Chris Andersen

Chris Andersen ( * July 7, 1978 in Long Beach, California) is an American professional basketball player who played until 2012 when the Denver Nuggets and the New Orleans Hornets of the National Basketball Association. Currently, he is with the Miami Heat under contract.


Andersen played one year at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas. He stayed discount 1999 NBA Draft and began his professional career in the Chinese Basketball League. His NBA career started at the Denver Nuggets. After four years he moved to the New Orleans Hornets, where he played for two years. In 2006, it was closed due to drug use by the NBA for two years, so that he could continue his career until 2008. In 2008 he moved back to the Nuggets. There he played four years until 2012. Nuggets The use in the summer of 2012, a clause in the NBA contracts to the contract with Andersen to dissolve prematurely. Since January 2013, he plays for the Miami Heat.