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Chris Birdman Andersen to return to Heat

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   July 10, 2013 at 4:33 PM   |   Comments

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July 10 (UPI) -- If the Birdman has anything to say about it, the Miami Heat will be going for a three-peat, and he'll be there to help.

Chris Andersen, who was a key player for the NBA champions in 2013, committed to re-signing with the team, sources confirmed.

Andersen will sign a one-year, $1.7 million deal with a second-year player option, a source close to the player said. He reportedly had choices with other teams, but "Miami was always No. 1."

The big man joined Miami in January, and was reportedly a team priority for the offseason.

The source said Andersen will sign the deal in Miami as soon as Wednesday, but then would head back to his off-season digs in Texas to hunt hogs.

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