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Ryan Anderson | Forward | #33

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
College: California
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (21) / BKN
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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

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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

Ryan Anderson (sports hernia) was told by a specialist that surgery is recommended, but he will now seek a second opinion.

With the Pelicans tanking and Anderson set to hit free agency this summer, it's safe to say that his season is over. We'll have an update when the Pelicans update his status, but his owners should move on if they haven't already.
Apr 5 - 10:33 PM

Ryan Anderson (sports hernia) will see a specialist on Monday.

The Specialist will determine whether or not Anderson will need surgery, so his status for the rest of the season isn't looking good. He obviously won't play on Sunday vs. the Nets, and the Pelicans may choose to shut him down for the rest of the season. In the meantime, Alexis Ajinca and Luke Babbitt will continue to benefit in his absence.
Apr 2 - 1:19 PM

Ryan Anderson (sports hernia) will not play vs. the Nuggets on Thursday.

Anderson will be a free agent this summer and is not going to play at less than 100 percent with the Pelicans tanking for a draft pick. Unless you can stash him in an IR spot, his owners should move on. For now, it looks like Alexis Ajinca is the most attractive frontcourt option in fantasy moving forward and he will continue to benefit sans Anderson.
Mar 31 - 12:09 PM

Ryan Anderson (sports hernia) didn't play on Wednesday, as expected.

Anderson is seeking a second opinion for the injury, which doesn't bode well. New Orleans has no reason to rush him back, if he's even cleared to play, and the vast majority of owners should cut him for a healthy alternative. His absence opens up more opportunities for Alexis Ajinca, Luke Babbitt and Dante Cunningham.
Mar 31 - 12:24 AM

Ryan Anderson has been diagnosed with a sports hernia, and will seek a second opinion from a specialist later this week.

The Pelicans have just 10 games remaining on the schedule, so it seems extremely unlikely that Anderson makes it back to the court this season, meaning those without an IR-spot should probably move on at this point. Luke Babbitt, Dante Cunningham and Alexis Ajinca will be logging major minutes as the few remaining bodies in New Orleans' frontcourt, and all those guys are worth a look in deep leagues with Babbitt and Ajinca being the more appealing prospects.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 29 - 3:55 PM

Ryan Anderson (groin) is being listed as "out" for Monday's game against the Knicks.

Anderson, playing for the 26-46 Pelicans is a prime shut down candidate, so we're going to consider him doubtful for Wednesday's game in San Antonio as well. It'll be Dante Cunningham and Luke Babbitt earning some extended run sans Ryno on Monday, with Alexis Ajinca being more involved in the offense. At this point, owners in league without an IR-spot will need to consider cutting Anderson.

Ryan Anderson (groin) has been ruled out for Saturday against the Raptors.

There is a very good chance Anderson is out for the year. The Pelicans added Jordan Hamilton to the mix and he should get minutes out of the gate. Dante Cunningham, Alexis Ajinca and Luke Babbitt will get most of the power forward minutes. Anderson is certainly a cut candidate.
Mar 25 - 5:05 PM

Ryan Anderson (groin) has been ruled out for Thursday against the Pacers.

He doesn't have a target date and there is some talk of him being shut down. The Pelicans will continue to use Luke Babbitt and Dante Cunningham for most of their minutes at forward. Anderson's fantasy owners will have to consider dropping him.
Mar 23 - 4:37 PM

Ryan Anderson said that while he's having trouble with the entire groin muscle on both his left and right side, the left is the one that's more susceptible to pain.

Anderson has sat out the past two games for New Orleans, and while a long-term prognosis has not yet been determined, it seems likely that he could be looking at a lengthy absence for the 26-44 Pelicans. Those in leagues without an IR-spot fighting to advance in the playoffs may need to consider moving on at this point. Luke Babbitt has moved into the starting five sans Ryno, and he's worth a look in deep leagues for those seeking some 3-point shooting.
Mar 23 - 10:52 AM

Updating a previous report, Ryan Anderson (groin) has officially been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Heat.

Anderson is dealing with a strain in both his left and right groin, and with the Pelicans having absolutely nothing to play for this could potentially turn into a lengthy absence for Ryno, although he did say he expects to play again this season. Omer Asik should see close to 30 minutes tonight with very little depth behind him, while Dante Cunningham and Luke Babbitt will see an uptick in minutes. Jrue Holiday, Toney Douglas and Tim Frazier will be asked to step it up on the offensive end sans Anderson.

Ryan Anderson (groins) is not on the injury report for Tuesday's game against the Heat, according to beat reporter John Reid.

Anderson was listed as "out" on Monday's injury report for Tuesday's matchup with Miami, and it's currently unclear if his absence from today's report is simply a clerical error, or if his injury has improved enough to let him play. We should have another update shortly, but if Anderson is able to gut it out, the fantasy value of Dante Cunningham, Omer Asik and Luke Babbitt will take a hit. Stay tuned.
Mar 22 - 6:01 PM

Alvin Gentry did not dismiss the possibility that Ryan Anderson (groin) could be shut down for the season.

That escalated quickly. Gentry's exact quote when asked about Anderson shutting it down for the year was "not right now," but he also added "there's some things that we're looking at there and we'll figure that one out too." The Pelicans are falling apart at the seams, and if Anderson misses extended time—which looks like a very real possibility—we're about to see a ton of Dante Cunningham and Luke Babbitt. So, there's that.
Mar 21 - 8:41 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Norris Cole
2Jrue Holiday
3Toney Douglas
4Tim Frazier
SG1Eric Gordon
2Bryce Dejean-Jones
3Tyreke Evans
SF1Alonzo Gee
2Dante Cunningham
3James Ennis
4Jordan Hamilton
5Quincy Pondexter
6Luke Babbitt
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Kendrick Perkins