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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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Ryan Anderson scored 24 points with six 3-pointers in Thursday's intrasquad scrimmage.
He apparently made it look easy as the Pelicans continue to talk him up. Anderson could be a big beneficiary with the system of Alvin Gentry, which featured the 3-point shot with some added pace in Phoenix and with the Warriors. If he can stay healthy, Ryno could be a top five in treys this year. Oct 1 - 11:26 PM

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Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said that Ryan Anderson will be "a big part" of the team this season.

"We are going to take a lot of 3-pointers and [Anderson] can make a whole lot of them," said Gentry. Anderson struggled after returning from herniated discs last season, shooting a career-low 34.0 percent from downtown, but he enters training camp healthy and fit. Anderson has emerged as a quiet value in the late rounds.
Sep 25 - 1:00 PM

Ryan Anderson said that he's easily in his best condition since joining the Pelicans after finally having a full offseason to focus on his training.

Anderson has lost 20 pounds this offseason in an effort to be better prepared for running in Alvin Gentry's uptempo attack, and he'll attempt to bounce-back after a disappointing 2014-15 season in which he compiled averages of 13.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.0 three-pointers per game on 39.9 percent shooting. Anderson has had some trouble staying healthy over the past few seasons, but taking him towards the late-round mitigates the risk.
Sep 17 - 3:54 PM

Ryan Anderson expressed excitement when describing what it will be like to play in Alvin Gentry's up-tempo system this upcoming season.

"My confidence level coming into this season is at an all-time high," said Anderson. "I’m really ready to go this year. And I’m really excited with this new staff and the new players we have involved. The up-tempo pace we’re going to play is exciting." Additionally, Anderson said that he's lost roughly 20 pounds this offseason, and he'll look to bounce-back after a disappointing 2014-15 campaign. For the first time in two years Anderson will enter training camp healthy, and he should see some increased opportunities on offense under Gentry. He's worth a late-round selection.
Sep 16 - 11:48 AM

Ryan Anderson has been putting in work this offseason going through high intensity training with Pelicans strength and conditioning coach Jason Sumerlin, and he reportedly looks "really thin."

"He moves a lot better," said Sumerlin. "He was jumping and dunking every play [in Los Angeles]. He’s been working." Anderson was a bit of a disappointment last season, only making it through 61 games to go with averages of 13.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.0 three-pointers per game on 39.9 percent shooting from the field. However, he could have some more opportunities running in Alvin Gentry's up-tempo offense, so he'll be worth an early-late round selection on draft day.
Sep 2 - 12:09 PM

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

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

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SF1Dante Cunningham
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3Chris Douglas-Roberts
4Alonzo Gee
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PF1Anthony Davis
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C1Omer Asik
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