Andersen a Likely Amnesty Candidate?
Hey Paul, it’s definitely been a sad turn-of-events for The Birdman, Chris Andersen, who has seemed down-in-the-dumps since being pushed down the bench. I’ve always enjoyed being around Bird. He’s a guy — on and off the court — who thrives off energy and personality.
But reality has settled in with the Nuggets. They now have four younger big men who have provided more consistent energy at practices and games — Kenneth Faried, JaVale McGee, Kosta Koufos and Timofey Mozgov. Even Mozzy himself hasn’t played much lately — he seemed to be affected by the McGee acquisition and hasn’t had the same tenacity we saw earlier this season.
As for Bird, it’s definitely a possibility that Denver will use its amnesty on him next season. The Nuggets could also find a team willing to attempt to rejuvenate him.