Chris Andersen worked out for the Miami Heat this week, and the team is considering offering him a contract. Despite his age and the fact that he has not played at all this season, Andersen may be able to help the Heat. At least former NBA coach George Karl thinks so.
Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports' Florida interviewed George Karl, and they talked about Andersen's possible fit in Miami. Karl gave Anderson a ringing endorsement.
"He’s not as spectacular as he once was. But I think there’s plenty there. I think if they’re looking for a 15- to 25-minute player, then they would have no problem," Karl said.Karl coached Andersen in Denver and understands the type of player he can be. The Birdman, as he was known with the Nuggets, has 10 NBA seasons under his belt. While he hasn't yet found a team this year, he could fit in as a role player. He could also add depth in case of injuries.
Andersen battled plenty of injuries himself in the last few years of his career. He played just 15.2 minutes per game last season for the Nuggets. Overall, Andersen has averaged 5.4 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game.