Miami Heat

Position
C
 
Jersey
11
Name  Chris Andersen
Born  7/7/1978
Height  6-10
Weight  245
College  Blinn JC (TX)
6/16/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Heat center Chris Andersen has decided to opt out of his contract. SOURCE: Yahoo Sports
Insight: Andersen had one year remaining but now he'll become a free agent. Birdman contributed 6.6 ppg this season, his highest average since 2005. Despite opting out, we'd expect him back with the Heat next year on a new deal.
 
5/30/2014 8:14:00 PM
Description: Miami center Chris Andersen (thigh) is active for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday night, according to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel.
Insight: It's unclear how much he'll play after he missed Games 4 and 5 and the shootaround Friday morning. Rashard Lewis played 31 minutes and had 18 points with six threes in Game 5 and will start again.
 
5/30/2014 3:22:00 PM
Description: Miami center Chris Andersen didn't play Wednesday in Game 5 versus Indiana and missed Friday morning shootaround so he must be categorized as doubtful for Game 6 against the Pacers.
Insight: He's been dealing with a thigh injury. Rashard Lewis had 18 points Wednesday night and should expect to see another heavy workload if Birdman sits out.
 
5/28/2014 8:42:00 PM
Description: The Birdman will not take flight. Miami center Chris Andersen won't play Wednesday in Game 5 versus Indiana. SOURCE: Barry Jackson, Miami Herald
Insight: This will be the second game he's missed with a thigh injury. Rashard Lewis, who is still scoreless for the series, should see a heavy workload in Birdman's absence.
 
5/28/2014 2:18:00 PM
Description: Heat center Chris Andersen missed Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals due to a thigh contusion and he'll be a game-time decision for Game 5 after sitting out Wednesday's shootaround., according to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel.
Insight: Andersen suffered the injury in Game 3 when he collided with teammate Dwyane Wade. He's played 23.7 minutes per game in the series and averaged 6.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.0 blocks.
 
5/26/2014 8:02:00 PM
Description: Heat center Chris Andersen will miss Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals due to a thigh contusion, according to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel.
Insight: Andersen suffered the injury in Game 3. He's played 23.7 minutes per game in the series and averaged 6.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.0 blocks. Rashard Lewis and Udonis Haslem will have to pick up the slack.
 
5/6/2014 10:44:00 PM
Description: Heat center Chris Andersen left Tuesday's game with a right knee contusion.
Insight: Andersen's X-rays came back negative. "He hit the floor three-to-four times," coach Erik Spoelstra said. "He's in a bath of ice now, we'll see how he responds over the next couple of days."
 
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.
 

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