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Miami signed Chris "Birdman" Andersen for the veteran's minimum midseason, and it's paid huge dividends.
In all likelihood they won't be able to get such a bargain on Andersen's services next year; however, the Heat should still bring him back. Miami can use its $3 million taxpayer mid-level exception on Andersen, and he's worth it.
"Birdman" has been outstanding for the Heat this season, especially in the playoffs.
He's played a pivotal role in the Heat's rebounding ability improving, as he has been the Heat's top rebounder per 36 minutes. He's also been a physical presence on the defensive end, consistently blocking and affecting shots.
Plus, Andersen is more than competent offensively, which the Heat haven't often been able to say about their centers throughout the Big Three era. He's scoring 7.9 points on 82.9 percent shooting in the playoffs.
If he will sign for $3 million, bringing back Andersen is a no-brainer.