Miami Heat re-sign Chris 'The Birdman' Andersen

Chris Andersen #11 of the Miami Heat tries to break up a scuffle between Ray Allen of the Miami...

Chris Andersen #11 of the Miami Heat tries to break up a scuffle between Ray Allen of the Miami Heat and Alan Anderson #6 of the Brooklyn Nets in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Barclays Center on May 10, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Elsa/Getty Images/AFP)

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The Miami Heat re-signed forward/center Chris Andersen on Saturday.

The team did not disclose terms of the deal.

Last season, Andersen averaged 6.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.35 blocks and 19.4 minutes in 72 games. He shot a career-high 64.4 percent.

Andersen has averaged 5.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.05 blocks and 16.3 minutes while shooting 69.3 percent in 38 playoff games with the Heat over the past two seasons. That includes helping the Heat win the 2013 NBA title.

"Chris Andersen has had two great seasons with us and without him, we would not have been able to win the 2013 NBA championship," team president Pat Riley said in a statement. "I'm happy he decided to come back and we're looking forward to a great season from him in the power rotation."

Andersen, a 12-year NBA veteran, has averaged 5.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.53 blocks and 17.8 minutes while shooting 52.9 percent in 596 NBA regular season games.


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