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Chris Andersen

NameChris Andersen
PositionPower forward / Center
Height Ft6|height_in=10
Weight Lb228
TeamDenver Nuggets
Birth DateJuly 7, 1978(age 38)
Birth PlaceLong Beach, California
High SchoolIola HS (Iola, Texas)
CollegeBlinn College
Draft Year1999
Career Start1999
Years11999 2000|team1=Jiangsu Nangang (China)
Years22000 2001|team2=Fargo-Moorhead Beez (IBA)
Years32001|team3=Fayetteville Patriots (D-League)
Years4   |team4=Denver Nuggets
Years5   ,  |team5=New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets
Years6  present|team6=Denver Nuggets

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Chris Andersen (born July 7, 1978) is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. Nicknamed "Birdman", the 2.07 m (6 ft 10 in), 228 lb (103.4 kg ; 16.3 st) center/power forward received a two year ban from the NBA in 2006 for violating the league's drug policy, but was reinstated on March 4, 2008, and re-signed by the Hornets the next day.

Andersen was born in Long Beach, California, grew up in Iola, Texas, and played one year at Blinn College. He went undrafted in the 1999 NBA Draft and began his professional career in the Chinese Basketball League, and has played in the NBA for the Denver Nuggets and the New Orleans Hornets.

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