 
4/6/2014 12:34:00 PM
Description: Heat PF/C Chris Anderson (knee, back) will not play Sunday, according to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel.
Insight: Knee and back injuries will ground the Birdman, who has averaged 8.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks over his last 16 games. Miami will spread his minutes out to several players, including Chris Bosh, Shane Battier, Michael Beasley, Udonis Haslem and Rashard Lewis.
 
3/31/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Heat PF/C Chris Anderson had 13 points, seven rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes Monday.
Insight: Andersen had his best month of the season in March and has averaged 7.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.1 blocks over his last 16 games.
 
1/20/2014 10:53:00 AM
Description: Heat PF/C Chris Anderson didn 't play Saturday against Charlotte and is questionable for Monday's game against Atlanta due to a bruised knee.
Insight: Birdman (6.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg) has been struggling with knee issues for almost a month now. Udonis Haslem and Rashard Lewis will have to fill in for him on Saturday. None have fantasy value.
 
1/18/2014 6:36:00 PM
Description: Heat PF/C Chris Anderson won't be in action Saturday against Charlotte. SOURCE: Miami Herald
Insight: It's the third game in a row he's missed. Birdman has been struggling with knee issues for almost a month now. Udonis Haslem and Rashard Lewis will have to fill in for him on Saturday.
 
1/17/2014 5:20:00 PM
Description: Miami PF/C Chris Andersen (knee) will not play Friday against Philadelphia. He also sat out Wednesday.
Insight: Andersen adds enthusiasm to the Heat when he's on the floor, but at 6.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 0.5 apg, there isn't much for fantasy owners.
 
1/17/2014 10:49:00 AM
Description: Miami PF/C Chris Andersen did not play Wednesday and will be a game-time decision on Friday.
Insight: Andersen's ailment was previously described as "body soreness," but he actually has a knee injury. He adds enthusiasm to the Heat when he's on the floor, but at 6.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 0.5 apg, there isn't much for fantasy owners.
 
1/15/2014 6:21:00 PM
Description: Miami PF/C Chris Andersen will not play Wednesday. He's dealing with a knee injury, according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Insight: Andersen's ailment was previously described as "body soreness," but he actually has a knee injury. Greg Oden will dress and may play for the first time since December 2009.
 
1/15/2014 3:02:00 PM
Description: Miami PF/C Chris Andersen isn't expected to play Wednesday against Washington. SOURCE: Heat on Twitter
Insight: Andersen's ailment is being described as "body soreness." The Heat will rest players from time to time but it is a little surprising to see Birdman sit out after Miami just had a four-day layoff. Of course, we won't know for sure until tipoff at 7 p.m.
 
1/2/2014 9:44:00 AM
Description: Heat PF/C Chris Andersen missed a third straight game Monday and is questionable for Thursday's game against Golden State as he continues to deal with back soreness.
Insight: Birdman gives Miami some energy off the bench but little else. Even when active, he isn't a fantasy asset (6.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg). He'll be a game-time decision.
 
12/30/2013 8:52:00 PM
Description: Heat F/C Chris Andersen will miss a third straight game Monday as he continues to deal with back soreness. SOURCE: Heat.com
Insight: Birdman gives Miami some energy off the bench but little else. Even when active, he isn't a fantasy asset.
 
12/27/2013 8:57:00 PM
Description: Miami F/C Chris Andersen won't play Friday against the Kings. SOURCE: Ethan Skolnick, Bleacher Report
Insight: Andersen tweaked his back in the Christmas game at Los Angeles. Udonis Haslem is probably going to see more minutes while he's out. Even when healthy, Birdman isn't a fantasy option.
 
7/10/2013 7:24:00 PM
Description: ESPN's SportsCenter reports that the Heat have re-signed Chris "Birdman" Andersen to a one-year contract.
Insight: He'll make the veteran's minimum ($1.7 million). The deal also includes an option for the 2014-15 season. Though he's never been a stat-stuffer, Birdman gives the Heat size and toughness in the low post. The energetic big man shot an incredible 80.7 percent from the floor this past postseason.
 
6/18/2013 8:16:00 PM
Description: Heat center Chris Andersen should see playing time in Tuesday's Game 6 against the Spurs. SOURCE: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Insight: Birdman hasn't played since Game 3. With Miami's season on the line, we'd expect head coach Erik Spoelstra to pull out all the stops in Game 6.
 
5/31/2013 9:17:00 PM
Description: Heat big man Chris "Birdman" Andersen has been suspended for Saturday's Game 6 against the Pacers.
Insight: Birdman was given a flagrant for shoving Tyler Hansbrough in the first half of Thursday's Game 5. Udonis Haslem and Joel Anthony should see more minutes with Andersen out of the lineup.
 
5/23/2013 9:27:00 AM
Description: Birdman scored 16 points on perfect 7-of-7 shooting Wednesday in a Game 1 victory over the Pacers.
Insight: He also recorded five rebounds and three blocked shots. The tatted-up big man has turned into a sensational role player for Miami. Andersen is averaging 7.9 ppg on 82.9 percent shooting this postseason. He's also shooting a respectable 75 percent from the free throw line.