By Tim Polzer
February 08, 2013

Chris Andersen is ending his second 10-day contract with the Heat. (Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images) Chris Andersen is ending his second 10-day contract with the Heat. (Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Miami Heat have signed forward/center Chris Andersen for the remainder of the season.

Andersen is coming off two consecutive 10-day contracts with the team, and will be added to the 15-man roster. His 6-10 presence has given the Heat a steady rebounder off the bench.

He averaged 3.7 points and four rebounds, while averaging 10 minutes in the six games he's played since signing on Jan. 20. His last previous NBA stint was with the Nuggets in March of 2012.

Andersen gained a following and the nickname "Birdman" for his long arm span that made him one of the league's most dynamic shot-blockers and his almost head-to-toe collection of colorful tattoos.

was banned by the NBA for his Colorado home was searched as part of an investigation used the amnesty clause to waive him

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