There were many uncertainties coming into this offseason, one of them, however, was not Chris “Birdman” Anderson.
Most believed that the 35-year-old free agent power forward would elect to re-sign with the NBA Champion Miami Heat. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski made it official.
Chris Andersen will sign a one-year deal to return to the Heat, league sources tell Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 10, 2013
Courtesy of NBA Truehoop, it’s pretty simple, and fortunate for Miami, on how they are able to afford Anderson after his positive performance during the postseason.
The Heat have made bringing Andersen back an offseason priority but are limited somewhat financially because they are facing a $30 million luxury tax bill this upcoming season. The Heat could give Andersen a deal starting at $1.7 million with “Early Bird” rights or sign him with a portion of the taxpayer’s mid-level of $3.2 million.
Andersen is still owed $4.8 million by the Denver Nuggets, who released him under the amnesty provision last summer, for next season.
Anderson averaged 4.9 points and 4.1 rebounds off the bench in 42 regular season games and 6.4 points and 3.8 rebounds while shooting a scorching 81 percent from the field throughout the Heat’s playoff run.
I guess, this?
HANSBROUGH TO TORONTO
Multiple outlets are reporting that Tyler Hansbrough has agreed to terms with the Toronto Raptors, most likely to a multi-year contract.
As @ESPNSteinLine first reported, raptors agree to terms with Tyler Hansbrough, source says
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 10, 2013
source confirms Raptors interest in Tyler Hansbrough. Two sides currently discussing a multi-year deal.
— Holly MacKenzie (@stackmack) July 9, 2013