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Chris Andersen

38-Year-Old    C    Cleveland Cavaliers

2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

3.9

REB

3.6

AST

0.4

STL

0.6

BLK

0.5

2016-17 NBA Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Andersen signed a one-year, veteran's minimum deal with the Cavaliers in June, reuniting him with former Heat teammate LeBron James. The rim-protecting big man was an integral bench piece during both of Miami's title runs while James was there, though at age 38, he's unlikel...

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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 one-year, $1.55 million contract with the Cavaliers in July of 2016.

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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
2016-17 Projections 38 CLE 42 12.2 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Chris Andersen

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

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
Jun 19 @GSW Did Not Play
Jun 16 GSW Did Not Play
Jun 13 @GSW Did Not Play
Jun 10 GSW Did Not Play
Jun 8 GSW Did Not Play
Jun 5 @GSW Did Not Play
Jun 2 @GSW Did Not Play
May 27 @TOR Did Not Play
May 25 TOR Did Not Play
May 23 @TOR Did Not Play
May 21 @TOR Did Not Play
May 19 TOR Did Not Play
May 17 TOR Did Not Play
May 8 @ATL Did Not Play
May 6 @ATL Did Not Play
May 4 ATL Did Not Play
May 2 ATL Did Not Play
Apr 24 @DET 24 7 13 2 1 1 1 1 5 5 8 0 0 8 5 1
Apr 22 @DET 14 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Apr 20 DET Did Not Play
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Apr 17 DET 17 2 9 1 1 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 6 1
Apr 13 DET 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Apr 11 ATL Did Not Play
Apr 9 @CHI 14 6 4 1 2 0 0 2 4 2 2 0 0 2 2 0
Apr 6 @IND Did Not Play
Apr 5 @MIL 22 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 2
Apr 3 CHA 16 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 2
Apr 1 @ATL 20 3 5 0 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 1 1 3 2 3
Mar 31 BKN Did Not Play
Mar 29 HOU Did Not Play
Mar 26 @NYK Did Not Play
Mar 24 @BKN Did Not Play
Mar 23 MIL Did Not Play
Mar 21 DEN Did Not Play
Mar 19 @MIA Did Not Play
Mar 18 @ORL Did Not Play
Mar 16 DAL Did Not Play
Mar 14 @UTA Did Not Play
Mar 13 @LAC Did Not Play
Mar 10 @LAL Did Not Play
Mar 9 @SAC Did Not Play
Mar 7 MEM Did Not Play
Mar 5 BOS Did Not Play
Mar 4 WAS 27 6 10 0 1 1 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 2 8 2
Feb 29 IND 22 7 4 1 0 0 0 2 3 3 6 0 0 0 4 2
Feb 28 @WAS Did Not Play
Feb 26 @TOR 19 2 3 0 1 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
Feb 24 CHA 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Feb 22 DET Did Not Play
Feb 21 @OKC 9 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0
Feb 18 CHI Did Not Play
Feb 10 LAL Did Not Play
Feb 8 SAC Did Not Play
Feb 6 NOP Did Not Play
Feb 5 BOS Did Not Play
Feb 3 @CHA Did Not Play
Feb 1 @IND Did Not Play
Jan 30 SAS Did Not Play
Jan 29 @DET Did Not Play
Jan 27 PHO Did Not Play
Jan 25 MIN Did Not Play
Jan 23 CHI Did Not Play
Jan 21 LAC Did Not Play
Jan 20 @BKN Did Not Play
Jan 18 GSW Did Not Play
Jan 15 @HOU Did Not Play
Jan 14 @SAS Did Not Play
Jan 12 @DAL Did Not Play
Jan 10 @PHI Did Not Play
Jan 8 @MIN Did Not Play
Jan 6 @WAS Did Not Play
Jan 4 TOR 10 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
Jan 2 ORL Did Not Play
Dec 29 @DEN Did Not Play
Dec 28 @PHO Did Not Play
Dec 26 @POR Did Not Play
Dec 25 @GSW Did Not Play
Dec 23 NYK Did Not Play
Dec 20 PHI Did Not Play
Dec 17 OKC Did Not Play
Dec 15 @BOS Did Not Play
Dec 11 @ORL Did Not Play
Dec 8 POR Did Not Play
Dec 5 @MIA Did Not Play
Dec 4 @NOP Did Not Play
Dec 1 WAS Did Not Play
Nov 28 BKN Did Not Play
Nov 27 @CHA Did Not Play
Nov 25 @TOR 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0
Nov 23 ORL Did Not Play
Nov 21 ATL Did Not Play
Nov 19 MIL Did Not Play
Nov 17 @DET Did Not Play
Nov 14 @MIL Did Not Play
Nov 13 @NYK Did Not Play
Nov 10 UTA Did Not Play
Nov 8 IND Did Not Play
Nov 6 PHI Did Not Play
Nov 4 NYK Did Not Play
Nov 2 @PHI Did Not Play
Oct 30 MIA Did Not Play
Oct 28 @MEM Did Not Play
Oct 27 @CHI Did Not Play

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True Shooting Percentage

59.8%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

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

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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
2016-17 Projections 38 CLE 42 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 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
2016-17 Projections 38 CLE 42 512 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Chris Andersen

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

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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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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2016-17

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2015-16

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 he is 37 years old, it could very well be his final year in the league. Nevertheless, Andersen will likely continue to serve as a solid reserve center off the bench, backing up Hassan Whiteside this year. Andersen's most valuable trait may be the energy he brings to the court, but he is a solid rebounder and a fairly reliable shot blocker, even at this point in his career. So long as he gets enough playing time, Andersen is a good bet for a block per game, but given his age, he will definitely have health concerns this coming season, and his overall role will likely remain minimal, especially with the young Whiteside chewing up most of the minutes at the center position with Chris Bosh and Josh McRoberts rotating in as well.

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.