Report: Heat have five open spots for training camp invites

Those who have played for the Miami Heat in recent years but are struggling to find jobs in the NBA might want to stay by their phones. Because according to one breakdown of Miami's summer, the Heat will have as many as five open spots to invite players to training camp once the end of September rolls around.League rules allow teams to bring 20 bodes to camp. That's not a euphemism...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Heat Waive Forward Henry Walker

The Miami Heat fire sale has continued deep into Monday afternoon. Just hours after it was announced that Zoran Dragic had been traded to the Boston Celtics for a draft pick, the Heat have announced that forward Henry Walker has been waived. OFFICIAL: The @MiamiHEAT have waived F Henry Walker – — Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) July 27, 2015 Walker had been...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ira Winderman: Heat Will ‘Let Go’ of James Ennis and Henry Walker

Ira Winderman has made it no secret on who he thinks the Miami Heat will part ways with. Not long after stating that Chris Andersen was the “least likely” to return of those rumored to be traded on the Heat, Winderman has remarked that forwards James Ennis and Henry Walker will be “let go” before their contracts become guaranteed. Winderman made the remark while appearing...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ira Winderman: ‘Chris Andersen Least Likely to Return’

The Miami Heat clearly need to trim their roster before the regular season starts, and it would appear there’s one player who is most likely to be traded. According to Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel, Chris Andersen is the least likely player involved in trade rumors to actually return to the Heat next season. Winderman stated the following in regards to “Birdman” remaining...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

How Amar’e Stoudemire Fits Into The Miami Heat Offense

When Amar’e Stoudemire officially signed with the Miami Heat on July 10, Heat Nation couldn’t help but get excited over the addition of a six-time All-Star. The man formerly known as “Stat” was the poster boy of the Phoenix Suns’ run-and-gun days from the mid to late 2000’s. During that time frame, he was an All-NBA selection on four different occasions and averaged...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Five Players Most Likely to Be Traded This Offseason

The Miami Heat are desperately trying to shed payroll. After agreeing to terms with Dwyane Wade on a one-year, $20 million deal and Goran Dragic on a five-year, $90 million deal, the only way the Heat can sign any other players is through the mid-level exception (worth around $3.4 million) or the veteran’s minimum. This is because Miami will be facing a large luxury tax bill for...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Five Possible Trade Scenarios for Mario Chalmers and Chris Andersen

Finding a way to fashion a respectable roster while using up its salary cap money on just four players is a predicament the Miami Heat finds itself in as it gets set to prepare for the 2015-16 season. The quartet of Chris Bosh ($22.million), Dwyane Wade ($20 million), Goran Dragic ($18 million) and Luol Deng ($10 million) will provide the top-heavy portion of the 2015-16 Heat roster...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Rumors: Heat Offering Chris Andersen and Mario Chalmers for ‘Virtually Nothing’

The Miami Heat are dedicated to shedding payroll, which means a couple of battle-tested veterans may be on their way out. While it’s been known that Chris Andersen and Mario Chalmers have been on the trade block the last few weeks, a new report by Zach Lowe of ESPN illustrates how much the franchise wants to cut payroll. Lowe states that Andersen and Chalmers “are available for...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat are willing to part with Mario Chalmers and Chris Andersen for nothing in return

It seems like the Miami Heat championship teams from a few years ago is already a distant memory. As the Heat try to rebuild their team after losing LeBron James, they have made so pretty good signings this off-season. Even though the organization is still talking with Dwyane Wade, they are ready to cut their ties with two other players. According to Zach Lowe of Grantland, the Heat...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat Trying To Salary Dump Chris Andersen, Mario Chalmers

The Miami Heat are approximately $13 million over the projected tax line and have made both Mario Chalmers and Chris Andersen available for nothing. The Heat have also made Shabazz Napier available as they look to create extra cap room for next summer.
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Rumors: Mario Chalmers and Chris Andersen on Trading Block

It’s no secret the Miami Heat are going to need a little bit of extra money if they hope to re-sign Dwyane Wade. Now we know how they plan on doing it. reported Monday that the organization is shopping Mario Chalmers and Chris Andersen in trade talks in an attempt to clear up cap space. Chalmers is due $4.3 million for next season, while Andersen is due $5 million. Trading...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Heat Looking To Trade Mario Chalmers, Chris Andersen

The Miami Heat are attempting to trade Mario Chalmers and Chris Andersen to free up salary. Andersen and Chalmers are due a combined $9.3 million next season. The Heat figure to have luxury tax issues with the expected free agencies of Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng.
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Heat's Udonis Haslem, 'Birdman' Andersen go 'gator hunting in Florida swamps

There's just something off about Heat lifer Udonis Haslem taking down and bagging a gator. But the former Florida standout proudly displayed the spoils of his hunt with teammate Chris Andersen on his Instagram account, and the results were mighty fine, indeed. (Note: people who love animals, no matter how scaly, reptilian and dinosaur-like, should look away now.)As Sports Illustrated...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: How Will The 2015-16 Roster Look Next Season?

After concluding their 2014-15 season with both a losing record and a non-playoff appearance, one would expect the Miami Heat roster to look a lot different next season. We’re six months away from the beginning of the 2015-16 season, but it can’t come soon enough for Heat Nation. This past year was easily the most disappointing season for the franchise since the defending NBA...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris 'Birdman' Andersen gets new tattoo asking for war, not peace

Big-time congratulations go out to the tattoo artist who was able to find blank space with which to work on Miami Heat big man Chris Andersen. The man is a living canvas, and it's a pretty cool way to choose to use one's skin. And there's a new addition to the mosaic that is Birdman -- one that could let opposing NBA players know that if they venture into Birdman's territory, there...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Andersen Got a Crazy Tattoo on His Head

A photo posted by on Apr 19, 2015 at 12:25pm PDT Every few seasons Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen aka Birdman takes his tattoo game up a notch and that just happened again. With most of his torso already filled with ink. Birdman got a gnarly tattoo on the back of his head featuring some skulls, stars, cracks, plus the words “GIVE ME WAR” and “NIGHTMARE...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Whiteside Projected as Starter vs. Hornets, Deng and Andersen Questionable

The Miami Heat just can’t get a break when it comes to injuries. Though Luol Deng played the entire loss versus the Indiana Pacers without much of a problem on Sunday night, it was reported after the game that Deng had reaggravated a left knee injury that he initially suffered over a week ago. The injury caused him to miss the Heat’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs on March 31...
Via Heat Nation
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the NBA’s best nicknames

6. Chris Andersen, Miami Heat: “Birdman”Superhero, rapper, Oscar winner… and Miami Heat role player. The frequently used “...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Andersen soars over Chris Kaman for alley-oop dunk

It was the Dwyane Wade show in Miami against the Blazers on Wednesday night. But let’s not forget this little high-wire act by the Birdman, Chris Andersen. Chris Andersen jumps on another Chris (Kaman) for this alley-oop jam: The tattooed Andersen certainly dunked that with flying colors. Man, I’m so hilarious. *** Chris Andersen pic from Getty Images. Video from the NBA.
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Heat without Luol Deng, Chris Andersen against visiting Bucks

MIAMI (AP) -- Luol Deng and Chris Andersen both were kept out of Miami's game against Milwaukee on Tuesday, prompting the Heat to use their 18th different starting lineup of the season. Deng has a calf injury. Andersen has elbow and back injuries. There is no timetable for either's return, though neither player is expected to miss significant time. Danny Granger took Deng's spot...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Deng (calf), Andersen (elbow and back) sidelined for Heat

MIAMI (AP) Luol Deng and Chris Andersen both were kept out of Miami's game against Milwaukee on Tuesday, prompting the Heat to use their 18th different starting lineup of the season. Deng has a calf injury. Andersen has elbow and back injuries. There is no timetable for either's return, though neither player is expected to miss significant time. Danny Granger took Deng's spot in...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Puts Chris Andersen on Poster, Birdman Responds With Random Three-Pointer

  Kevin Durant had an off night against the Miami Heat on Tuesday, scoring 19 points on an inefficient 9-for-24 from the field. But since he’s KD, you don’t really worry it and instead fawn over his pretty baskets—like the two that came at the expense of poor Chris Andersen in the first quarter. But don’t feel sorry for the Birdman! He actually responded to getting his manhood...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant goes by Chris Andersen and throws down nasty right-handed dunk

The Thunder are keeping it close with the Heat right now but it seems like they’re putting on the better show. Kevin Durant dusts Chris Andersen (the Birdman) and spikes it right after: If this were all about flash, the Thunder would definitely be ahead in points. *** Kevin Durant pic courtesy of Getty Images. Vine by Anthony Slater.
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Birdman Has the Tattoo Hook Up

Miami Heat big man Chris Andersen aka Birdman is famous for having maybe the most tattoos in the league. For your regular ink addict, this would cost a fortune. For the Birdman, not so much as he explained to TMZ Sports when they caught up with him on a night out in Miami. H/N TMZ The post Birdman Has the Tattoo Hook Up appeared first on Hooped Up.
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Chris Andersen Aiming For Tuesday Return

The “Birdman” might be back in flight soon after all. Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel reports that Chris Andersen will likely make his return from a sprained ankle for Tuesday night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets. Andersen himself made it clear that his return was imminent before the Miami Heat’s victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night: “That’s what the prognosis...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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