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07:51 AM ET 01.08 | What kind of fit would ex-Denver Nuggets center Chris Andersen make for in Miami -- perhaps we'll find out. In its exploration to sign a big man, the Miami Heat will work out [Andersen], league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Andersen, famously known as "The Birdman," arrived in Miami on Monday for a physical and workouts over the next two days with the defending NBA champions, sources said. Heat president Pat Riley has been scouring the landscape to bolster a foundering frontcourt bench and appears to be intrigued with the possibility of discovering how much Andersen, 34, has left in his game. The Heat released center Josh Harrellson on Monday and now have two open roster spots.

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January 8, 2013  08:51 AM ET

The Birdman can sure get better tattoos in Miami

January 8, 2013  09:05 AM ET

...how much Andersen, 34, has left in his game




Nothing.

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January 8, 2013  09:14 AM ET

Flying Over The Cuckoos Nest, Bro?

January 8, 2013  09:47 AM ET

Thought the Birdman was a jailbird!!!

January 8, 2013  10:57 AM ET

Birdman would be a good role player, to a certain degree much like a Dennis Rodman. Lakers should learn from a move like this.

January 8, 2013  10:59 AM ET

"I'm the Birdman daddy, I fly in any weather" - Baby aka The Birdman

January 8, 2013  01:50 PM ET

He can find some really good drugs in Miami

January 8, 2013  02:08 PM ET

Speaking of Former Nuggets...

What's K-Mart up to these days?

January 8, 2013  03:03 PM ET

interesting move. Hard to say how it would turn out. could go good or bad pretty easily

January 8, 2013  03:12 PM ET

Question is???

What took them so long to waive Harrellson. He was pretty bad. It is hard to imagine that Birdman would not be an improvement, even if it is just a slight improvement.

I still can't believe that Vanardo was so bad that Pittman and Harrellson beat him out. The Heat should consider giving this guy another look.

January 8, 2013  05:08 PM ET

I thought they should have made this move about two seasons ago...garbage man who has his mind set on nothing but defending the rim and trying to get extra possessions for Lebron, Wade and Bosh. I can buy that

January 8, 2013  05:10 PM ET
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Birdman would be a good role player, to a certain degree much like a Dennis Rodman. Lakers should learn from a move like this.

Lakers have the ultimate role playing garbage man in Dwight, no one seems to know it yet tho. That should be his role on a team that is built to win titles.

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January 9, 2013  10:00 AM ET

Joel Anthony,Cole and a pick for Dalembert, then Chalmers & Jones for Kyle Lowry.

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