Heat sign Birdman

Former Denver player gets another NBA chance

Published On: Jan 20 2013 12:52:31 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 20 2013 01:12:46 PM EST

Chris Andersen is getting another chance in the NBA.

The Miami Heat have signed Andersen to a 10-day contract. The Heat also brought forward-center Jarvis Varnado back for a second 10-day deal.

Andersen worked out for the Heat about two weeks ago and remained in the team's plans.Andersen has averaged 5.4 points and 5.2 rebounds in his NBA career. His last appearance was with Denver on March 25.

The Heat did not re-sign center Josh Harrellson to another contract.

Owner Micky Arison announced the signings Sunday morning.