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Chris Andersen agrees new Miami Heat deal

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Miami Heat are reported to have agreed a new deal with Chris Andersen with the Birdman opting to stay with the franchise for another year after winning the NBA championship.

Andersen joined the Heat half-way through their triumphant 2012-13 season; making 42 appearances in the regular season, and played a prominent role in the 27-game winning streak.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Andersen is ready for a tilt at another NBA ring after signing a one-year deal, while further reports claim the power forward will earn approximately $1.7 million.

The Birdman averaged 4.9 points and 4.1 rebounds off the bench during the regular season on the way to glory, with even more impressive stats of 6.4 points and 3.8 rebounds in the postseason.

Andersen established himself as a firm favourite of Heat fans during his first season thanks to his fiery personality on the court, which even led to a suspension for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals for a spat with Tyler Hansbrough of the Indiana Pacers.

Following the conclusion of the deal, Anderson will reportedly head back to his offseason home in Texas to relax following his exertions in 2012-13, which he will do by hunting hogs.

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