Report: Chris Andersen to re-sign with Heat

07/10/2013 12:54 PM ET
By Mike Tanowitz

Chris Andersen shot a blistering 81 percent from the field this past postseason.(AP)
Chris Andersen will apparently return to the NBA champion Miami Heat next season, as several sources are reporting that the “Birdman” and the team have agreed to a one-year, $1.7 million deal with a $1.8 million team option for 2014-15.

The NBA’s signing moratorium ended at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, so the deal can become official at any time.

Andersen joined the Heat in January and immediately became a key contributor to their championship run; he averaged 4.9 points and 4.1 rebounds off the bench in 42 regular season games, then notched 6.4 points and 3.8 rebounds per games in the postseason while shooting a remarkable 81 percent from the field.

The “Birdman” has career averages of 5.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game over 11 NBA seasons with Denver, New Orleans, and Miami.

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