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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 went 2-of-5 from the field and 4-of-4 from the stripe on his way to nine points, three boards, one 3-pointer, one steal and three turnovers during Sunday's Game 4 win over the Thunder.
Anderson has been struggling mightily during this first-round series, owning meager averages of 8.8 points, 6.0 boards and just 0.8 triples per contest on 36.4 percent shooting, yet the Rockets are now up 3-1 with the series headed back to Houston. It's just a tough matchup for Anderson, and there are no guarantees he'll bounce back in Game 5. Clint Capela was also really bad tonight with just four points, five boards, one assist and two turnovers in 18 minutes. Apr 23 - 7:12 PM

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Ryan Anderson had another brutal game on Wednesday, shooting 1-of-8 from the field and 0-of-7 from downtown for four points in 29 minutes.

Anderson added just three rebounds and one block, without any assists or steals, and this marks his second straight dud in the playoffs. The perimeter specialist is a combined 0-of-11 from deep in the postseason, yet his team has managed to reel off consecutive wins -- it's a testament to Houston's deep offensive firepower.
Apr 19 - 11:00 PM

Ryan Anderson drained 6-of-8 shots from downtown on Sunday, going 7-of-9 overall for 21 points, one rebound and one steal.

This crystallizes Ryno's role with the Rockets -- spot-up beyond the arc and spread out defenses. He's grabbed double-digit rebounds just twice all season, which is incredible given the Rockets' fast pace, and he's averaging a paltry 0.9 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.2 blocks. He is, in short, little more than a 3-point specialist.
Apr 9 - 9:09 PM

Ryan Anderson (ankle) looked good in his return against the Pistons on Friday, scoring nine points with three rebounds, one block and three 3-pointers in 13 minutes during the first half.

He had a limit for this game, but the Rockets have to be pleased how he started out today. Anderson will likely get additional limitations the rest of the season, so he isn't worth owning in most leagues.
Apr 7 - 9:27 PM

Ryan Anderson (ankle) will be limited to 15 minutes in the first half and then call it a night against the Pistons on Friday.

He's back after missing one week. Anderson's return to the lineup should take a few minutes away from the wings like Lou Williams, Trevor Ariza and Eric Gordon. He's still not someone fantasy owners should be picking up, especially with the Rockets having nothing to play for.
Apr 7 - 6:21 PM

Ryan Anderson (ankle) said he will return for Friday's game vs. the Pistons, but will play only limited minutes.

The Rockets are essentially locked into the three seed in the West, so they have no reason to push Anderson. However, he wants to get in rhythm prior to the start of the postseason. Neither Anderson nor the Rockets have given specifics as to exactly how much he'll play, but he probably won't log more than 20-25 minutes on Friday. Troy Williams loses most of his fantasy value with Anderson back in the mix. Also, Trevor Ariza will see less time at power forward.
Apr 7 - 11:52 AM

Ryan Anderson (ankle) said that his ankle is "feeling good" and that he's hopeful he will be cleared to play Friday vs. Detroit.

Anderson has missed six straight games since spraining his ankle back on March 24th but is currently feeling optimistic. "I feel really good," Anderson said. "I feel stronger. I've definitely lost weight since I've been hurt. I feel really good. I feel like I'm going to be back, ready to go better even than before I was hurt." Troy Williams will get bumped back the bench upon Anderson's return.
Apr 7 - 9:45 AM

Ryan Anderson (ankle) is hopeful for Friday's game vs. the Pistons.

The team listed him as doubtful, but he's likely closer to questionable. Anderson hasn't played since Mar. 24, so expect his workload to be limited right out of the gate. If you need 3-pointers, Anderson is your guy. Expect an update on Friday morning. Troy Williams will lose most of his appeal once Anderson returns.
Apr 6 - 1:35 PM

Ryan Anderson (ankle) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. Denver.

James Harden said during shootaround that he was hopeful Anderson would be able to return to the court for Friday's game against Detroit, and Troy Williams has already been announced as Houston's starting power forward tonight, so all signs are pointing towards Anderson sitting this one out. Right now the plan is for Anderson to practice on Thursday and if he gets through that without experiencing a setback he could be back in action on Friday.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: With Anderson off the floor this year, Harden, Gordon and Beverley all see between a 1.6-1.9% bump in usage, and it's likely that all of the Rockets main rotation players see major minutes due to the injuries to Anderson and Sam Dekker. Troy Williams saw 39 minutes against the Suns, but he's unlikely to follow that performance up with Harden back.
Apr 5 - 5:14 PM

James Harden said that he's hopeful Ryan Anderson (ankle) will be able to get back to the court for Friday's matchup with the Pistons.

Given that Harden is talking about Friday, it looks like it's safe to rule out Anderson for tonight's game. Troy Williams will get the start in his place, but he's not much more than a 3-point streamer in deep leagues. Anderson does appear to be on the verge of a return, but at this juncture in the fantasy season, he's still too risky to hang onto in leagues without an IR-spot.
Apr 5 - 12:04 PM

Ryan Anderson (ankle) is listed as doubtful in the game notes for Wednesday's matchup with Denver.

Anderson has missed five straight games after spraining his ankle back on March 24th. This is merely a 'game notes designation' so we will have to wait for a more reliable update from the team Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning after shootaround.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 4 - 1:36 PM

Ryan Anderson (ankle) is expected to miss at least the next five games for the Rockets.

He will not play on Sunday vs. the Thunder or Tuesday vs. the Warriors, and he's not expected to travel on their three-game road trip after those two games. The Rockets were "relieved" by the test results on Anderson's ankle, and they believe he will return before the end of the regular season. Based on this timetable, the earliest we would see him back is on Apr. 5 vs. the Nuggets, but that seems like a stretch -- coach Mike D'Antoni hinted that he would miss closer to two weeks. In the meantime, Lou Williams, Eric Gordon and Sam Dekker will likely see a bump in minutes.
Mar 26 - 1:48 PM

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said Ryan Anderson will "probably" be out for Tuesday's game against the Warriors.

"I hate it for Ryan," D'Antoni said. "I hate that he's not here. But we have enough to cover it up." Anderson has already been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Thunder and he currently doesn't have a timetable to return. With Anderson out, the Rockets will likely have to play more small ball with Trevor Ariza at the four, and D'Antoni mentioned that Lou Williams, Eric Gordon and Sam Dekker will likely see a bump in minutes.
Mar 26 - 10:39 AM

Ryan Anderson (sprained right ankle) has been ruled out of Sunday's game vs. the Thunder.

This news is not surprising. Anderson appeared to badly sprained his ankle Friday night when he landed on the foot of DeMarcus Cousins. At this point, it is unknown if Anderson will miss additional game(s) after Sunday, but the Rockets won't place too much importance on a few relatively meaningless regular season contests with the playoffs less than three weeks away. Eric Gordon may be inserted into the starting lineup on Sunday, with Trevor Ariza sliding to power forward. Sam Dekker will also see an uptick in minutes.
Mar 25 - 1:43 PM

Ryan Anderson (ankle) would not rule himself out of Sunday's game vs. OKC, but it appears he is unlikely to play.

Anderson sprained his right ankle in the second half of Friday's win over New Orleans. The Rockets are essentially locked into the three seed; thus, it makes sense to assume their focus will be on getting their roster as healthy as possible for the postseason. If Anderson does not play on Sunday, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle believes that the Rockets will likely start Trevor Ariza as the power forward and move Eric Gordon into the starting lineup.
Mar 25 - 11:32 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1James Harden
2Lou Williams
3Bobby Brown
4Isaiah Taylor
SG1Patrick Beverley
2Eric Gordon
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Sam Dekker
3Troy Williams
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Montrezl Harrell
3Kyle Wiltjer
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Chinanu Onuaku