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Chris Andersen

39-Year-Old       Free Agent

2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

2.3

REB

2.6

AST

0.4

STL

0.4

BLK

0.6

2017 NBA Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

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STATUS:  Game-Time Decision    INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  10/1/2017
HT: 6' 10"   WT: 245 lbs   DOB: 7/7/1978  College: Blinn Junior College (Tex.)
DRAFTED: 0th Rd, #0 Overall in 1999   Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Andersen Contract Information:

Waived by the Hornets in February of 2017.

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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 37 CLE 12 9.5 2.3 2.6 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.0 40.9 71.4 0.4 0.8 1.8 0.3 0.0 0.8 1.8 0.8 1.2

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

2016-17 NBA Game Log   Chris Andersen
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Feb 11 DEN 125-109 Did Not Play
Feb 9 @OKC 118-109 Did Not Play
Feb 8 @IND 117-132 Did Not Play
Feb 6 @WAS 135-140 Did Not Play
Feb 4 @NYK 104-111 Did Not Play
Feb 1 MIN 125-97 Did Not Play
Jan 30 @DAL 104-97 Did Not Play
Jan 29 OKC 107-91 Did Not Play
Jan 27 BKN 124-116 Did Not Play
Jan 25 SAC 112-116 Did Not Play
Jan 23 @NOP 124-122 Did Not Play
Jan 21 SAS 115-118 Did Not Play
Jan 19 PHO 118-103 Did Not Play
Jan 16 @GSW 126-91 Did Not Play
Jan 13 @SAC 108-120 Did Not Play
Jan 11 @POR 102-86 Did Not Play
Jan 10 @UTA 100-92 Did Not Play
Jan 8 @PHO 116-120 Did Not Play
Jan 6 @BKN 108-116 Did Not Play
Jan 4 CHI 94-106 Did Not Play
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Jan 2 NOP 90-82 Did Not Play
Dec 31 @CHA 109-121 Did Not Play
Dec 29 BOS 124-118 Did Not Play
Dec 26 @DET 106-90 Did Not Play
Dec 25 GSW 109-108 Did Not Play
Dec 23 BKN 119-99 Did Not Play
Dec 21 MIL 113-102 Did Not Play
Dec 20 @MIL 108-114 Did Not Play
Dec 17 LAL 119-108 Did Not Play
Dec 14 @MEM 93-85 20 2 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 4
Dec 13 MEM 103-86 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 10 CHA 116-105 Did Not Play
Dec 9 MIA 114-84 12 4 4 0 1 2 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 3 4
Dec 7 @NYK 94-126 8 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Dec 5 @TOR 112-116 Did Not Play
Dec 2 @CHI 111-105 Did Not Play
Dec 1 LAC 94-113 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 2
Nov 29 @MIL 118-101 11 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 3 2
Nov 27 @PHI 108-112 Did Not Play
Nov 25 DAL 128-90 19 4 6 3 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 1 3 3 4
Nov 23 POR 137-125 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Nov 18 DET 104-81 9 2 4 0 1 1 1 0 5 2 2 0 1 2 2 2
Nov 16 @IND 103-93 6 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 0
Nov 15 TOR 121-117 Did Not Play
Nov 13 CHA 100-93 Did Not Play
Nov 11 @WAS 94-105 Did Not Play
Nov 8 ATL 106-110 Did Not Play
Nov 5 @PHI 101-102 Did Not Play
Nov 3 BOS 128-122 Did Not Play
Nov 1 HOU 128-120 Did Not Play
Oct 29 ORL 105-99 9 6 2 1 1 0 0 2 2 2 4 0 0 1 1 2
Oct 28 @TOR 91-94 Did Not Play
Oct 25 NYK 117-88 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Chris Andersen – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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True Shooting Percentage

49.7%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, Chris Andersen had a true shooting percentage of 49.7%.

Projected True Shooting % in 2017-18

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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 37 CLE 12 36.0 8.8 9.8 1.6 1.6 2.2 0.0 40.9 71.4 1.6 2.8 6.9 0.9 0.0 2.8 6.9 3.2 4.4

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

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 37 CLE 12 114 28 31 5 5 7 0 40.9 71.4 5 9 22 3 0.0 9 22 10 14

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Chris Andersen NBA Advanced Stats
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  Advanced Stats
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
2016-17 37 CLE 12 9.5 49.7 40.9 13.1 13.1 1.0 4.5

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

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

Andersen (knee) was traded Monday to the Hornets in exchange for a protected future second-round pick and cash.

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Andersen suffered a torn right ACL at practice Friday and underwent season-ending surgery.

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Andersen finished with two points (0-1 FG, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and one assist across 11 minutes in Tuesday's 118-101 loss to the Bucks.

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Andersen (coach's decision) didn't play in Thursday's 128-122 win over the Cavaliers.

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Andersen will be held out of Friday's preseason contest against the Bulls for rest purposes, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Andersen will start at center in Wednesday's preseason tilt with the Magic, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports.

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Andersen agreed Friday to a one-year deal with the Cavaliers, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

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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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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

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2016-17

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 unlikely to be much of a contributor in 2016-17. Still, the Cavaliers parted ways with both Timofey Mozgov and Sasha Kaun this offseason, leaving Tristan Thompson as the only true center on the roster. Channing Frye and even Kevin Love will provide depth at the position, but an injury or two could mean an increased role for the veteran affectionately nicknamed "Birdman."

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.