Erik Spoelstra Gives Unclear Answer Regarding Futures of Chris Andersen and Mario Chalmers

As the Miami Heat enter the 2015-16 season, Chris Andersen and Mario Chalmers hold uncertain futures in Miami. While speaking to the media earlier in the week, head coach Erik Spoelstra didn’t exactly give any assuring claims that the two veterans would last the entire season in Heat uniforms. Spoelstra was asked on whether he has spoken to Andersen and Chalmers about the trade...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Things to Watch Entering Miami Heat Training Camp

The Miami Heat are due to begin training camp in less than two weeks. Following a disastrous 37-45 season that saw the Heat miss the postseason just a year after advancing to the NBA Finals, the organization looks to begin anew with a mixture of familiar veterans and new faces. Fixtures of Miami’s four-year run in the NBA Finals are still around. Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Chris...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Hassan Whiteside Inks Shoe Deal with Nike

Hassan Whiteside is now officially part of the Nike family. The budding young center broke the news himself via Twitter on Thursday morning as he joins Chris Andersen, Chris Bosh, and Amar’e Stoudemire on the list of Nike-endorsed players. Excited to join @nikebasketball family. Dream come true for me. #hassanneverstops #basketballneverstops — Hassan Whiteside (@youngwhiteside...
Via Heat Nation
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Heat still open to trading Chris Andersen and Mario Chalmers, but can’t find a trade partner

Going into the 2015-16 NBA season, many expect the Miami Heat to be a very good team. Expectations are so high, that many believe that they are on a collision course with the Cleveland Cavaliers. But that hasn’t stopped team president Pat Riley from trying to make changes to the roster. A few months ago, it was rumored that the Heat was looking to trade Chris Andersen and Mario...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Heat trying to trade Chalmers, Andersen, but can't find any suitors

The Miami Heat have reportedly been trying to trade guard Mario Chalmers and center Chris Andersen all offseason, but have yet to find any teams that will take on either contract, according to the Miami Herald. While the Heat don't have a mandate to cut salary yet -- they're facing the repeater tax this season, which could cost them tens of millions -- it's likely they'll try to...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: 'No evidence' of a Chris Andersen-for-Jamal Crawford trade

Jamal Crawford has been on the trading block for a little while now, but the Clippers can't seem to find what they consider to be a fair offer for the two-time Sixth Man of the Year award winner. We've heard the Knicks are interested in him. We've heard the same about the Heat. But the offers just aren't there, and according to the Miami Herald, the seemingly perfect-for-the-situation...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Heat More Likely To Trade Chris Andersen Than Mario Chalmers

The Miami Heat remain willing to trade away Chris Andersen to help alleviate their luxury tax bill. Andersen is due approximately $5 million and the Heat haven't found much of a market for a trade. The Heat, however, are expected to bring Mario Chalmers to training camp even though they haven't ruled out a trade.
Via RealGM
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Andersen on Recent Trade Rumors: ‘It Doesn’t Bother Me One Bit’

Chris Andersen has been on the trade block all offseason. The 37-year-old veteran center had his career revived when he joined the Miami Heat as a free agent during the middle of the 2012-13 season. Along the way, he won a championship ring, appeared in two consecutive NBA Finals and even received a hefty contract, which will pay him $5 million for this upcoming season. However...
Via Heat Nation
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Heat's Birdman on possibly being traded: 'It doesn't bother me one bit'

Miami Heat big man "Birdman" Chris Andersen can see the writing on the wall. There is a good chance that Andersen -- who is now behind Chris Bosh, Hassan Whiteside, Josh McRoberts and Amar'e Stoudemire in the power rotation -- is not only expendable, but has to be traded, as his $5 million contract is going to trigger the Heat's punitive "repeater" tax. Andersen, who had his career...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

How Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen Almost Went To Prison For A Crime He Didn’t Commit

Look past the tattoos, the often sported mow-hawk and lots of bad life decisions and you have Chris Andersen, a very talented center who works in the NBA. Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen, who currently plays for the Miami Heat has had a hell of a ride . No, I’m not talking about his not making it […] The post How Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen Almost Went To Prison For A Crime He...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Rumors: Heat Possibly Interested in Forward Carlos Boozer

While the Miami Heat already have 15 players on the roster, they may not be done adding players just yet. Free agent forward Carlos Boozer remains on the market and is still a possibility for the Heat, according to Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel.  However, the addition of Boozer remains a big “if” due to the fact that the team is already loaded on the frontline with players...
Via Heat Nation
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Assessing Each Player’s Role for the 2015-16 Season

For the Miami Heat, the 2015-16 season is a big year. Coming off of a disastrous season that saw a proud franchise go 37-45 along with missing the playoffs, the Heat look to rebound next season in a big way. The team will return a starting core that matches up with the very best the NBA has to offer. All five starters were members of the Heat last season—they just never took the...
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August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Birdman Makes His Acting Debut on Ballers

A photo posted by therock (@therock) on Aug 2, 2015 at 4:39pm PDT Miami Heat big man Chris Andersen aka Birdman made his acting debut on HBO’s Ballers starring Dwyane Johnson aka The Rock. Based on what The Rock had to say about Birdman, don’t be surprised if you see him again in the series down the road. “Want to thank my boy NBA’s Chris Andersen @birdzilla...
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August 06, 2015  |  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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July 23, 2015  |  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...
Via Heat Nation
July 22, 2015  |  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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July 17, 2015  |  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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July 11, 2015  |  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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July 09, 2015  |  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.
Via RealGM
July 07, 2015  |  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...
Via Heat Nation
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

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...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Wild Fourth-Quarter Rally Falls Short As Boston Falls To Heat

BOSTON — Dwayne Wade, Hassan Whiteside and Chris Andersen combined for 47 points and 18 rebounds the last time the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics met. Injuries sidelined all three of those players Wednesday night, but the Heat still dispatched the Celtics, leading big early and holding on down the stretch for a 93-86 win in a battle of Eastern Conference playoff hopefuls. Despite...
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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