(NEW YORK) — Even without Lebron James suiting up for the Miami Heat next season, the team is committed to putting together a winning team as they’ve re-signed center Chris Andersen.
Andersen’s new deal is worth two years and will pay him $10 million.
In two seasons with the Heat, the 36-year-old Andersen has resurrected his career with Miami. He’s established himself as a reliable big man off the bench who has earned crunch time minutes with the team in the regular season and the playoffs.
In 72 games for the Heat this past season, Andersen averaged 6.6 points, 5.3 rebounds per game, and 1.3 blocks in 19.4 minutes per game.
Despite the free agent departure of James, the Heat have not been quiet this offseason. They’ve brought in Luol Deng, Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger. The team has also resigned Chris Bosh, Andersen, and are expected to bring back Dwayne Wade and Udonis Haslem.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News
Adam Forsgren, East Idaho News columnist