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Ryan Anderson | Forward | #3

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
College: California
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (21) / BKN
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Ryan Anderson is a big fan of Mike D'Antoni's style of play.
He's also likely a big fan of $80 million over four years. "Ever since I've seen his system and his style of play I knew that was the style I wanted to play under," Anderson said. "I can't wait to play in this system. I can't wait to play for Coach D'Antoni. I can't wait to play with James Harden and company." He should get plenty of open looks from distance in his new home, but he'll need to stay on the floor in order to take full advantage of the opportunity. Jul 6 - 12:35 PM

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Unrestricted free agent Ryan Anderson plans to sign a four-year, $80 million deal with the Rockets.

The Rockets really wanted a face-to-face meeting with Anderson, and getting it could have been the difference. Anderson is an awesome fit for the Rockets to help them space the floor at the power forward spot. He's only started in 12 of his 127 games over the last two seasons, but he might be starting to give James Harden more room. His minutes should be in the same range around 30 during his age-28 season. He'll be a fantasy target in the late middle rounds as a guy who should be among the league leaders in 3-pointers with coach Mike D'Antoni calling the shots.
Jul 2 - 4:44 PM

Unrestricted free agent Ryan Anderson's Saturday meeting with the Rockets will be his final meeting.

According to the report, Anderson will "hunker down" and make a decision after that. Anderson reportedly met with the Raptors while he's also received interest from the Kings, Jazz, Nets, Lakers and Wizards. Based on some of the other deals, the 28-year-old sharpshooter should command a major offer.
Jul 2 - 2:11 PM

The Raptors have been linked with free agent forward Ryan Anderson.

He reportedly met with the Raptors on Friday, so he's been busy over the past 36 hours. So far, Anderson has also been linked with the Rockets, Jazz, Nets, Lakers, Wizards, Grizzlies and Kings. The Raptors could really use an upgrade at power forward, so Anderson would have some really nice value in Toronto.
Jul 2 - 1:33 PM

The Rockets will meet with unrestricted free agent Ryan Anderson Saturday morning.

They have been working to get a meeting and they have it now. Anderson should be able to get a hefty deal based on some of these previous contracts. Plus, the Rockets will make good use of Anderson's 3-point shooting.
Jul 1 - 5:08 PM

The Rockets are reportedly working towards getting a face-to-face meeting with unrestricted free agent Ryan Anderson.

Anderson would be an amazing fit in Mike D'Antoni's system, so the Rockets may be one of the more realistic teams to nab the stretch-four during free agency. The Jazz, Nets, Lakers, Wizards, Grizzlies and Kings are also said to be in pursuit of Anderson, but Houston and Brooklyn would make for the best fit in terms of fantasy hoops.
Jun 30 - 5:09 PM

The Utah Jazz are reportedly interested in Ryan Anderson.

The Jazz have also been rumored to be interested in Luol Deng and Solomon Hill, but the Jazz plan to be aggressive in pursuing Anderson as well. We'll keep an eye on the unrestricted free agent as July 1 approaches, but Anderson would likely come off the bench for the Jazz so signing in Utah wouldn't necessarily be the best thing for his fantasy value.
Jun 30 - 9:20 AM

The Lakers, Rockets, Wizards, Grizzlies and Kings are all reportedly in the running to sign Ryan Anderson as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

The Rockets aggressively pursued Anderson at the trade deadline this past season, and the fantasy prospects of Anderson playing in Mike D'Antoni's system is quite alluring. Anderson also had the Wizards on his wish list of preferred teams to go to at the deadline, so the interest there is mutual. Anderson is reportedly looking to join a playoff contender, so if the Lakers or Kings truly want him, they'll likely have to overpay. For what it's worth, Anderson was born and raised in Sacramento.
Jun 29 - 9:29 AM

The Wizards have interest in signing Ryan Anderson.

It's a really nice fit with the Wizards dying for a power forward. Plus, John Wall (knee) is at his best when he's kicking out for 3-pointers. Anderson made 36.6 percent from deep last year and ranked second among Western Conference power forwards in total 3-pointers made (Mirza Teletovic).
Jun 27 - 6:42 PM

The Kings are targeting unrestricted free agent Ryan Anderson.

He's from the area and the Kings will need some threes. They have invested their last two draft picks on bigs and their multiple-year free agent signing last year was a big in Kosta Koufos. However, their offense is going to need some spacing. Anderson would be their top 3-point shooter next year and would be a mid-round target.
Jun 27 - 4:07 PM

The Pelicans are not expected to make a "strong push" to re-sign Ryan Anderson, according to John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

This is hardly a surprise, and it seems like both sides have been bracing for this outcome since long before the season officially ended. Ryno is looking for a big payday in free agency, and it's overwhelmingly likely to come from someone other than New Orleans. Depending on how it all shakes out, Anthony Davis could be spending a lot more time at the four than the five in 2016-17.
Jun 27 - 11:18 AM

Ryan Anderson is looking forward to his upcoming free agency.

Anderson will enter the market as an unrestricted free agent this summer and is looking forward to the experience. "For me, I want to play all the cards. I want to enjoy this process and see where New Orleans is at this summer," Anderson said. "I want to see where, I don’t know, Houston is at or Sacramento or Washington." We'll keep an eye on Anderson's destination, but he'll be a likely mid-round selection no matter where he ends up playing in 2016-17.
May 17 - 9:37 AM

Ryan Anderson (sports hernia) will miss the Pelicans' regular-season finale Wednesday vs. Minnesota.

Injuries again have ended Anderson's season early, and he'll finish his 2015-16 campaign with averages of 17.0 points, 6.0 boards and 2.0 triples through 66 games. He's going to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and the prototypical stretch-four figures to earn a massive payday on the open market. He'll be worth a mid-round selection in next year's drafts, despite the injury risk.
Apr 12 - 7:04 PM

Ryan Anderson (sports hernia) will not play on Monday vs. the Bulls.

He's also not expected to play on Wednesday vs. the Wolves in the regular season finale. Leave Anderson on the wire.
Apr 10 - 7:35 PM

Ryan Anderson (sports hernia) will not suit up for Friday's game against the Lakers.

A specialist recommended surgery as Anderson's best course of action, so Ryno will likely spend the remainder of the season on the sidelines. He can be cut in all re-draft formats.
Apr 7 - 4:41 PM

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PF1Ryan Anderson
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