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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
Contract: view contract details

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Ryan Anderson scored 17 points with four rebounds and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday.
The shots will be there for Anderson, especially with Tyreke Evans (knee) without a timetable. He'll likely flirt with top-50 value going forward as one of the top-10 in treys. Despite coming off the bench, a trade might hurt his value. Feb 5 - 12:48 AM

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Ryan Anderson scored just nine points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal, four turnovers and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

The dip in usage was the big story here, making just 3-of-9 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line. Even with Anthony Davis back, Anderson should be very good for as long as Tyreke Evans (knee) is out.
Feb 2 - 12:00 AM

Ryan Anderson scored 24 points off the bench on Saturday against the Nets with six rebounds, five assists, one block, two steals and five 3-pointers.

As long as Tyreke Evans (knee) is out, Anderson is going to be hanging some big stat lines. While coming off the bench isn't the sexiest thing in fantasy, shots are shots and Anderson is getting a lot of them with other stats. Expect him to be in the top-50 neighborhood in standard leagues going forward. He was a third-rounder in January.
Jan 30 - 11:06 PM

The Pistons will pursue Ryan Anderson when he becomes a free agent this summer.

Detroit doesn't want to give up any assets, so they're not expected to make a move for Anderson prior to the Feb. 18 deadline. Anderson should still receive a ton of interest at the deadline since he is on an expiring deal, but the Pelicans will be less likely to deal him if they keep winning games. Ryno could be a top-50 player for the rest of the season and just dropped 36 points vs. the Kings on Thursday.
Source: ESPN
Jan 29 - 9:24 AM

Ryan Anderson matched his career-high 36 points during a 114-105 win over the Kings on Thursday, adding nine rebounds, four assists and five 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

No Anthony Davis (concussion), no Tyreke Evans (knee), no Eric Gordon (finger), no problem. The Kings transformed into the Kangz in the first half and allowed Ryno to drop 30 points before halftime. He's going to feast as long as Davis is out and should be solid sans Evans, but expect Anderson to flirt with top-50 value going forward regardless.
Jan 29 - 12:46 AM

Ryan Anderson will likely be in the starting lineup for Thursday's game vs. the Kings with Anthony Davis (concussion) unavailable.

Anderson has been head coach Alvin Gentry's guy every time that Davis has found his way to the sidelines this season, so it would be surprising to see Gentry go a different route. Ryno will draw a favorable matchup against the Kings, and he could be more involved than usual on offense tonight with Tyreke Evans (knee) also on the sidelines, making him a very attractive DFS target.
Jan 28 - 7:09 PM

Ryan Anderson scored 22 points with nine boards, one block and three 3-pointers vs. the Rockets on Monday.

The big news of the game was that Anthony Davis was diagnosed with a concussion, so Anderson played 37 minutes in this one and should be the starter moving forward until Davis clears the NBA's concussion protocol. He could be a popular name at the trade deadline, but Anderson has top-50 fantasy potential due to all the injuries piling up in New Orleans.
Jan 25 - 11:27 PM

Ryan Anderson buried six 3-pointers on his way to 23 points against the Bucks on Saturday, adding six rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 34 minutes.

His role in the offense should grow because the Pelicans need the extra spacing with Eric Gordon (finger) out for a month. His owners can expect him to make around 2.5 treys per game or possibly more, so that might buoy his value into the top-50 neighborhood while Gordon is out.
Jan 23 - 9:47 PM

The Pelicans may look to move Ryan Anderson by the trade deadline, according to sources of Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders.

With the salary cap set to spike next season, it could prove difficult for New Orleans to retain Anderson via free agency, so they may look to get what they can for him by moving him before the deadline. However, New Orleans won't take on a bad deal solely to get Ryan off the books, so if they don't receive an offer that truly benefits the team, they may look to just stay the course and hope for the best during free agency.
Jan 20 - 9:46 AM

Ryan Anderson hit just 1-of-6 shots for seven points, three rebounds, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer in 27 minutes of Tuesday's win over the Wolves.

Anthony Davis scored 35 in one of his best scoring nights of the season, which may not have been a coincidence. Anderson saw his nine-game streak of scoring in double digits broken tonight, but look for him to start a new streak on Thursday against the Pistons.
Jan 19 - 11:00 PM

Ryan Anderson exploded for a season-high 32 points on 12-of-19 shooting in just 29 minutes of play during Friday's win over the Hornets, adding six 3-pointers, and eight rebounds to his stat line.

Anderson is a perfect fit in Alvin Gentry’s system, and he’s cranking out mid-round value on the year behind solid averages of 16.7 points, 6.2 boards and an elite 2.0 three-pointers per game on 43.2 percent shooting. After some trade rumors regarding Anderson surfaced earlier in the year, New Orleans came out and said that they were only listening, and not actively pursuing a trade, so Ryno looks poised to close out the year as a steady mid-round guy in New Orleans.
Jan 16 - 12:01 AM

Ryan Anderson helped the Pelicans tie a franchise record with 16 made 3-pointers on Wednesday -- he shot 4-of-6 from deep to finish with 18 points in a road win at Sacramento.

Ryno shot 7-of-12 overall but added just one rebound with two steals and zero turnovers, and he played an unusually low 20 minutes off the bench. He averaged 42.5 minutes in his previous two games and New Orleans had success without him tonight, so Alvin Gentry opted to give him some extra rest. Teams have been contacting the Pelicans about Anderson's availability, but thus far they've shown no desire to move him.
Jan 14 - 1:51 AM

Ryan Anderson started for the second straight game on Tuesday vs. the Lakers, scoring 15 points on 7-of-19 shooting.

The forward also added seven boards, two assists, one block, one 3-pointer and three turnovers in 42 minutes. He played 43 minutes against the Clippers on Sunday, so it's obvious that he will have a massive role every time Anthony Davis (back) sits. Anderson will be a hot commodity at the NBA trade deadline, but his owners shouldn't be too concerned.
Jan 13 - 2:07 AM

Ryan Anderson will start on Tuesday vs. the Lakers as expected.

Anthony Davis (back) is sitting out for the second straight game, so Anderson is looking at heavy minutes. In his previous start on Sunday, Anderson scored 16 points with 10 boards and two 3-pointers in 43 minutes. Make sure he is active in all lineups.
Jan 12 - 10:37 PM

The Pelicans are receiving trade inquiries on Ryan Anderson, but are not initiating those calls, according to head coach Alvin Gentry.

Anderson is set to be a free agent after the 2015-16 season, but it sounds like the Pelicans would prefer to hold onto him for now. "Yeah, but [he is consistently mentioned privately to reporters] by the other teams," Gentry said. "Not by us, though. It's always the other team. We like Ryan on our team." Anderson has played well alongside Anthony Davis this season and should be in fantasy lineups as long as he's on the court.
Source: USA Today
Jan 12 - 10:10 AM

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All Positions
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Norris Cole
3Toney Douglas
SG1Tyreke Evans
2Eric Gordon
3Bryce Dejean-Jones
SF1Alonzo Gee
2Dante Cunningham
3Quincy Pondexter
4Luke Babbitt
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Alexis Ajinca
2Omer Asik
3Kendrick Perkins