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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 scored 10 points with four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday.
He did have to go to the locker room for a cut on his face with about a minute left in the first half -- Anderson did start the second half. Somewhat surprisingly, Anderson's usage rate is actually up after the break, but his efficiency and minutes are both down quite a bit. He actually hasn't really been worth owning in standard leagues and is only a specialist. Mar 19 - 1:19 AM

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Ryan Anderson did not score on Wednesday with two rebounds and one assist in 16 minutes against the Lakers on Wednesday.

He did take a shot to the mouth in the second quarter and went to the locker room. Anderson did return to start the second half, but he didn't play in garbage time to keep his minutes down. He's really just a specialist at this point.
Mar 16 - 1:22 AM

Ryan Anderson scored 21 points with three rebounds, one steal and six 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

So much for the back injury. Anderson was left wide open for most of this game with 12 attempts from deep and his makes just buried the Bulls in the middle quarters. Anderson hasn't quite been affected by Lou Williams because he's only played 20 minutes next to him. Due to how he can't defend the post, he figures to lose playing time in certain spots with other lineup options. He's likely more of a specialist.
Mar 10 - 11:42 PM

Ryan Anderson (back) will return and start Friday night vs. the Bulls.

Anderson missed Wednesday's game due to the back issue but said he was "feeling a whole lot better" early on Friday. Eric Gordon will get bumped back to the bench with Anderson in the starting lineup. Sam Dekker will also see fewer minutes off the bench on Friday.
Mar 10 - 7:29 PM

Ryan Anderson (back) appears likely to play Friday night vs. the Bulls.

After sitting out Wednesday's game, Anderson is listed as questionable but seems to be on track to play. "I'm feeling a whole lot better. Each day I feel more and more loose," said Anderson on Friday after shootaround. Anderson's return would eat into the playing time and scoring opportunities of Lou Williams, Eric Gordon, Trevor Ariza and Sam Dekker. Check back Friday evening for confirmation on Anderson's status.
Mar 10 - 12:51 PM

Ryan Anderson (back) is questionable for Friday against the Bulls.

Coach Mike D'Antoni said Anderson is going to get some treatment on Wednesday and Thursday for his back, then they may decide if he should travel. Houston only has one game in Chicago before they come home for a national game against the Cavs, so traveling will be some valuable info on his status. The Rockets are going to sign Troy Williams, so that might be Anderson insurance. If he's out, expect to see more Lou Williams, Eric Gordon and Sam Dekker.
Mar 9 - 3:13 PM

Ryan Anderson (back) could travel to Chicago for the weekend if his back responds to treatment in the next 48 hours.

This is pretty much a non-update on Anderson. He's had a slew of back problems and was ruled out before warmups, so it's hard to expect him to play. The Rockets would likely go small again, which helps the value of Trevor Ariza, Lou Williams and Eric Gordon. Anderson is a drop candidate.
Mar 8 - 10:49 PM

Ryan Anderson (back) will not play Wednesday vs. Utah, as expected.

Anderson was doubtful heading into this one and didn't even participate during shootaround, so this isn't surprising at all. Eric Gordon is expected to move into the starting five tonight sans Ryno, and there will also be some more opportunity for Sam Dekker in the second unit. Mike D'Antoni hinted that Anderson could miss Friday's game against the Bulls as well, so for now, we'll be considering him doubtful for that one.
Mar 8 - 6:22 PM

Ryan Anderson (back) remains doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Jazz.

Anderson exited Monday's game after his back flared up on him, and his odds of taking the court tonight aren't looking great. Mike D'Antoni said that if Anderson is out, Eric Gordon will draw the start, although he'd still be a slightly risky DFS target with a tough matchup against Utah. Stay tuned.
Mar 8 - 11:52 AM

Ryan Anderson (back) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Jazz.

Anderson left Monday's night game in the fourth quarter due to tightness in his lower back and was unable to return. Sam Dekker has seen a big bump in minutes and production when Anderson has been sidelined previously this season. Trevor Ariza will also likely see additional playing time if Anderson is unable to play.
Mar 7 - 12:48 PM

Ryan Anderson (back) will not return on Monday vs. the Spurs.

He has some tightness in his lower back, but it's not a good sign that he's leaving a close game in the fourth quarter. Anderson will finish with seven points, two rebounds and one triple in 25 minutes. If he misses additional time, the Rockets could use more small-ball lineups with Trevor Ariza and Sam Dekker at the four.
Mar 6 - 10:31 PM

Ryan Anderson scored 23 points with seven rebounds, two assists and six 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.

The Rockets were getting close to the record for treys in a game with 20 makes in the first three quarters, but they didn't hit any after that. As for Anderson, February was his worst full month as a shooter on the season at just 35.4 percent from deep -- he was over 40 percent in November, December and January. Anderson's playing time is likely going to drop slightly because of Lou Williams, which allows Trevor Ariza to play more four. Expect Ryno to be more of a late-round guy.
Mar 2 - 1:31 AM

Ryan Anderson scored 18 points with three assists, two rebounds and four 3-pointers on Saturday vs. the Wolves.

Coach Mike D'Antoni wants the Rockets to shoot 50+ 3-pointers a night going forward, so Anderson is going to launch a ton of triples the rest of the way -- he attempted 13 treys tonight which was three shy of his season-high that he set back on Dec. 17 against these same Wolves. He finished 5-of-15 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line, but his lack of supporting stats really holds him back in standard leagues.
Feb 26 - 12:16 AM

Ryan Anderson (thumb) finished Wednesday's home loss 6-of-16 from the field and 5-of-10 from deep, scoring 17 points with six rebounds, one assist and no defensive stats in 31 minutes.

Anderson gashed his thumb recently but he was able to practice on Tuesday and his status was never in doubt tonight. The hot perimeter shooting proves that his thumb injury isn't an issue, but the same can't be said for his supporting stats -- he's just a late-round value this year due to middling averages of 5.0 boards, 1.0 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.2 blocks.
Feb 15 - 11:34 PM

Ryan Anderson (right thumb) will play Wednesday vs. Miami.

Anderson cut his right (shooting) thumb taking out the garbage over the weekend, but he was a full participant during shootaround and said that his thumb is giving him "no issues." Feel free to get him active.
Source: ESPN
Feb 15 - 12:39 PM