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Ryan Anderson | Forward

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
College: California
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Ryan Anderson made three 3-pointers on his way to 17 points in 17 minutes on Thursday, adding five rebounds, one assist and one turnover.
He's going to get his minutes in the mid 20s somehow and he'll have plenty of nights with three triples or more. Anderson is going to be worthy of mid-round value just because of all the triples, but he's not going to do much else. Oct 16 - 10:58 PM

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Ryan Anderson hit 3-of-8 shots (all 3-pointers) and had 14 points, three rebounds and a block Tuesday.

His neck is no longer an issue and he's going to have a productive season, even if he's coming off the bench. Put him down as a favorite to win the Sixth Man of the Year Award if things go well.
Oct 15 - 12:45 AM

Ryan Anderson said he's not sure how many minutes he'll see at small forward, but it's something he's comfortable doing.

Anderson spent some time at small forward during Friday's practice, and coach Monty Williams has stated he'll give Anderson some minutes at the 3-spot in specific situations. Anderson is a lights out shooter, and that will likely earn him enough minutes for relevancy in standard leagues. His ability to offer elite 3-point shooting from the power forward/center position makes him a fantasy asset worth gambling on.
Oct 10 - 2:59 PM

Ryan Anderson hit just 4-of-13 shots and was 0-for-4 from downtown, but still finished with 14 points and seven rebounds on Wednesday.

He was much more effective on Monday when he buried four 3-pointers, but given how bad the rest of his line was, the 14 & 7 are impressive. He might come off the bench this season for the Pelicans, but still looks like a must-own fantasy player.
Oct 8 - 11:03 PM

Ryan Anderson made four 3-pointers in 25 minutes on Monday, scoring a total of 14 points with six boards and two turnovers in 25 minutes.

He's going to get his minutes in the mid-20s somehow and will have a green light all season. Anderson attempted eight of his nine shots from beyond the arc and will be a top-10 triple guy as long as he's healthy.
Oct 6 - 11:32 PM

Ryan Anderson came off the bench to hit 4-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 12 points and two rebounds in 14 minutes of Saturday's preseason win over the Heat.

Anderson looked good and we're taking him off the injury report, for now. He had a serious neck injury last season, but it looks like he's good to go. He'll likely come off the bench for the Pelicans this season, but still has some serious mid-round intrigue in fantasy drafts. The starters, except for Darius Miller, who is filling in for Tyreke Evans (hamstring), played very limited minutes. Omer Asik played just six minutes, Anthony Davis played 11, and Eric Gordon and Jrue Holiday each played just 10 minutes.
Oct 4 - 10:05 PM

Ryan Anderson confirmed that he "felt good" after practicing for the first time since herniating discs in his neck last January.

"I didn’t have any moment [during practice] where I got hit or anything like that," Anderson said. "It was a normal day." He's been playing pickup games with teammates for two weeks and appears set to play without restrictions on opening night. He's a 3-point dynamo who won't hurt you in any categories, making him a nice risk vs. reward pick in the late-middle rounds.
Oct 1 - 12:20 PM

Ryan Anderson went through Tuesday's practice and showed "no sign of rust from injuries," according to Jennifer Hale of FOX Sports.

Coach Monty Williams said Anderson had a happy step and a good mojo entering training camp. He was cleared for contact earlier this month, but the team will likely ease him back into action. It's still unclear what his role will be and where he'll get his minutes, but he should still have no problem scoring in the teens while making at least 2.0 treys per game.
Sep 30 - 7:27 PM

Pelicans' coach Monty Williams said that Ryan Anderson could play some small forward in specific situations this season.

Williams also stressed that he doesn't want to force Anderson to play against the more mobile small forwards in the league, so it probably wouldn't be too often we see Ryno at the 3-spot. It'll be interesting to see how the minutes are distributed in the Pelicans rotation, but it's doubtful Anderson will be able to return to last season's averages of 36 minutes per game with Omer Asik in town, and Anthony Davis as the starting power forward. Still, Anderson will be able to provide fantasy owners with some stellar 3-point shooting from the power forward position, but due to the uncertainty of playing time he remains a risky mid-round selection with some upside in standard leagues.
Sep 29 - 4:44 PM

Ryan Anderson (neck) is getting back in shape and expects to "play with the guys" next week.

Anderson said he is increasing contact after working conservatively through rehab and started running in early August at a 24-hour gym in Sacramento. The 26-year-old added that his neck injury last season helped re-ignite his passion for the game and get mentally stronger. While Anderson will likely come off the bench for the Pelicans in 2014-15, he will be a valuable 3-point asset for fantasy owners if they're willing to take the risk on him in the middle rounds of drafts.
Sep 11 - 1:39 PM

Ryan Anderson (neck) has been cleared for contact in practice.

He said last week that he's expected to take contact in October, so this is great news for the sharpshooting forward. Anderson is likely going to come off the bench for the Pelicans next season, but he'll still have an excellent chance to make 2.5 triples per game. He's a risky mid-round selection with upside in standard leagues.
Sep 3 - 4:36 PM

Ryan Anderson (neck) said he is expecting to take contact in October.

He said he'll spend this offseason working on getting his neck and body stronger heading into training camp. Anderson has been taking part is drills and is able to work on his conditioning. He was lighting it up from 3-point range before his season-ending injury, so he should be a top-five guy from beyond the arc as long as he's healthy.
Aug 27 - 3:42 PM

Ryan Anderson said in a recent interview that his "recovery's been really smooth," and he expects to be 100 percent healthy by the start of training camp.

"I can do everything with the guys as far as shooting workouts, drills, weights and conditioning," Anderson said. "I just can’t play five-on-five or (even) one-on-one basketball... I have a few more weeks, so training camp I’ll be ready to go all out." Before going down last season Anderson was providing solid value, averaging 19.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 3.0 three-pointers a game. He will look to return to form this upcoming season, and will provide elite 3-point shooting to fantasy squads.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 25 - 5:18 PM

Pelicans GM Dell Demps said that Ryan Anderson (spinal surgery) is "back on the court, running, shooting," and will join the team in New Orleans next week.

Anderson's 2013-14 season ended with a scary spinal injury, but fortunately he's expected to be ready for New Orleans' training camp. He may find himself coming off the bench this season, with Omer Asik and Anthony Davis starting in the frontcourt, but Anderson's prolific 3-point shooting (3.0 per game prior to his injury last year) should earn him solid playing time and buoy his fantasy value.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 19 - 4:46 PM

The Pelicans are shopping Ryan Anderson in a trade, according to Yahoo! Sports.

The Pelicans traded their 2014 first-round draft pick in the Jrue Holiday deal, so they would like to get in the mix tonight. Anderson played just 22 games last year, but made a whopping 3.0 treys per game. He is on schedule to return from his neck surgery and should be ready for training camp. The arrival of Omer Asik could also hurt Anderson's playing time, but he should bury plenty of treys no matter where he plays.
Jun 26 - 7:15 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Jimmer Fredette
3Russ Smith
SG1Eric Gordon
2Austin Rivers
3Darius Miller
SF1Tyreke Evans
2John Salmons
3Luke Babbitt
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Jeff Withey
4Patric Young