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Ryan Anderson | Forward | #33

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
College: California
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (21) / BKN
Contract: view contract details

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The Wizards have interest in signing Ryan Anderson.
It's a really nice fit with the Wizards dying for a power forward. Plus, John Wall (knee) is at his best when he's kicking out for 3-pointers. Anderson made 36.6 percent from deep last year and ranked second among Western Conference power forwards in total 3-pointers made (Mirza Teletovic). Jun 27 - 6:42 PM

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The Kings are targeting unrestricted free agent Ryan Anderson.

He's from the area and the Kings will need some threes. They have invested their last two draft picks on bigs and their multiple-year free agent signing last year was a big in Kosta Koufos. However, their offense is going to need some spacing. Anderson would be their top 3-point shooter next year and would be a mid-round target.
Jun 27 - 4:07 PM

The Pelicans are not expected to make a "strong push" to re-sign Ryan Anderson, according to John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

This is hardly a surprise, and it seems like both sides have been bracing for this outcome since long before the season officially ended. Ryno is looking for a big payday in free agency, and it's overwhelmingly likely to come from someone other than New Orleans. Depending on how it all shakes out, Anthony Davis could be spending a lot more time at the four than the five in 2016-17.
Jun 27 - 11:18 AM

Ryan Anderson is looking forward to his upcoming free agency.

Anderson will enter the market as an unrestricted free agent this summer and is looking forward to the experience. "For me, I want to play all the cards. I want to enjoy this process and see where New Orleans is at this summer," Anderson said. "I want to see where, I don’t know, Houston is at or Sacramento or Washington." We'll keep an eye on Anderson's destination, but he'll be a likely mid-round selection no matter where he ends up playing in 2016-17.
May 17 - 9:37 AM

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

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.
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Tim Frazier
3Norris Cole
SG1Eric Gordon
2Toney Douglas
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Quincy Pondexter
3Dante Cunningham
4Alonzo Gee
5James Ennis
6Jordan Hamilton
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
3Luke Babbitt
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Kendrick Perkins