Andersen Could Solve HEAT Problems
If center Chris Andersen is looking for a letter of recommendation for the Miami Heat, he’s got one from George Karl.
The Denver coach, who had Andersen with the Nuggets from 2008-12 until he was an amnesty victim last summer, said it would be a good move for Miami to sign Andersen. The Heat, desperate for rebounding help, worked Andersen out earlier this week.
“Oh, yeah, he has enough,” Karl said in an interview Wednesday with FOX Sports Florida when asked if Andersen, who got the nickname “Birdman” for his high-flying antics, still has much athleticism left at 34. “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.”
While the Heat worked out Andersen, there is no guarantee they will sign him. Midway through season, while also seeking a big man, they worked out free-agent power forward Rasheed Wallace, but he never joined the team. They eventually signed center Ronny Turiaf after he had been bought out by Denver.