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MIAMI -- Chris Andersen is returning to the NBA champion Miami Heat, and at a bargain price. Garett Bolles Jersey . Andersen signed a $1.7 million, one-year deal Wednesday, becoming the latest in a long line of current Heat players who were willing to sacrifice some salary. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Udonis Haslem, Shane Battier and Ray Allen are among those who could have gotten more money either from the Heat or elsewhere when signing their current deals. And now, Andersen has done the same, a move that lessens the luxury tax burden the Heat will face this coming season. Andersen could have commanded $3.2 million from the Heat this season, but by taking the lesser deal, he saves the Heat more than $1.5 million on that looming tax bill. Andersen will also be receiving about $5 million this season from the Denver Nuggets, as part of the contract that his former club escaped from under the amnesty provision last year. Andersen averaged 4.9 points in 42 games this past season off the Heat bench, then averaged 6.4 points in 20 playoff games. The Heat were 54-8 in games where Andersen appeared, after he joined the team in late January as a free agent and quickly became an intregal part of Miamis big-man rotation. He shot 81 per cent from the floor during the playoffs. According to STATS, that is the best percentage ever by a player who attempted more than 50 shots in a single post-season. Andersen spent several days weighing a number of offers, though it was clear throughout free agency that his first choice was to stay in Miami. He resumed workouts at the teams practice facility within a week of Miamis championship parade, and committed last week to join James, Allen and other Heat teammates at the ESPY awards in Los Angeles on July 17. Aqib Talib Jersey . The news was first reported on Gonzalezs Twitter account and confirmed by the Rockies. Gonzalez has a six-week window before position players have their first workout at spring training in Arizona. Steve Atwater Jersey . Brazilian national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has confirmed that the veteran goalkeeper is set to join Toronto on loan, saying it will help him be ready for the World Cup. http:///...k-watson-jersey.html .Y. -- Jayna Hefford scored the winning goal Friday as Canada survived a scare with a 4-3 win over Sweden at the Four Nations womens hockey tournament. At the Gabba five years ago, Mitchell Starc and Mickey Arthur made their Australia Test debuts together: Starc as a player, Arthur as coach. A new era was beginning. The Argus review was complete, the fiasco of the 2010-11 Ashes was in the past. That years Gabba Test also marked David Warners debut, Nathan Lyons first home Test, and Michael Clarkes first home Test as full-time captain.Now, Arthur is back at the Gabba as coach - but not of Australia; his tenure famously ended on the eve of the 2013 Ashes in England with a surprise sacking and the installation of Darren Lehmann as his replacement. And so, just as Starc, Warner, Lyon and Usman Khawaja entered the Brisbane Test of 2011 with Arthur their mentor, now they approach the Gabba with Arthur in charge of their opposition: Pakistan.It is not a unique situation in international cricket and not even for Arthur, who had coached South Africa and then in 2012-13 coached Australia against them. Starc remembered Arthur as a nice guy, but said the Australians had moved on from his tenure, and described the group as a lot closer under Lehmann.He has been a coach of an Australian cricket team, he spent some time in domestic cricket in Australia, hell have a bit of knowledge around the Gabba and some of our players, Starc said of Arthur. But our team has changed immensely since he has been put out of the job... were a lot closer.Boofs [Lehmann] obviously brought his own coaching theories and concepts into the group, so the group has obviously changed personnel-wise as well. Weve developed massively as a squad since the time of Mickey Arthur, and I think all for the better.Starcs own Test career has taken off since Lehmann joined the squad. Under Arthur, Starc was in and out of the side and collected 30 wickets at 34.03. Under Lehmann, he has picked up 99 wickets at 25.73 and becomme one of the most effective bowlers in world cricket. Riley Dixon Jersey. This is not to suggest a correlation, for Starc was young and still developing his game during Arthurs reign, but Starc said there were clear differences between the two coaches.One probably rode the game a little bit more and I think at times found it hard to watch, Starc said. Whereas Boof instils a lot of confidence in you, he has got that laid back old-school attitude but doesnt sugar coat anything. I think thats what this young group needs as well, with some hard truths sometimes.Obviously over the last couple of months we havent played our best cricket but having a nice win in Adelaide and a good amount of cricket in the last 10 days to win that series against New Zealand pretty solidly. So I think weve got a bit of momentum behind us and Boof has been great to contribute to that.Pakistan enter this series ranked fourth in Test cricket while Australia are third, but notably both sides have spent time at No. 1 this year. Australia are searching for their first series win since the tour of New Zealand in February, having lost away to Sri Lanka and at home to South Africa, while Pakistan are coming off a series defeat in New Zealand.Theyve played some really good cricket over the last year-and-a-half to fight to the top of the world rankings in the last couple of months, Starc said of Pakistan. Theyve struggled in New Zealand and probably struggle a little more away from home - theyre really comfortable in the UAE.So its a good opportunity for us in this Test match in Brisbane to assert our dominance first up, make an impression in the first Test of the series, which we all know goes a long way to working out the final result. Wholesale Authentic JerseysWholesale NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticCheap Jerseys 2018Cheap Nike NFL JerseysWholesale Jerseys 2020Jerseys From China ' ' '
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