Spoelstra says even with Bosh back he plans to stay with Birdman as a starter going forward.
Chris Andersen (sprained ankle) has been ruled out of tonight’s game vs the Golden State Warriors. Spo: “He will be out for awhile.”
Coupla contract bits: Third year of Kris Humphries' $13.3M Wiz deal fully unguaranteed; Heat gives Birdman two-year, fully guaranteed $10.4M
Chris Andersen -- the Birdman -- reaches agreement on a multi-year deal to return to the Miami Heat, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
CBSSports.com "Miami Heat big man Chris Andersen will decline his $1.45 million player option for next season and become a free agent, according to Yahoo Sports' Marc Spears. Miami's supporting cast could look quite different in a few months. Guard Ray Allen said he still loves playing, but is considering..." June 16
Denver Post "During the months-long investigation of a case involving Chris "Birdman" Andersen, there was always one number that didn't add up: 18.104.22.168. The case involved allegations that the basketball star had threatened a young woman in California named Paris. But, when Douglas County Sheriff's..." June 12
Chris Andersen (thigh) & Ray Allen (hip) did not take part in shootaround and are gametime decisions for Game 5 tonight.
Pro Basketball Talk "Chris Andersen played a key role for Miami in Games 2 and 3 against the Pacers — he put up 29 minutes in Game 2 and has been the Heat the big man battling Roy Hibbert inside. It worked, Miami won those two games. But he suffered a thigh bruise in the course of Game 3 and was a surprise late..." May 27
Chris Andersen INACTIVE for Heat tonight due to thigh contusion.
Spoelstra described Chris Andersen as "the human bruise right now." Says he has been dealing with minor stuff for last 3 months.
Is Chris Andersen playing? "One thousand percent. You're gonna need a bodybag to keep me out of there."
Chris Andersen (right knee contusion) is questionable for a return to tonight's #HEATgame. X-rays on the knee came back negative.
Udonis Haslem is expected to play. Dwyane Wade and Greg Oden will not play. Chris Andersen a game-time decision.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Rare is the player with the full-body tattoo, Mohawk haircut and scraggly beard who goes overlooked. Then again, just about everything about Chris Andersen is unique, including currently being overshadowed by a teammate who hardly plays. Yet Tuesday, no sooner had the Miami Heat completed..." January 23
Chris Andersen (right knee contusion) has been ruled out of tonight's #HEATgame vs the Sixers.
Hot Hot Hoops "The Miami Heat announced today that the long-awaited HEAT Name Collection will finally be unveiled. These newly designed jerseys replace the player's last name with their nickname. The Heat will wear them for the January 10 road game against the Brooklyn Nets and at the AmericanAirlines Arena..." January 07
Wade, Andersen, Allen all out tonight as expected for the Heat.
Chris Andersen (back stiffness) out for the game. So we may see Haslem.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Guard Dwyane Wade and center Chris Andersen were back with the Miami Heat for Saturday's shootaround at Target Center after missing Thursday night's loss to the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. The Heat play the Minnesota Timberwolves at 8 p.m. Saturday. Wade missed the game in Chicago..." December 07
Dwyane Wade missed shootaround with flu-like symptoms. heat could will be without Chris Andersen for personal reason
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The name is perhaps the last to come to mind when thinking about the key to the Miami Heat's offensive flow. Yet coach Erik Spoelstra calls production from forward/center Chris "Birdman" Andersen a sign of offensive rhythm. Andersen was averaging 9.3 points the three previous games before the..." November 16
CBSSports.com "Chris Andersen the Miami Heat's "Birdman'' has been cleared of any wrongdoing in a bizarre case involving law enforcement agencies in Colorado and Canada. An investigation that involved Colorado police searching Andersen's home and confiscating his computer over a year ago brought in the..." September 19
Heat formally announce Birdman's signing. It's one year and a player option, starting at $1.7M for next season.
Miami Herald "The biggest unresolved key issue of the Heat’s offseason reached a favorable conclusion Tuesday, when Chris Andersen agreed to return to the Heat on a one-year deal. The Heat prefered Andersen return for $1.7 million – the league minimum for a player with his service time, plus a 20 percent..." July 10
Chris Andersen will sign a one-year deal to return to the Heat, league sources tell Y! Sports.
ESPN.com "Miami Heat free-agent big man Chris Andersen has contract offers from several teams and plans to make a decision about his future early next week, sources told ESPN.com. The Heat have made bringing Andersen back an offseason priority but are limited somewhat financially because they are facing..." July 05
Fox Sports Florida "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..." June 25
Rip City Project "Though his aggressive demeanor and perhaps unsettling appearance do not fit the Blazer image, I am in love with this idea. You have heard 1,000 times that Portland needs a defensive center, and 1,000 times again that they shouldn’t give up on Meyers Leonard. So why not put Meyers in a starting..." June 23
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "“Caw-CAW! Caw-CAW!” The Birdman squawked in delight, his brilliant colors standing out even in the hazy Miami Heat locker room clouded by sweet cigar smoke and an intoxicating concoction of swank champagne and cheap beer sprayed everywhere. Some of the celebratory stuff splashed him in the..." June 22
Fox Sports Florida "It all started in 2000 at Route 66 Tattoo in Albuquerque, N.M. Chris Andersen had grown up in tiny Iola, Texas, the son of Linda Holubec. She rode a Harley-Davidson and had a number of tattoos. When Andersen was in high school in the late 1990s, Holubec had gotten flowers, vines and..." June 09
USA Today "Chris "Birdman" Andersen has never been on an NBA championship winning team. And until a few months ago, he probably thought he might never get that chance. Five months ago, Andersen was an unrestricted free agent, bouncing back and forth between his homes in Texas and Colorado and wondering if..." June 09
New York Post "Chris Andersen became the bird who flew away for the Knicks. In mid-January, the Knicks were exploring big-man options because of fears Rasheed Wallace’s foot injury would not heal. They contacted Andersen’s agent, as the so-called “Birdman’’ was good friends with J.R. Smith, had played with..." June 09
Yahoo! Sports "If you were in a luxury hotel in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday night and heard someone yelling in frustration, you might have been in a room near suspended Miami Heat center Chris Andersen. A regretful Andersen was relegated to watching the Heat lose to the Indiana Pacers 91-77 in Game 6 of..." June 02
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Chris Andersen said he won't change. He has been advised by his Miami Heat employers that he has to. A day after being suspended by the NBA for his shove of Tyler Hansbrough and his continued aggression during a first-half incident in Thursday's Game 5 victory in these Eastern Conference finals..." June 01
ESPN.com "Miami forward Chris Andersen has been suspended for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals after his shove of Indiana's Tyler Hansbrough in Game 5 on Thursday night. Earlier Friday, NBA commissioner David Stern said Andersen's push merited an ejection during an interview with NBC Sports Radio..." May 31
Miami Herald "The third quarter belonged to LeBron James on Thursday night, but he didn’t lead the Heat into another series lead alone. Udonis Haslem had a period to remember as well. The Heat outscored Indiana 30-13 in the third quarter to take a 13-point lead into the fourth quarter. One may have..." May 31
Miami Herald "Chris Andersen coined a phrase Monday that will go down in Heat lore if it wins another championship. While describing his role on the team and deflecting praise for his current run of offensive perfection, Andersen referred to the area on the baseline where he stands during half-court sets as..." May 28
Miami Herald "In the days leading up to the Eastern Conference finals, Heat big man Chris Andersen worked constantly on spacing the floor inside the paint to provide an extra option for driving teammates. On Wednesday in Game 1, Andersen’s extra work paid off. The Heat scored 60 points in the paint in..." May 24
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It unfolded exactly the way the Miami Heat expected. As the layups piled up, they realized the game plan was working to near perfection. If the Heat created enough spacing, it would lead to several easy baskets against the Indiana Pacers in Wednesday’s Game 1 of the Eastern Conference..." May 23
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "His first tattoo? Chris "Birdman" Andersen turns over his left forearm. He points to a Chinese symbol in black ink amid the body by Brito. "Good,'' he says, translating the symbol. He turns over his right forearm to show another Chinese symbol. "Evil,'' he says. What do you do when..." May 22
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It must be the hair. Although the hands and the hustle certainly help. Playing pick-and-roll basketball with LeBron James isn't as exotic as it sounds. It usually means bumping into a sinewy defensive specialist and then having to be ready for a high, hard one. "LeBron's passes will..." April 29
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Dwyane Wade tried, playing with a rejuvenated hop in his step. LeBron James tried, filling the box score through three periods. Chris Bosh tried, coming alive with a third-quarter scoring burst. And, still, the Miami Heat needed more against a Milwaukee Bucks team that decided to this time make..." April 24
Palm Beach Post "Did Chris Andersen believe, when he signed with the Heat, that everything would work this well? “I didn’t know what to make of it,” Andersen said. “I just come in, take care of business. Taking care of business is what Birdman does.” But this seamlessly? “You’re the one looking in,” Andersen..." April 15
Palm Beach Post "Did Chris Andersen believe, when he signed with the Heat, that everything would work this well? “I didn’t know what to make of it,” Andersen said. “I just come in, take care of business. Taking care of business is what Birdman does.” But this seamlessly? “You’re the one looking in,” Andersen..." April 14
Miami Herald "Hunched over at his locker with an exhausted expression only the father of a toddler can understand, Chris Bosh half-heartedly laughed when asked how he was holding up. “It’s not rolling, man,” Bosh said. Regardless of what the scores have suggested, the Heat’s winning streak has been..." March 14
OFFICIAL: The @MiamiHEAT have signed Chris Andersen for the remainder of the season.