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Miami Heat: Chris Andersen Will Be a Perfect Addition to Heat
Being outrebounded by their opponents has been a trend for the Heat this season.
While it hasn’t done much to deter their Eastern Conference-leading 23-9 record, the pattern cannot be something that Miami allows itself to become accustomed to on a game-to-game basis.
That is precisely why the roster has undergone some recent changes.
Heat president Pat Riley ultimately decided to waive guard Terrel Harris and forward/center Josh Harrellson to presumably make room for two big men.
As first reported by Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the Heat apparently have interest in former Denver Nuggets center Chris Andersen.
He has been a free agent since being amnestied by Denver and will work out with Miami over the next few days.
While some NBA fans are sceptical about adding a 34-year-old who is renowned for his energy and hustle, it is not far fetched to believe the “Birdman” could have a positive impact on the team.
Andersen played in 32 games for the Nuggets last season, averaging a solid 5.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks, while shooting 54 percent from the field and 61 percent from the line.
His numbers don’t jump off the page, but once you consider his per-game-minute average of just 15.2, these stats are a testament to his intensity and ability to produce in limited action.
BY JOSH VANNUCCINI