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Former Nugget Chris Andersen Signs 10-Day Contract with Heat

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0  Updated at 3:12 am, January 21st, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(MIAMI) — The Miami Heat have signed Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen to a 10-day contract.

Andersen, who last played in an NBA game last March for the Denver Nuggets, was brought onboard to see if he can provide rebounding help.

“Typically, you’re not able to get a player of his caliber at this time of year,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “But three years ago he was the best in the game coming off the bench at his position, as a shotblocker and a rebounder. We’ve always liked him. We had him in our camp a long time ago, when he was just coming up in this league, pre-tattoo, and we liked him back then. Ever since then we’ve searched for ways to get him back.”

During his ten-year career, Andersen has averaged 5.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game.

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