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Chris Andersen

11 | Forward-Center

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Biography

Background

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
Has appeared in 596 regular season games (10 starts) during his 12-year career and has averaged 5.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.53 blocks and 17.8 minutes while shooting 52.9 percent from the field and 65.2 percent from the line…has shot at least 50 percent from the field in eight of his 12 seasons, including each of the last six…has scored in double figures on 100 occasions and grabbed double-figure rebounds 62 times…has posted 21 double-doubles…his career high for consecutive double-figure scoring games is four (Mar. 2-9, 2005)…his career high in consecutive games with a block is 21 (Nov. 11-Dec. 25, 2009)…has 249 multi-block and 53 multi-steal games…ranks 18th on the HEAT’s all-time blocked shots list…has appeared in 51 NBA postseason games (0 starts) and has averaged 5.5 points (.669 FG%, .694 FT%), 4.4 rebounds, 1.35 blocks and 16.7 minutes…has scored in double figures nine times in postseason play and has grabbed double-figure rebounds once…is tied for ninth on the HEAT’s all-time postseason blocked shots list…made a postseason career-high 18 consecutive field goal attempts from May 13- 30, 2013…owns the HEAT postseason single-game record for most field goals made in a game without a miss (7-7 vs. Indiana, May 22, 2013).

2013-14 SEASON: Came off the bench in all 72 games in which he appeared for the HEAT and averaged 6.6 points (.644 FG%, .710 FT%), 5.3 rebounds, 1.35 blocks and 19.4 minutes…missed a total of eight games due to injury, one game (Dec. 5 at Chicago) due to personal reasons and was a DNP-CD once (the season finale on Apr. 16 vs. Philadelphia to rest)…sat out three games from Dec. 27-30 with a sore back, three games from Jan. 15-18 with a right knee contusion and a pair of games (Apr. 6 and 9) with a bruised right knee…ranked 17th in the NBA in blocks per game…led the HEAT in both total blocks (97) and blocks per game and ranked second in dunks (78)…set a singleseason career high in field goal percentage…topped the HEAT in blocks a team-high 43 times, in rebounds 13 times and in steals on six occasions…was Miami’s leading scorer off the bench 15 times and also topped the HEAT reserves in rebounds a team-high 52 times, in blocks a team-high 50 times, in steals 18 times and in minutes on seven occasions…scored in double figures on 18 occasions and grabbed double-figure rebounds three times…recorded one double-double…set his HEAT high and matched his career high with 18 points at Dallas on Feb. 18…connected on his 1,000th career field goal at Toronto on Nov. 5…grabbed his 3,000th career rebound vs. Portland on Mar. 24…recorded his 900th career block at Indiana on Mar. 26…Season Highs: 18 points (at Dallas, Feb. 18), 14 rebounds (at Milwaukee, Mar. 29), six blocks (at Chicago, Mar. 9), three steals (at New York, Jan. 9), two assists (three times) and 33:04 minutes (at Chicago, Mar. 9).

2012-13 SEASON: Came off the bench in all 42 games he appeared in with the HEAT after joining the team on Jan. 20 and averaged 4.9 points (.577 FG%, .677 FT%), 4.1 rebounds, 1.05 blocks and 14.9 minutes…was a DNP-CD on two occasions…the HEAT compiled a 39-3 record in the 42 games in which he appeared and his .929 personal winning percentage set an NBA record for any player who played at least 40 games in a season…ranked second on the team in blocks per game…topped the HEAT in blocks 13 times, in rebounds on three occasions and in steals once…scored in double figures on three occasions and grabbed double-figure rebounds once…hit a season-high 10 consecutive field goal attempts from Mar. 20-25, tied for the fourth longest streak on the team in 2012-13…played in his 500th career game at Minnesota on Mar. 4…recorded his 800th career block at Philadelphia on Apr. 6…grabbed his 900th career offensive rebound vs. New York on Apr. 2…Season Highs: 15 points (vs. Chicago, Apr. 14), 15 rebounds (vs. Philadelphia, Apr. 6), four blocks (vs. Orlando, Apr. 17), three steals (vs. Boston, Apr. 12), two assists (vs. L.A. Clippers, Feb. 8) and 26:40 minutes (at Washington, Apr. 10).

2011-12 SEASON: Appeared in 32 games (one start) for the Denver Nuggets and averaged 5.3 points (.546 FG%, .610 FT%), 4.6 rebounds, 1.44 blocks and 15.2 minutes…was a DNP-CD on 34 occasions…moved into fifth place on the Nuggets all-time blocked shots list vs. New Orleans on Mar. 9…scored in double figures four times and grabbed double-figure rebounds once…Season Highs: 16 points (vs. Phoenix, Feb. 14), 11 rebounds (at Dallas, Feb. 15), six blocks (vs. Phoenix, Feb. 14), three steals (vs. Sacramento, Jan. 4), two assists (at Memphis, Feb. 17) and 29:05 minutes (at Oklahoma City, Feb. 19).

2010-11 SEASON: Came off the bench in all 45 games in which he appeared for the Nuggets and averaged 5.6 points (.599 FG%, .637 FT%), 4.9 rebounds, 1.29 blocks and 16.3 minutes…missed a total of 36 games due to injury and one game due to scheduled rest (Jan. 9)…sat out the first 13 games of the season from Oct. 27-Nov. 20 recovering from right knee surgery…missed eight games from Dec. 5-18 with a lower back fracture…missed 10 games (Jan. 13-28 and Jan. 31) with right knee and lower back issues…sat out five games from Apr. 3-9 with a right ankle sprain…scored in double figures 10 times and grabbed double-figure rebounds on six occasions…posted two doubledoubles… matched his career highs in both free throws made (9) and attempted (12) vs. Memphis on Feb. 22…Season Highs:17 points (vs. Washington, Mar. 25), 12 rebounds (twice), six blocks (vs. L.A. Clippers, Dec. 3), three assists (vs. Sacramento, Jan. 1), two steals (four times) and 29:44 minutes (at Minnesota, Dec. 29).

2009-10 SEASON: Came off the bench in all 76 games in which he saw action for the Nuggets and averaged 5.9 points (.566 FG%, .695 FT%), 6.4 rebounds, 1.88 blocks and 22.3 minutes…missed a total of six games due to injury…missed four games (Jan. 5, Mar. 16 and Apr. 3-7) due to a sprained left ankle, one game due to right knee patella tendinitis (Nov. 20) and one game (Feb. 19) with a low back strain…ranked among the NBA leaders in blocks per 48 minutes (1st), blocks per game (6th), total blocks (7th) and rebounds per 48 minutes (21st)…recorded single-season career highs in games played, minutes played, free throws made and attempted, defensive and total rebounds, rebound average and steals…led the Nuggets in blocked shots and finished third in offensive, defensive and total rebounds…scored in double figures 11 times and grabbed doublefigure rebounds a career-high 16 times…amassed four double-doubles…scored his 2,000th career point at Houston on Jan. 27 and grabbed his 2,000th career rebound at Golden State on Feb. 25…made a career-high free throws vs. Oklahoma City on Dec. 14…recorded at least one block in a career-high 21 consecutive games from Nov. 11-Dec. 25…Season Highs:15 points (three times), 15 rebounds (at L.A. Lakers, Feb. 5), five blocks (four times), three steals (twice), two assists (four times) and 34:35 minutes (at Detroit, Dec. 10).

2008-09 SEASON: Saw action in 71 games (one start) with the Nuggets and averaged 6.4 points (.548 FG%, .718 FT%), 6.2 rebounds, 2.46 blocks and 20.6 minutes…sat out nine games due to injury and was a DNP-CD twice (one while still recovering from injury)…was on the inactive list for eight games from Nov. 11-23 with a seventh rib fracture in his left rib cage…sat out one game (Feb. 11) with left wrist strain and left hip contusion..led the NBA in blocks per 48 minutes and ranked second in blocks per game…finished eighth in the voting for both the NBA Defensive Player of the Year and the NBA Sixth Man of the Year awards…recorded single-season career highs in offensive rebounds and blocked shots…led the Nuggets in blocks and finished second in offensive rebounds and third in total rebounds…led the Nuggets in rebounds on 23 occasions…scored in double figures 15 times and grabbed double-figure rebounds on 11 occasions…recorded five double-doubles…tallied a career-high 18 points vs. Washington on Mar. 20…had a career-high eight blocks vs. Utah on Apr. 2…recorded career highs in multi-block games (47) and multi-steal games (13)…Season Highs:18 points (vs. Washington, Mar. 20), 12 rebounds (three times), eight blocks (vs. Utah, Apr. 2), three steals (vs. Dallas, Jan. 13), two assists (three times) and 31:48 minutes (vs. L.A. Clippers, Apr. 4).

2007-08 SEASON: Came off the bench in all five games in which he appeared for the New Orleans Hornets and averaged 1.2 points (.286 FG%, .500 FT%), 1.8 rebounds, 0.80 blocks and 6.8 minutes…was re-signed by the Hornets on Mar. 5 after being reinstated by the NBA after serving a two-year suspension for violating the NBA’s substance abuse policy…missed three games with flu-like symptoms…Season Highs:three points (twice), six rebounds (at Miami, Apr. 2), two blocks (at Boston, Mar. 28) and 12:05 minutes (at Boston, Mar. 28).

2005-06 SEASON: Appeared in 32 games (two starts) for the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets and averaged 5.0 points (.571 FG%, .476 FT%), 4.8 rebounds, 1.28 blocks and 17.8 minutes before being suspended by the NBA on Jan. 27 for violating the league’s substance abuse policy…scored in double figures four times and grabbed double-figure rebounds twice…recorded one double-double…grabbed a career-high 10 offensive rebounds and matched his career high with 18 total rebounds vs. Atlanta on Nov. 18…Season Highs:11 points (at Cleveland, Nov. 2), 18 rebounds (vs. Atlanta, Nov. 18), four blocks (vs. San Antonio, Jan. 25), two steals (vs. San Antonio, Jan. 25), one assist (six times) and 28:50 minutes (at Orlando, Nov. 18).

2004-05 SEASON: Saw action in 67 games (two starts) with the New Orleans Hornets and averaged 7.7 points (.534 FG%, .689 FT%), 6.1 rebounds, 1.49 blocks, 1.1 assists and 21.3 minutes…missed a total of 15 games due to injury…missed the final eight games of the season with a sprained right ankle…sat out six games from Mar. 14-23 with an infected right elbow and missed one game (Dec. 26) with food poisoning…ranked 22nd in the NBA in blocks per game…led the team in blocks…topped the Hornets in rebounds on 22 occasions…recorded single-season career highs in field goals made and attempted, assists, points scored and scoring average…scored in double figures a career-high 22 times and grabbed double-figure rebounds a career-high 13 times…posted a career-high six double-doubles…scored in double figures a career-high four consecutive games from Mar. 2-9…set career highs in field goals made (8) and attempted (14) at Toronto on Jan. 16…played a career-high 38 minutes against the Clippers in Los Angeles on Dec. 21…Season Highs:17 points (at Toronto, Jan. 16), 18 rebounds (at L.A. Clippers, Dec. 21), seven blocks (vs. Denver, Apr. 6), four assists (twice), two steals (twice) and 38 minutes (at L.A. Clippers, Dec. 21).

2003-04 SEASON: Came off the bench in all 71 games in which he saw action for the Nuggets and averaged 3.4 points (.443 FG%, .589 FT%), 4.2 rebounds, 1.61 blocks and 14.5 minutes…missed eight games due to injury/illness…sat out one game (Feb. 8) with the flu and seven games (Mar. 12-22 and Apr. 14) with left knee patella tendinitis…was second on the team and ranked 19th in the NBA in blocks per game…ranked second in the NBA in blocks per 48 minutes…topped the Nuggets in rebounds nine times…scored in double figures four times and grabbed double-figure rebounds on six occasions…posted a pair of double-doubles…Season Highs:15 points (vs. Minnesota, Jan. 26), 14 rebounds (vs. L.A. Lakers, Jan. 7), seven blocks (three times), two assists (five times), two steals (five times) and 29 minutes (vs. L.A. Lakers, Jan. 7).

2002-03 SEASON: Started three of the 59 games in which he appeared for the Nuggets and averaged 5.2 points (.400 FG%, .550 FT%), 4.6 rebounds, 1.02 blocks and 15.4 minutes…missed 22 games after surgery to repair a fractured right thumb…led the team in scoring twice and in rebounding nine times…scored in double figures on seven occasions and grabbed double-figure rebounds in three contests…had a career-high four steals in Los Angeles vs. the Lakers on Apr. 15…Season Highs:16 points (at Minnesota, Oct. 30), 12 rebounds (vs. L.A. Clippers, Apr. 12), four assists (at Toronto, Nov. 15), four blocks (five times), four steals (at L.A. Lakers, Apr. 15) and 31 minutes (at L.A. Lakers, Feb. 11).

2001-02 SEASON: Appeared in 24 games (one start) for the Nuggets and averaged 3.0 points (.338 FG%, .786 FT%), 3.2 rebounds, 1.17 blocks and 10.9 minutes…missed 17 games after surgery to repair a bone chip in his right wrist…missed 15 games due to a strained left shoulder…led Denver in rebounds twice…scored in double figures twice…joined the Nuggets after being the first-ever call-up from the NBA D-League…made his first NBA start at Detroit on Mar. 31 and totaled two points and five rebounds in 23 minutes…made his NBA debut at Portland on Nov. 23 and was scoreless in one minute…played in two games for the D-League’s Fayetteville Patriots where he averaged 6.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.50 blocks…was the first overall selection in the inaugural NBDL Draft…Season Highs:17 points (at Utah, Jan. 14), nine rebounds (at Utah, Jan. 14), five blocks (at Memphis, Apr. 9), two assists (vs. Houston, Apr. 16), two steals (vs. Houston, Apr. 16) and 24 minutes (twice).

2000-01 SEASON: Averaged 3.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in seven games for the IBA’s Fargo-Moorhead Beez.

1999-00 SEASON: Began his professional career with Jiangsu Nagang of the Chinese Basketball League and averaged 17.0 points, 13.5 rebounds and 2.50 blocks while shooting 53.6 percent from the field…joined the IBL’s New Mexico Slam late in the season and averaged 1.6 points and 1.6 rebounds in six regular season games.

NBA PLAYOFFS:
2013: Came off the bench in all 20 games in which he saw action for the NBA Champion HEAT and averaged 6.4 points (.807 FG%, .735 FT%), 3.8 rebounds, 1.10 blocks and 15.2 minutes…sat out two games as a DNP-CD and one game due to an NBA-imposed suspension…connected on 46 of 57 field goal attempts during the 2013 postseason…hit a HEAT postseason- record 18 consecutive field goal attempts from May 13-30…his 18 straight field goals made were the high by any player in the 2013 NBA Playoffs, eight more than the next highest individual total…become the first player in NBA postseason history to take at least 35 shots in a single postseason and shoot better than 75 percent from the field…shot over 72 percent from the floor in each of the four series…also set the HEAT postseason single-game record for most field goals made without a miss when he hit all seven of his attempts in Game 1 vs. Indiana on May 22…ranked third on the HEAT in blocks and dunks…topped the HEAT in blocks in eight games and in rebounds and steals once each…was Miami’s leading scorer off the bench five times and also led the HEAT reserves in rebounds and blocks 13 times each and in minutes once…scored in double figures on four occasions…appeared in all four games in the Opening Round vs. Milwaukee and averaged 8.3 points (.813 FG%, .583 FT%), 5.3 rebounds and 14.8 minutes…shot 13-16 from the floor vs. the Bucks…played in all five games in the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Chicago and averaged 6.0 points (.750 FG%, .857 FT%), 2.4 rebounds, 1.80 blocks and 12.8 minutes…appeared in six games in the Eastern Conference Finals vs. Indiana and averaged 7.2 points (.889 FG%, .846 FT%), 4.7 rebounds, 1.33 blocks and 18.2 minutes…sat out Game 6 at Indiana on June 1 due to an NBA-imposed suspension…hit his first 15 field goal attempts in the Indiana series and finished 16-18 from the floor in the series…recorded postseason career highs in points (16) and field goals made (7) in the Game 1 overtime win vs. the Pacers on May 22…appeared in five games in the NBA Finals vs. San Antonio and averaged 4.4 points (.727 FG%, .600 FT%), 3.0 rebounds and 14.2 minutes…sat out Games 4 (June 13) and 5 (June 16) in San Antonio as a DNP-CD…2011:Appeared in all five games (no starts) for Denver against Oklahoma City and averaged 4.8 points (.636 FG%, .714 FT%), 2.8 rebounds, 1.40 blocks and 14.6 minutes…led the Nuggets in blocks…scored in double figures once…made a postseason career-high seven free throws in Game 3 at Denver on Apr. 23…2010:Appeared in all six games (no starts) for the Nuggets against the Utah Jazz and averaged 4.5 points (.529 FG%, .643 FT%), 4.5 rebounds, 1.00 blocks and 19.3 minutes…suffered a torn patella tendon in his right knee on Apr. 19 in Game 2 but played the rest of the series…ranked second on the Nuggets in blocks…scored in double figures once…2009:Came off the bench in all 15 games in which he appeared for the Nuggets and averaged 6.5 points (.630 FG%, .659 FT%), 6.3 rebounds, 2.13 blocks and 21.9 minutes…ranked fifth in the NBA in blocks per game in the 2009 postseason…appeared in all five games in the Opening Round vs. New Orleans and averaged 7.6 points (.750 FG%, .667 FT%), 5.8 rebounds, 1.80 blocks and 22.6 minutes…saw action in four games in the Western Conference Semifinals vs. Dallas and averaged 6.0 points (.643 FG%, .600 FT%), 6.5 rebounds, 2.00 blocks and 19.5 minutes…had postseason career highs in blocks (6) and minutes (28:17) in Game 1 vs. Dallas on May 3…appeared in all six games in the Western Conference Finals vs. the Lakers and averaged 5.8 points (.542 FG%, .692 FT%), 6.7 rebounds, 2.50 blocks and 22.8 minutes...recorded postseason career highs in points (15) and field goals made (6) and attempted (9) in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals vs. the Lakers on May 23…recorded postseason career highs in Defensive (10) and total (14) rebounds vs. the Lakers in Game 4 on May 25…2004:Came off the bench in all five postseason games for the Nuggets and averaged 1.2 points (333 FG%, .000 FT%), 2.8 rebounds and 6.8 minutes…made his playoff debut at Minnesota on Apr. 18 and was scoreless with three rebounds and a block in 12 minutes.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Not drafted by the NBA out of college in 1999…played for Jiangsu Nagang of the Chinese Basketball League in 1999-2000…played with the New Mexico Slam of the International Basketball League in 1999-2000…played with the Fargo- Moorhead Beez of the International Basketball League in 2000-01…played with the Fayetteville Patriots of the NBA Development League in 2001-02…signed as a free agent by the Denver Nuggets on Nov. 21, 2001…signed as a free agent by the New Orleans Hornets on July 19, 2004…dismissed and disqualified from the NBA for two years by the league for violating the terms of the Anti-Drug Program on Jan. 27, 2006…signed as a free agent by the New Orleans Hornets on Mar. 5, 2008…signed as a free agent by the Nuggets on July 24, 2008…waived by the Nuggets on July 17, 2012…signed to a 10-day contract by the HEAT on Jan. 20, 2013…signed to a second 10-day contract by the HEAT on Jan. 30, 2013…signed for the remainder of the season by the HEAT on Feb. 8, 2013…re-signed with the HEAT on July 10, 2013.

HONORS:
2004-05: Finished fourth in the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk Contest at All- Star Weekend…2003-04: Finished third in the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk Contest at All- Star Weekend.

COLLEGE:
Played one season at Blinn College in Brenham, TX…appeared in 29 games as a freshman in 1997-98 and averaged 10.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4.67 blocks and 21.3 minutes while shooting 50.5 percent from the floor.

PERSONAL:
Nickname is “Birdman”…has one older sister, April, and one younger sister, Tamie…raised $20,000 for Mount Saint Vincent Home, a home in Denver for troubled and abused children, and later was honored at the home’s 2009 Silver Bell Ball…in Denver he was actively involved with Alliance for Choice in Education (ACE), which provides scholarship money for low-income families to use for private schools…along with Kyle Orton served as a spokesman for the Denver Rescue Mission as part of its 2010 Stamp Out Hunger campaign…was the 2005 Hornets Bugs & Bugs spokesman…had his artwork auctioned off for $3,500 at the 2005 Top Hats & High Tops benefit for Hornets children’s charities…accompanied the Nuggets on the Goodwill Tour to Europe in May 2002, where he toured six U.S. military bases in Italy, Turkey and Bosnia-Herzegovina and rode in a Blackhawk helicopter…enjoys fishing, movies, video games and golf…played several musical instruments growing up, including the trumpet, saxophone and baritone…had only 34 students in his high school senior class in Lola, TX, 120 miles north of Houston…wears size 15.5 sneakers.

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