What is Chris Anderson Net Worth?
Chris Andersen’s net worth is $14 million.
The 6 ft 10 in big man was born in Long Beach, California but grew up in Iola, Texas. Andersen started to play basketball when his high school varsity basketball coach convinced him that the sport can give him a chance at a college scholarship.
Andersen couldn’t get the grades to attend the University of Houston that’s why he went to Blinn College in Brenham, Texas where he would play for one year and lead the National Junior College Athletic Association in blocks.
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Andersen’s high school coach set him up with a series of exhibition games, and a game in China led to an offer to play for the Chinese Basketball Association with the Jiangsu Nangang Dragons. After his stint in China, Andersen signed with the New Mexico Slam of the International Basketball League.
He then joined Fargo-Moorhead Beez of the International Basketball Association where he played seven games before being released. Later that year, he joined the Sugarland Sharks of the Southwest Basketball League.
Andersen signed another one-year contract worth $3.5 million with New Orleans. Unfortunately, due to Hurricane Katrina, the team temporarily relocated to Oklahoma and was called the Oklahoma City Hornets.
Before the 2008-2009 season, Andersen went back to the Denver Nuggets on a one-year $998k deal. He led the NBA in blocks that season as he averaged 2.5 blocks in 71 games played.
Andersen then signed a lucrative five-year $21.7 million deal to stay with the Denver Nuggets. However, on July 17, 2012, the Nuggets waived him via the amnesty clause to clear up cap space and avoid the luxury tax.
The Miami Heat signed Andersen to back-to-back 10-day contracts before signing him for the rest of the season. He was a key role player for the Heat as they went on a 27-game winning streak after joining the team.