• Sources: Birdman to keep flying with Heat

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Jul 10, 2013
    He provided rim protection and paint deterrence where there previously hadn't been much; Miami opponents shot 53.2 percent in the restricted area with Birdman in the game during the regular season, compared to 60.3 percent when he sat, according to NBA.com's stat tool, helping improve the Heat's defensive efficiency from a very good 100.6-per-100 to an elite 97.3-per-100 . Chris Andersen, key off the bench as a source of energy during the Heat's championship run last season, has committed to re-signing with Miami, sources confirmed to ESPN. Chris Andersen has signed a $1.7 million, one-year deal to return to the NBA champion Miami Heat. The last 24 hours have also included several new agreements, so let's take a quick look at the latest acquisitions, starting with the promise of some familiar plumage in AmericanAirlines Arena next season:
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Free-agent roundup: Birdman returns to Heat; Pelicans add Morrow, Stiemsma + more

      Led by Chris Paul's lickety-split re-upping with the Los Angeles Clippers, we've seen plenty of deals we already knew about confirmed and officially announced on Wednesday. The last 24 hours (or so) have also included several new agreements, so let's ta…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Andersen signs $1.7M contract to stay with Heat

      Chris Andersen has signed a $1.7 million, one-year deal to return to the NBA champion Miami Heat.
      Source: nba.com

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