Chris Andersen is an interesting character. Whether it's his tattoos or weird hair, his appearance is always a little out there. Taking on a player like Andersen isn't your normal, everyday free-agent acquisition. Acquiring a player like Chris usually comes with some baggage.
So, as the rumors surrounding Andersen's next destination continue to swirl, will the wacky veteran be picked up? Is he even worth the trouble?
Yes and yes.
The 34-year-old big man might not have the most impressive stat line, averaging just over five points, four rebounds and one block per game in his career, but he hustles and plays harder than a lot of big men in the NBA.
Andersen can be a huge help to any team's defense, which he showed in the 2007-2008 season when he averaged 2.3 blocks per game, which was second in the entire league.
Andersen has spent his career making the most of his opportunities, as he's only averaged over 20 minutes per game three times in his career. Andersen has been great at spelling other great big men like Nene in Denver, and producing off the bench.
"Birdman" was released from the Nuggets ...
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