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Ryan Anderson | Forward

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
College: California
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Alvin Gentry said that in addition to using Ryan Anderson as a floor spacer during the 2015-16 season, he would like to see Anderson given more post-up opportunities.
"What people don't understand about Ryan Anderson is that he's more than just a spot-up shooter," said Gentry. "He's more than a guy who stretches the floor. He's got post-up skills. We can throw the ball to him down there. He can create a few things for us. We're going to try to incorporate all of those things into what we do as a system." Anderson had an up-and-down season last year, but it sounds like he'll have more opportunities in Gentry's uptempo system. He'll be worth a early-late round selection on draft day. Jul 21 - 6:01 PM

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Ryan Anderson scored 26 points against the Warriors on Thursday with five rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

He scored just seven points combined in his previous two games and it looked like giving Ryno big minutes was going to work before the Pelicans folded down the stretch. Anderson should be looking at extended playing time again on Saturday.
Apr 24 - 12:59 AM

Ryan Anderson hit 1-of-5 shots and played just nine minutes in Monday's Game 2 loss to the Warriors.

Anderson has been ice-cold since returning from his knee injury and he'll eventually get it turned around, but one has to wonder if it will happen this year or not.
Apr 21 - 1:20 AM

Ryan Anderson made 1-of-6 from the field for three points with five boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

The Pelicans just couldn't get anything out of their other big men besides Anthony Davis. It does make a lot of sense to add some spacing to their offense and put Ryno in the starting lineup, but Quincy Pondexter actually did a decent job in that regard today. Anderson will need to play better on defense to earn more minutes.
Apr 18 - 6:18 PM

Ryan Anderson scored 15 points in 27 minutes vs. Houston on Sunday, hitting 6-of-13 shots including two 3-pointers.

It's great to see Anderson healthy and once again knocking down some of his his plentiful attempts from the perimeter. He rounded out his evening with four rebounds and one turnover in 27 minutes, but didn't have any assists, steals or blocks to his credit.
Apr 12 - 9:44 PM

Ryan Anderson continued to flop in Friday's win over the Suns, hitting just 1-of-7 shots for three points, three rebounds and two blocks in 18 minutes.

Anderson's one make was a three and he's on a short leash with Monty Williams right now. If he makes some shots he'll probably get more playing time, but how much is certainly a question, and in the end he's certainly a guy you can drop. If you're desperate for threes, however, you might gamble on the chance for a bounce-back performance.
Apr 11 - 2:28 AM

Ryan Anderson was awful against the Grizzlies in 13 minutes on Wednesday, missing all six shots from the field with one rebound and one steal.

He didn't check in until the start of the second quarter and maybe coach Monty Williams is a little worried about Anderson's playing time. It also could have been due to the matchup because Anderson did play 31 minutes on Tuesday, so the back-to-back factor also comes into play here. Anderson has not looked good since his return, averaging 8.8 points, 3.8 boards, 0.8 assists and 1.4 treys on 29.8 percent from the field in his last five. We don't blame you if you want to cut him.
Apr 8 - 10:22 PM

Ryan Anderson knocked down a pair 3-pointers as part of a 12-point effort on Tuesday, adding nine rebounds, two assists and one block in 31 minutes off the Pelicans' bench.

Anderson's poor FG percentages are doing fantasy owners no favors (he shot 5-of-15 tonight) but his elite 3-point shooting gives him enough upside to be owned in standard leagues. The Pelicans are now clinging to the No. 8 seed with five games remaining, so Anderson's role with the second unit will be rock-solid in the coming week.
Apr 7 - 10:56 PM

Ryan Anderson logged 20 minutes off the bench on Friday, hitting 2-of-9 shots for nine points and five boards against the Kings.

Anderson hit just one three against a Kings team that is allergic to defending the 3-point line, but we're not going to get too critical during his second game back. The Hornets play four games next week and unless you don't need 3-point shooting we'd be hard pressed not to pick him up.
Apr 4 - 2:34 AM

Ryan Anderson said he experienced a little soreness following Wednesday's game.

I've tried to get a lot of rest and ice up," Anderson said. "A little bit sore naturally, but I feel good, really good." He played 22 minutes and scored 17 points in his return, so Anderson should get in the 24-28 minute range tonight. He's a good bet to score in the teens against the Kings tonight.
Apr 3 - 3:11 PM

Ryan Anderson finally returned from his knee injury and hit 5-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for 17 points and three rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench on Wednesday night.

Quincy Pondexter started and had 10 points in 18 minutes, but needed to hit 4-of-5 shots to get it done. Anderson should see more minutes going forward, barring any setbacks, and should be picked up immediately in all leagues. And if you're somehow holding Pondexter, look for a hot free agent to replace him. This was Anderson's first game since Feb. 21, and the Pelicans, who are in a battle to make the playoffs, are thrilled to have him back. They sit just 1.5 games behind the ailing Thunder for the No. 8 seed in the West.
Apr 2 - 2:20 AM

Ryan Anderson (knee) will return to action on Wednesday vs. the Lakers.

Anderson was able to go through a full-court scrimmage on Tuesday so his knee must have responded well. Head coach Monty Williams said that Anderson won't have an official minutes restriction, but he did day that he would ease him back into action. Anderson is by no means a must-own player with the season winding down, but he is worth a flier if you need help in 3-pointers.
Apr 1 - 1:51 PM

Ryan Anderson (knee) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Lakers.

Anderson went through his first full-court scrimmage on Tuesday and now has a chance to play against the Lakers. We'll update his status after Wednesday's shootaround, but fantasy owners with an extra roster spot will want to see if Anderson is available on waivers.
Mar 31 - 1:42 PM

Ryan Anderson (knee) said he's ready to return to the Pelicans' lineup at some point over the next three games.

Anderson is expected to go through his first full-court scrimmage workout Tuesday after missing the team's previous 17 games. "'I'm definitely going to be back on this road trip,'' Anderson said. ''That's my full intention." While Anderson isn't a must-add player in standard fantasy leagues, he's worth a flier for owners with an extra roster spot as long as he's able to stick to his outlined timetable.
Mar 31 - 10:31 AM

Ryan Anderson (knee) is expected to return on the Pelicans upcoming road trip.

The Pelicans play in three straight road games on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, but it's not clear which game the big man is tentatively targeting to make his return. Regardless, his return will only help the Pelicans in their playoff push, but he's not a must-add player at this point. His return should mean less small ball for New Orleans as well as a role reduction for Dante Cunningham.
Mar 30 - 1:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Norris Cole
SG1Eric Gordon
2Bryce Dejean-Jones
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Quincy Pondexter
3Alonzo Gee
4Luke Babbitt
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
3Dante Cunningham
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Kendrick Perkins