MIAMI -

According to a published report, the Birdman will be staying with the Heat.

Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Chris Andersen has signed a one-year deal to stay with Miami.

Andersen joined the Heat mid-season.

He provided a spark that helped Miami win 27-straight regular season games.

Birdman also became a key player during the Heat's second straight championship run.

Andersen was a fan favorite for his colorful tattoos and dynamic personality.