Chris Andersen of the Miami Heat has been listed in the NBA trade rumors once more. Read more to know the complete details.
Based on a report from YIBADA, Erik Spoelstra, the head coach of the Miami Heat, uses Chris Andersen in moderation, leading to the rumors claiming that the team considers trading the forward-center.
Andersen has been dormant in the first three games of this NBA season and was allowed to play only 10 minutes in the fourth game. He scored three points and four rebounds in the game.
The head coach Spoelstra confirmed in an interview that the Heat would suit up its centers based on the game and the team against which they are playing.
ROTOWORLD reported earlier in last month that the Miami Heat could consider trading Andersen. Trade rumors also revolved around Mario Chalmers. The source further added that James Ennis would be in trouble if the team makes a successful trade with Chalmers or Andersen.
According to Wikipedia entry, Andersen started his basketball career in the Chinese Basketball Association and the American minor leagues, after playing at Blinn College for a year. He then played for the Denver Nuggets from 2001 to 2004, and for the New Orleans Hornets from 2004 to 2006. He was banned from the NBA for two years in 2006 for “violating the league’s drug policy,” and then reinstated in 2008. The forward-center again played for the Hornets from 2008 to 2012, and then started playing for the Miami Heat from January 2013.
Chris Andersen’s $5 million heavy salary and the fact that the forward-center has been used sparingly have ignited the trade rumors connecting him. However, there are no confirmed reports from either the Miami Heat or the player.
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