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Ryan Anderson | Forward | #33

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
College: California
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (21) / BKN
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Ryan Anderson scored three points with 10 rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer against the Mavs on Saturday.
His shot attempts and minutes have dropped so far this season with 33 minutes and 12 shots in the first game, 26 minutes and seven shots in the second, and 23 minutes and four shots in the third game. Anderson's upside just isn't high enough to hold unless you're using him as a specialist. Oct 21 - 11:51 PM

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Ryan Anderson (hip) returned to action on Monday vs. the Knicks with nine points in 27 minutes.

After missing some time last week a minor hip issue, Anderson looked healthy and should be 100 percent for the season opener next week. Unsurprisingly, seven of his eight shot attempts were from beyond the arc. He hit three 3-pointers on the night, adding three rebounds, one block and one steal. Ryno is injury-prone and his field goal percentage can be rough at times because he jacks up so many 3s, so he's strictly a late-round option.
Oct 9 - 11:21 PM

Ryan Anderson (hip) was a full participant during Sunday's practice and he's been cleared for Monday's preseason matchup with the Knicks.

Anderson was held out of Thursday's preseason game as a precautionary measure after a minor flare-up with his hip, but the plan was always to have him back in action on Monday night. Ryno will open the year as Houston's starting four-man, but he'll have some increased competition for minutes this season with the offseason addition of P.J. Tucker and Luc Mbah a Moute, so he might not be able to match last year's 29.4 minutes per contest.
Oct 8 - 4:00 PM

Ryan Anderson (hip) will not take the floor for Thursday's preseason matchup with the Shanghai Sharks.

Anderson suffered a minor hip injury in Tuesday's preseason opener against the Thunder, but head coach Mike D'Antoni said he expects to have Anderson back on the floor for Monday night's preseason matchup with the Knicks, so this sounds like a precautionary absence against a non-NBA team. Anderson doesn't offer a ton of upside, but he could be worth a late-round look for those seeking to add some triples from the power forward position.
Oct 4 - 1:52 PM

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Knicks have been reluctant to consider taking on forward Ryan Anderson from Houston in a deal centered around Carmelo Anthony.

Melo recently said that he's open to waiving his no-trade clause, but only if he can go to Houston or Cleveland. Anderson has been shopped by the Rockets for a while, but it's not going to be easy to move his contract -- he's owed $61 million over the next three seasons. The Knicks are finally embracing a rebuild and are trying to avoid long-term salary commitments to older players, so it's clear why Anderson doesn't fit into their plans.
Source: ESPN
Jul 3 - 10:35 AM

The Rockets are reportedly trying to find a team with cap space to take on Ryan Anderson in order to create more cap space for free agency this offseason.

Anderson is on the books for $19.6 million next season and owed $61.3 million over the next three years, which is a relatively reasonable contract for a four-man who connected on 40.3 percent of his 3-point attempts this past season. The Rockets have reportedly reached out to the Kings regarding a potential Ryno deal, but it's unclear if there is any mutual interest there.
Source: ESPN
Jun 28 - 11:20 AM

The Rockets have reportedly made Ryan Anderson, Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams available via trade in order to open up some cap space for free agency this summer.

Trading away these guys would help the Rockets bring in another superstar to play alongside James Harden, and thus far, they've been linked to Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Kyle Lowry, Paul Millsap and Paul George. Both Williams and Beverley make for very enticing trade chips as both guys are on the final year of their very cap friendly contracts, and Anderson's 3-point shooting prowess from the four-spot should be able to attract some potential suitors. Stay tuned.

Ryan Anderson went scoreless on his six attempts from the field in 25 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday, adding six rebounds and two turnovers.

The Rockets actually had some success with Ryan Anderson at the five during the season, but it just didn't work out against this team. He also had 72 games played this year after missing at least 14 games in each of the previous three years. He'll likely be in a similar role next year and will likely be in the neighborhood of his 13.6 points per game from 2016-17.
May 11 - 10:32 PM

Ryan Anderson scored 19 points off the bench vs. the Spurs in Game 5 on Tuesday, hitting 7-of-11 from the field with seven rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers.

Despite the move to the second unit, Anderson still played 36 minutes as the backup four and five as the Rockets used a seven-man rotation for the entire game. This was easily his best game of the postseason after averaging 9.3 points on 38.7 percent shooting in his previous nine games, so maybe he can keep it going for Game 6 on Thursday as the Rockets attempt to force a Game 7. Clint Capela added nine points, 11 rebounds, three blocks, one assist and one steal for the Rockets.
May 9 - 11:56 PM

Ryan Anderson said he expects to come off the bench for Game 5 in San Antonio on Tuesday with Nene (groin) unavailable.

It sounds like Eric Gordon will move into the starting five for Tuesday's Game 5 with Trevor Ariza sliding over to the four-spot, but Anderson should still get a good amount of minutes with the second unit as he helps man the center spot with Clint Capela. Check back for official confirmation on Houston's lineup closer to tip-off on Tuesday.

Ryan Anderson served as the Rockets' default center for long stretches during Game 4, finishing with 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting, three 3-pointers, four rebounds and one turnover.

Anderson came off the bench to start the second half, as the Rockets went small with Nene (groin) leaving in the first quarter. He played 32 minutes and made a handful of timely buckets, while holding his own against LaMarcus Aldridge defensively. Ryno's role for Game 5 on Tuesday hinges on Nene's availability.
May 8 - 12:06 AM

Ryan Anderson said he will look for other ways to contribute to the Rockets when his shot isn't falling following his 0-of-4 shooting performance in Game 3.

"I didn't have a lot of opportunities," Anderson said after being held to two points, one board and one steal in 29 minutes in Game 3. "That's going to happen sometimes. Obviously, they want to take me away from shooting. I have to do what I can to spread the court. I need to be aggressive, rebound the ball better. But there is going to be games where their attention is trying to take me out of shooting 3s. So, it just opens up spacing. That's why I'm here, for the space." The Spurs shifted Danny Green onto Anderson because Kawhi Leonard is now guarding James Harden, and given his current shooting slump, it's difficult to trust him in fantasy leagues -- Anderson's shooting 0-of-18 from 3-point range at home during the playoffs and 11-of-25 on the road.
May 7 - 10:11 AM

Ryan Anderson made his first seven shots on Wednesday, finishing 7-of-9 for 18 points with eight rebounds, four 3-pointers, one assist, and zero defensive stats or turnovers in 35 minutes.

Anderson landed hard on his left wrist in the third quarter, requiring a brief exit, but he soon returned and looked no worse for the wear. Ryno struggled in the first round this postseason, averaging 7.4 points on 33.3 percent shooting, but he's been hot in two games vs. the Spurs. His wrist was already wrapped coming into the game and we'll keep an eye on it as the series moves to Houston for Game 3 on Friday.
May 4 - 12:33 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Bobby Brown
3Demetrius Jackson
SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
SF1Trevor Ariza
2P.J. Tucker
3Troy Williams
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Luc Mbah a Moute
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Tarik Black
4Chinanu Onuaku
5Zhou Qi