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Chris Andersen

37-Year-Old    C    Memphis Grizzlies

2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

3.9

REB

3.6

AST

0.4

STL

0.6

BLK

0.5

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2015-16 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Andersen appeared in 60 games in his third season with the Heat and posted averages of 5.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.0 block over 19 minutes per game. As he enters his 14th season in the NBA, Andersen will be on the final year of his contract with the Heat, and given that ...

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HT: 6' 10"   WT: 245 lbs   DOB: 7/7/1978  College: Blinn Junior College (Texas)   DRAFTED: 0th Rd, #0 Overall in 1999   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a two-year, $10.3 million contract with the Heat in July of 2014. Traded to the Grizzlies in February of 2016.

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Andersen scored seven points (1-5 FG, 5-8 FT) and pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds while adding two assists, a steal, and a block in 24 minutes during Sunday's Game 4 loss to the Spurs.

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Chris Andersen NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 25 67 21.3 7.7 6.1 1.1 0.2 1.5 0.0 53.4 68.9 1.0 2.0 4.1 0.0 0.0 2.9 5.3 2.0 2.8
2005-06 26 32 17.8 5.0 4.8 0.2 0.3 1.3 0.0 57.1 47.6 0.8 1.9 2.9 0.0 0.0 1.8 3.1 1.5 3.2
2007-08 28 5 6.8 1.2 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.0 28.6 50.0 0.2 0.4 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.4 0.4 0.8
2008-09 29 71 20.6 6.4 6.2 0.4 0.6 2.5 0.0 54.8 71.8 1.0 2.3 3.9 0.1 20.0 2.3 4.1 1.8 2.5
2009-10 30 76 22.3 5.9 6.4 0.4 0.6 1.9 0.0 56.6 69.5 0.8 1.9 4.4 0.0 0.0 1.9 3.3 2.2 3.1
2010-11 31 DEN 45 16.3 5.6 4.9 0.4 0.5 1.3 0.0 59.9 63.7 0.6 1.7 3.2 0.0 0.0 1.8 3.0 1.9 3.0
2011-12 32 DEN 32 15.2 5.3 4.6 0.2 0.6 1.4 0.0 54.6 61.0 0.5 1.5 3.1 0.0 0.0 1.8 3.4 1.6 2.6
2012-13 33 MIA 42 14.9 4.9 4.1 0.4 0.4 1.0 0.0 57.7 67.7 0.6 1.4 2.7 0.1 66.7 1.7 2.9 1.5 2.2
2013-14 34 MIA 72 19.4 6.6 5.3 0.3 0.4 1.3 0.0 64.4 71.0 0.7 1.8 3.5 0.2 25.0 2.5 3.8 1.7 2.3
2014-15 35 MIA 60 18.9 5.3 5.0 0.7 0.4 1.0 0.1 58.0 66.7 0.7 1.3 3.7 0.2 30.8 2.0 3.5 1.3 1.9
2015-16 36 MEM 20 18.3 4.6 4.5 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.1 54.8 68.8 0.4 1.7 2.8 0.5 22.2 1.7 3.1 1.1 1.6
2015-16 36 MIA 7 5.1 1.9 1.3 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.3 40.0 75.0 0.3 0.4 0.9 0.7 40.0 0.6 1.4 0.4 0.6
2015-16 36 MEM/MIA 27 14.9 3.9 3.6 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.1 52.8 69.4 0.3 1.3 2.3 0.5 28.6 1.4 2.7 0.9 1.3
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Chris Andersen NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 17.4 3.0 6.4 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.0 41.7 62.5 1.0 2.6 3.8 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.4 1.0 1.6
Last 10 Games 10 18.1 3.8 5.2 0.6 0.8 0.3 0.0 46.7 71.4 0.6 2.2 3.0 0.4 0.0 1.4 3.0 1.0 1.4
Last 20 Games 20 20.0 5.0 5.6 0.5 0.8 0.5 0.1 52.2 68.4 0.6 2.2 3.4 0.4 25.0 1.8 3.5 1.3 1.9

 

2015-16 NBA Game Log   Chris Andersen
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 24 SAS 24 7 13 2 1 1 1 1 5 5 8 0 0 8 5 1
Apr 22 SAS 14 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Apr 19 @SAS 24 4 8 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 6 1
Apr 17 @SAS 17 2 9 1 1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 6 1
Apr 13 @GSW 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Apr 12 @LAC 21 8 5 0 2 0 1 4 7 0 0 0 2 2 3 0
Apr 9 GSW 14 6 4 1 2 0 0 2 4 2 2 0 0 2 2 0
Apr 8 @DAL 21 3 7 1 1 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 1 3 4 2
Apr 5 CHI 22 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 2
Apr 3 @ORL 16 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 2
Apr 1 TOR 20 3 5 0 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 1 1 3 2 3
Mar 30 DEN 17 4 6 0 0 2 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Mar 28 SAS 24 5 5 1 2 1 0 1 5 3 4 0 1 3 2 2
Mar 25 @SAS 37 13 7 2 1 0 0 6 10 0 0 1 2 3 4 1
Mar 22 @LAL 16 8 3 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
Mar 21 @PHO Did Not Play
Mar 19 LAC Did Not Play
Mar 17 @MIL Did Not Play
Mar 16 MIN Did Not Play
Mar 14 @HOU Did Not Play
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Mar 12 @ATL Did Not Play
Mar 11 NOP Did Not Play
Mar 9 @BOS Did Not Play
Mar 7 @CLE Did Not Play
Mar 6 PHO 9 2 5 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0
Mar 4 UTA 27 6 10 0 1 1 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 2 8 2
Mar 2 SAC 27 10 6 0 2 1 3 2 4 6 8 0 0 2 4 2
Feb 29 @DEN 22 7 4 1 0 0 0 2 3 3 6 0 0 0 4 2
Feb 27 @PHO 20 4 8 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 2 6 3
Feb 26 @LAL 19 2 3 0 1 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
Feb 24 LAL 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Feb 21 @TOR 9 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0
Feb 19 MIN 11 4 3 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
Feb 10 @BKN Did Not Play
Feb 8 POR Did Not Play
Feb 6 DAL Did Not Play
Feb 5 @NYK Did Not Play
Feb 1 @NOP Did Not Play
Jan 30 SAC Did Not Play
Jan 28 MIL Did Not Play
Jan 25 ORL Did Not Play
Jan 23 @MIN Did Not Play
Jan 21 @DEN Did Not Play
Jan 18 NOP Did Not Play
Jan 16 NYK Did Not Play
Jan 14 DET Did Not Play
Jan 12 HOU Did Not Play
Jan 10 BOS Did Not Play
Jan 8 DEN Did Not Play
Jan 6 @OKC Did Not Play
Jan 4 @POR 10 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
Jan 2 @UTA Did Not Play
Dec 29 MIA Did Not Play
Dec 27 LAL Did Not Play
Dec 26 @CHA Did Not Play
Dec 23 @WAS Did Not Play
Dec 22 @PHI Did Not Play
Dec 19 IND Did Not Play
Dec 18 @DAL Did Not Play
Dec 16 @CHI Did Not Play
Dec 14 WAS Did Not Play
Dec 13 @MIA Did Not Play
Dec 11 CHA Did Not Play
Dec 9 @DET Did Not Play
Dec 8 OKC Did Not Play
Dec 6 PHO Did Not Play
Dec 3 SAS Did Not Play
Dec 1 @NOP Did Not Play
Nov 29 PHI Did Not Play
Nov 27 ATL Did Not Play
Nov 25 @HOU 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0
Nov 24 DAL Did Not Play
Nov 21 @SAS Did Not Play
Nov 20 HOU Did Not Play
Nov 16 OKC Did Not Play
Nov 15 @MIN Did Not Play
Nov 13 POR Did Not Play
Nov 11 GSW Did Not Play
Nov 9 @LAC Did Not Play
Nov 7 @UTA Did Not Play
Nov 5 @POR 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 3 @SAC 10 3 4 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 3 1
Nov 2 @GSW Did Not Play
Oct 31 BKN Did Not Play
Oct 29 @IND Did Not Play
Oct 28 CLE Did Not Play
Chris Andersen Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Chris Andersen – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#3 Center
Also Listed As:  #5 Power Forward

1.  Marc Gasol

2.  Brandan Wright

3.  Chris Andersen

4.  Zach Randolph

5.  JaMychal Green

6.  Jarell Martin

Memphis Grizzlies

True Shooting Percentage

59.8%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

In 2015-16, Chris Andersen has a true shooting percentage of 59.8%.

Projected True Shooting % in 2015-16

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What Is True Shooting Percentage?

True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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Chris Andersen NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 25 67 36.0 12.9 10.3 1.8 0.4 2.5 0.0 53.4 68.9 1.6 3.4 6.9 0.1 0.0 4.8 9.0 3.3 4.8
2005-06 26 32 36.0 10.2 9.8 0.4 0.5 2.6 0.0 57.1 47.6 1.6 3.9 5.9 0.0 0.0 3.5 6.2 3.1 6.5
2007-08 28 5 36.0 6.4 9.5 0.0 0.0 4.2 0.0 28.6 50.0 1.1 2.1 7.4 0.0 0.0 2.1 7.4 2.1 4.2
2008-09 29 71 36.0 11.1 10.9 0.8 1.0 4.3 0.0 54.8 71.8 1.7 4.0 6.9 0.2 20.0 3.9 7.2 3.2 4.5
2009-10 30 76 36.0 9.5 10.3 0.7 0.9 3.0 0.0 56.6 69.5 1.3 3.1 7.1 0.1 0.0 3.0 5.3 3.5 5.0
2010-11 31 DEN 45 36.0 12.3 10.8 1.0 1.1 2.9 0.0 59.9 63.7 1.2 3.7 7.1 0.0 0.0 4.0 6.7 4.2 6.6
2011-12 32 DEN 32 36.0 12.4 11.0 0.4 1.4 3.4 0.0 54.6 61.0 1.3 3.6 7.4 0.0 0.0 4.4 8.0 3.7 6.1
2012-13 33 MIA 42 36.0 11.9 9.9 1.0 0.9 2.5 0.1 57.7 67.7 1.4 3.3 6.6 0.2 66.7 4.1 7.1 3.6 5.4
2013-14 34 MIA 72 36.0 12.3 9.8 0.5 0.8 2.5 0.1 64.4 71.0 1.4 3.3 6.4 0.3 25.0 4.6 7.1 3.1 4.4
2014-15 35 MIA 60 36.0 10.2 9.5 1.4 0.8 1.9 0.1 58.0 66.7 1.3 2.4 7.1 0.4 30.8 3.8 6.6 2.4 3.6
2015-16 36 MEM 20 36.0 9.0 8.8 0.9 1.4 1.0 0.2 54.8 68.8 0.7 3.2 5.5 0.9 22.2 3.3 6.1 2.2 3.1
2015-16 36 MIA 7 36.0 13.0 9.0 3.0 1.0 3.0 2.0 40.0 75.0 2.0 3.0 6.0 5.0 40.0 4.0 10.0 3.0 4.0
2015-16 36 MEM/MIA 27 36.0 9.4 8.8 1.1 1.3 1.2 0.4 52.8 69.4 0.8 3.2 5.6 1.3 28.6 3.4 6.4 2.2 3.2
Preseason Projections 37 MIA 62 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Chris Andersen

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Chris Andersen NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 25 67 1430 513 410 71 14 100 0 53.4 68.9 64 137 273 3 0.0 191 358 131 190
2005-06 26 32 570 161 155 6 8 41 0 57.1 47.6 26 61 94 0 0.0 56 98 49 103
2007-08 28 5 34 6 9 0 0 4 0 28.6 50.0 1 2 7 0 0.0 2 7 2 4
2008-09 29 71 1460 452 442 31 41 175 2 54.8 71.8 69 163 279 10 20.0 160 292 130 181
2009-10 30 76 1696 448 483 33 42 143 0 56.6 69.5 59 147 336 3 0.0 142 251 164 236
2010-11 31 DEN 45 732 250 219 20 23 58 0 59.9 63.7 25 75 144 1 0.0 82 137 86 135
2011-12 32 DEN 32 486 168 148 6 19 46 0 54.6 61.0 17 48 100 0 0.0 59 108 50 82
2012-13 33 MIA 42 624 207 172 17 16 44 2 57.7 67.7 24 57 115 3 66.7 71 123 63 93
2013-14 34 MIA 72 1396 477 379 19 32 97 3 64.4 71.0 53 129 250 12 25.0 177 275 120 169
2014-15 35 MIA 60 1132 320 299 43 26 61 4 58.0 66.7 40 76 223 13 30.8 120 207 76 114
2015-16 36 MEM 20 366 92 89 9 14 10 2 54.8 68.8 7 33 56 9 22.2 34 62 22 32
2015-16 36 MIA 7 36 13 9 3 1 3 2 40.0 75.0 2 3 6 5 40.0 4 10 3 4
2015-16 36 MEM/MIA 27 402 105 98 12 15 13 4 52.8 69.4 9 36 62 14 28.6 38 72 25 36
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Chris Andersen NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 25 67 21.3 58.1 53.4 12.3 11.1 1.1 12.2
2005-06 26 32 17.8 56.2 57.1 3.4 14.8 0.2 7.8
2007-08 28 5 6.8 34.2 28.6 0.0 10.2 0.0 2.2
2008-09 29 71 20.6 60.8 55.1 6.6 14.6 0.4 12.5
2009-10 30 76 22.3 63.1 56.6 7.4 13.2 0.6 12.0
2010-11 31 DEN 45 16.3 63.6 59.9 8.3 10.4 0.8 9.8
2011-12 32 DEN 32 15.2 58.3 54.6 3.6 10.2 0.4 9.0
2012-13 33 MIA 42 14.9 63.1 58.5 8.3 11.7 0.7 8.3
2013-14 34 MIA 72 19.4 68.3 64.9 4.5 12.6 0.4 11.2
2014-15 35 MIA 60 18.9 62.2 58.9 12.6 11.8 1.1 9.7
2015-16 36 MEM 20 18.3 60.5 56.5 9.8 7.6 1.3 8.5
2015-16 36 MIA 7 5.1 55.3 50.0 17.9 11.9 1.5 2.9
2015-16 36 MEM/MIA 27 14.9 59.8 55.6 11.0 8.3 1.3 7.0
Preseason Projections 37 MIA 62 18.1 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Chris Andersen

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Chris Andersen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Andersen won't start in Friday's Game 3 against the Spurs, Rob Fischer of FOX Sports Southeast reports.

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Andersen had four points (2-2 FG) and eight rebounds in 24 minutes during the Grizzlies' 94-68 Game 2 loss to the Spurs on Tuesday.

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Andersen had eight points (4-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt), five rebounds and two steals across 21 minutes during the Grizzlies' 110-84 loss to the Clippers on Tuesday.

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Andersen compiled 13 points (6-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt), seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in 37 minutes during the Grizzlies' 110-104 loss to the Spurs on Friday.

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Andersen (shoulder) managed eight points (4-5 FG) and three rebounds in 16 minutes during the Grizzlies' 107-100 loss to the Lakers on Tuesday.

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Andersen (shoulder) will start at center Tuesday against the Lakers.

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Andersen (shoulder) is expected to play Tuesday against the Lakers, Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

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Andersen (shoulder) is progressing in his recovery and is expected to return to the court at some point this week.

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Andersen (shoulder) is being labeled by the Grizzlies as out indefinitely, Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.

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Andersen has been diagnosed with a left shoulder subluxation won't play in Monday's game against the Cavaliers or Wednesday's game against the Celtics, Kevin Lipe of the Memphis Flyer reports.

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Andersen left Sunday's game against the Suns with a left shoulder injury and is questionable to return, Kevin Pelton of ESPN.com reports.

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Andersen posted seven points (2-3 FG, 3-6 FT), four rebounds, and one assist in 22 minutes during the Grizzlies' 103-96 win against the Nuggets on Monday.

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2015-16

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2014-15

Andersen is entering his thirteenth season in the NBA. After playing in 72 games for the Heat last season, he decided to stay with the team under a new multi-year deal. In 19 minutes per game last season, he averaged 6.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 0.3 assists, 0.4 steals, and 1.3 blocks. The 36-year-old Andersen and Udonis Haslem will likely provide relief off the bench in the frontcourt for Josh McRoberts and Chris Bosh. Andersen's contributions to the Heat haven't necessarily shown up in the box score, but he's an important player in the rotation, as head coach Erik Spoelstra has expressed over the past couple of seasons. Beyond the intensity that he brings to the court, the former undrafted free agent from Blinn College has been a reliable source of blocks throughout his NBA career. Even in limited time on the hardwood, he always seems to be good for at least one block per game. Despite the praise he's received from Spoelstra during his time in Miami, Andersen is still shaping up to be used only in a minimal role, like he has been in the past.

2013-14

Andersen, aka Birdman, provided a nice boost of size as an enforcer on defense for the Heat. He has a knack for drawing and dishing out contact in the paint and has a role playing short stints at center. He averaged 11.9 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per 36 minutes over 42 games with the Heat last season. He mainly brings fantasy value in rebounds and blocks, but probably does not play enough minutes from game to game to warrant much of a look on draft day.

2011-12

The lockout was positive for Andersen. He needed the extra time to get both his knee and back 100-percent healthy. Andersen has struggled with injuries the last couple of years, but if he can stay away from the infirmary, he's as good a shot-blocker as there is in the league (averaging 1.6 a game for his career) and should see extended minutes this season with Martin playing in China. We fully expect to see him put up numbers comparable to his 2008-09 stats, when he averaged less than 20 minutes a night and posted 6.4 ppg, 6.2 rpg, and 2.5 bpg.

2010-11

Andersen's blazing pace of blocking shots regressed some last year, but 1.9 bpg while seeing just 22:18 mpg is still quite impressive. He's never going to contribute much scoring, but blocks is a rather scarce category, so he has some value. Denver added Al Harrington in the offseason to a frontcourt that already possessed Kenyon Martin, Nene Hilario and Andersen, so minutes will once again be at a premium. Also, Andersen underwent knee surgery in May and had another surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left ring finger in July, and there's a good chance he won't be ready for the start of the regular season.

2009-10

Andersen’s NBA comeback came full circle in 2008-09. After being suspended for two seasons for violating the league’s drug policy, Andersen returned to Denver, his first stop in the NBA. Denver placed Andersen in the familiar role of defensive-stopper off the bench. The “Birdman” thrived in the energy role he played for the Nuggets, averaging a career-high with 6.2 boards and scoring 6.4 points in only 20 minutes per game. His biggest statistical leap came on the defensive end. Always a solid shot blocker, Andersen swatted a career-best 2.5 shots per contest and finished eighth in the Defensive Player of the Year voting. His offensive game isn’t nearly as refined. At 6-10, 230, Anderson has a big, athletic frame, but lacks the ability to create his own shot. Instead, Andersen relies on offensive rebounds to get easy tip-ins or put-backs. With Nene and Kenyon Martin in the frontcourt, Andersen is third in line for minutes, but he’s proven to be effective in a reserve role and should be one of the top shot blockers in the league again this season. Andersen was signed to a five-year deal this offseason, solidifying his role on the team for the foreseeable future.

2008-09

Birdman returns to Denver where he once flew so gracefully before his drug induced downfall. After getting reinstated to the league after a two year absence it still remains to be seen if Anderson can compete again at this level. We think he'll be up to the task, or at least he'll be better than Stephen Hunter, and thus will earn the primary back-up role behind Nenę. While we don't see Anderson getting more than 15 minutes a night on average, he's a guy to keep an eye on considering Nenę's injury history.

2007-08

Anderson's two-year suspension by the NBA is over in January in 2008. At that point, he can apply to return to the league and possibly help a team in need of an active 4/5, capable of defending hard and blocking shots.

2005-06

Anderson took advantage of Jamaal Magloire’s fractured finger and the pitiful Hornets lineup to average career highs in points (7.7 ppg), rebounds (6.1 rpg) and blocks (1.5 bpg) in 21.3 minutes last season. And even when Magloire returned, Anderson was getting 24 minutes a night. As a result, the Hornets re-signed the Birdman to a four-year deal in the offseason, though Magloire, who New Orleans tried to trade during the summer, looks like he’ll still be around. At this point, Anderson will be a capable backup to Magloire at center and also to P. J. Brown at power forward. If Magloire is eventually traded, Anderson becomes a nice fantasy commodity.

2003-04

The Nuggets have refused to offer Anderson a guaranteed contract for 2003-04 and so it's likely he'll be playing elsewhere by the time training camp rolls around. He should provide solid depth wherever he lands.