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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, who had scored in double figures in seven straight games and hit a season-high 29 on Thursday, missed all six of his shots and finished with just two points, six rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in 29 minutes Monday.
Ryno had finally heated up prior to this one, but fell back into a hole tonight. Hopefully he'll bounce back on Wednesday against the Baby Lakers, but given how inconsistent he's been this season, there are no guarantees. Dec 5 - 11:49 PM

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Ryan Anderson scored 18 points with six rebounds, three assists and four 3-pointers against the Nuggets on Friday.

He scored 11 points in the first quarter and was driving Nuggets coach Mike Malone up a wall. Anderson has 4.0 treys per game in his last three and is out of his slump from last month. Interestingly, he even played some minutes at the five tonight. He is trending up again for his patient owners in standard leagues.
Dec 3 - 2:49 AM

Ryan Anderson scored a season-high 29 points with five rebounds in 45 minutes during Thursday night’s double-overtime win against the Warriors.

Anderson drained five from beyond the arc and was tied with James Harden for the most points scored by a Rocket. Anderson does not provide many peripheral stats, but has scored double-digit points in six consecutive games and continues to be a good source of 3-pointers. He tends to be a streaky shooter, so it is wise to take advantage of him now that he is hot.
Dec 2 - 2:25 AM

Ryan Anderson played just 21 minutes and hit 4-of-7 shots and three 3-pointers for 11 points and two rebounds in Tuesday's ugly loss to the Jazz.

Anderson is in a funk. Despite seemingly custom-built to play for this Rockets team, he just hasn't been able to get it going. He's scored in double digits in five straight games, but is averaging just 12.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.4 steals and 2.2 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting in 27 minutes a night over his last five games. There's a long way to go and he still has plenty of time to turn it around. Consider him a buy-low option, and he shouldn't cost you much in a trade right now.
Nov 29 - 11:59 PM

Ryan Anderson hit just 3-of-11 shots and 1-of-6 3-pointers for seven points, seven rebounds and two assists in 30 minutes in Monday's 115-88 blowout win over the Sixers.

He was just 1-of-13 in his last game, which is disappointing considering he was coming off a pair of 20-point games before missing 20-of-24 shots in his next two games. He'll be fine and should get back on track on Wednesday against the Thunder.
Nov 14 - 11:34 PM

Ryan Anderson hit just 1-of-13 shots and was 1-of-7 from downtown for six points, eight rebounds and five fouls in 37 minutes of Saturday's loss to the Spurs.

As you can see, Ryno would have better had he actually made some shots tonight. He was hot coming in with 20-plus points in two straight, and double-figure scoring in six straight games before tonight's disaster. The Spurs are still a good defensive team and Anderson took a hit, but he should bounce back quickly, especially considering the minutes he got tonight. He's played at least 34 minutes in three straight game for the Rockets.
Nov 13 - 12:47 AM

Ryan Anderson hit 9-of-15 shots and five 3-pointers on his way to a season-high 23 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a steal in Thursday's win over the Wizards.

This was Anderson's first trip to the 20-point column in a game this season and it's all starting to come together for the big man. He's hit at least four 3-pointers in four straight games and the five he hit tonight were a season high. He's on fire after a slow start and should continue to get a ton of open shots and be a solid rebounder while playing alongside James Harden.
Nov 7 - 9:38 PM

Ryan Anderson scored 16 points with nine rebounds, three turnovers and four 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday.

After a dip in playing time on Friday due to coach Mike D'Antoni wanting more defense, Anderson is back to his normal role before this game got to garbage time and his two previous games over 30 minutes. He's made four treys in back-to-back games and is a good bet to lead all power forwards in 3-pointers this year. As long as he avoids some defensive lapses, he should get minutes in the low 30s most nights.
Nov 2 - 11:32 PM

Ryan Anderson bounced back on Sunday with 14 points and 12 rebounds during Houston's last-second win over the visiting Mavs.

Dallas limited Anderson to just five points on 2-of-5 shooting on Friday, but he was efficient in a bigger role tonight, hitting 6-of-10 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs. The bad news is that Anderson's line was very hollow with zero 3-pointers, assists, steals or blocks. At a minimum, owners can expect his 3-point numbers to spike as he meshes with his new team's offense.
Oct 30 - 11:17 PM

Ryan Anderson played 25 minutes against the Mavs on Friday with five points, four rebounds and one 3-pointer.

The Rockets had a lead, so coach Mike D'Antoni played K.J. McDaniels over Anderson late in this game. This may happen from time to time, but Anderson should make his money in the first half anyway. Stand pat.
Oct 29 - 2:04 AM

Ryan Anderson played 34 minutes in his Houston debut, scoring 14 points on 6-of-15 shooting with six boards, two 3-pointers, two steals, one assist and zero turnovers.

Ryno gives the Rockets the stable, court-spacing PF they've missed the past few seasons, and he's a promising fit in Mike D'Antoni's offense. His rebound rate should also increase after a down year coming off the bench in New Orleans, and he could be a steal for owners who landed him in the late-middle rounds. His 34 minutes tonight were four above last year's average.
Oct 27 - 1:42 AM

Ryan Anderson stayed hot in Sunday's win over the Pelicans, notching 21 points with four treys in 38 minutes.

He was 7-of-14 from the field with five rebounds and two blocks, and the heavy minutes in a meaningless preseason game means that he should be in excellent shape. Ryno does have a lengthy injury history, but he should thrive in Mike D'Antoni's system and looks like a nice mid-round pick with upside. He's averaging 19.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.0 treys through three preseason games.
Oct 9 - 10:20 AM

Ryan Anderson warmed up as Tuesday's exhibition progressed, finishing with 26 points, seven 3-pointers and seven rebounds in just 29 minutes of action.

Anderson went 8-of-16 from the field with 13 of his shot attempts coming beyond the arc. At least half of his shots from 2009-2013 were 3-point attempts, but that rate plummeted in New Orleans to a career-low 38.5 percent last season. Fantasy owners can expect an uptick in Mike D'Antoni's system, to say the least. His rebound numbers should also improve as a starter in a relatively thin frontcourt, and you'll have to spend a mid-round pick to get him.
Oct 4 - 10:42 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Tyler Ennis
SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Corey Brewer
3K.J. McDaniels
4Sam Dekker
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Montrezl Harrell
3Donatas Motiejunas
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Chinanu Onuaku