Heat sign Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen to a 10-day contract


The Heat have the best record in the Eastern Conference, yet they haven’t been anywhere near invincible this season. In the games they’ve lost, Miami has been crushed on the boards, and it’s been an ongoing concern throughout the season.

The team took action to improve in that category by signing Chris Andersen to a 10-day contract on Sunday.

The Heat rank 26th in rebound rate, an advanced statistic that measures the percentage of missed shots a team rebounds.

Andersen played 10 NBA seasons, most recently with the Denver Nuggets in 2011-12. He appeared in 32 games for them, while averaging 5.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.3 blocked shots in 15.2 minutes of action.

He was waived by the Nuggets under the amnesty provision of the new collective bargaining agreement, which allowed the team to get the remainder of his two-year, $9.3 million contract off the books.

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.

Carmelo Anthony drops 21 on Wizards in preseason Friday

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We had an efficient Carmelo Anthony sighting in the preseason.

Anthony and the Knicks went up against the Wizards and ‘Melo hit 10-of-15 shots to score 21 points. He also had four rebounds and four assists.

Derrick Williams had 23 points on 11 shots to lead the Knicks in scoring, and New York won 115-104.