Denver Nuggets cut Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen

Posted on: 10:11 pm, July 17, 2012, by and

Chris 'Birdman' Andersen

Chris 'Birdman' Andersen

DENVER — He’s a fan favorite known for his high-flying dunks and his signature mohawk. But Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen is no longer a member of the Denver Nuggets.

The Nuggets are using the amnesty clause, which means the team will waive Andersen and still pay him nearly $10 million for the next two seasons as per his contract. But it won’t impact the Nuggets’ salary cap.

The team cut Birdman Tuesday night. The 34-year-old hasn’t seen much action on the court recently. He played in 32 games last season and averaged about five points and four rebounds.

He hasn’t even been around since May when he was suspended from team activities after becoming the center of an investigation that is still pending by the Department of Internet Crimes Against Children in Douglas County.

Andersen claims extortion in that case.