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James Anderson | Guard/Forward | #5

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/25/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 215
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (20) / SA
Contract: view contract details

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James Anderson plans to leave the NBA and sign in Europe, according to David Pick.
Pick reports that Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Fenerbahce are all in the mix to sign Anderson, so it sounds like Anderson could sign soon. After averaging 3.5 points per game with the Kings last season, the 27-year-old will now be even further off the fantasy radar than he already was. May 19 - 10:30 AM

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James Anderson started in place of Rudy Gay (rest) on Tuesday vs. the Blazers, scoring seven points with two assists, one rebound, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

Coach George Karl loves this guy for some reason, but he just doesn't produce. Even if Gay gets another maintenance day which is likely to happen, Anderson belongs on the wire.
Apr 6 - 1:03 AM

James Anderson started on Monday vs. the Bulls and finished with two points on 1-of-6 shooting with two boards, two assists and two turnovers in 15 minutes.

He averaged 5.4 points and 1.7 boards in 10 previous starts this season, so this wasn't a surprise. Coach George Karl might be his biggest fan, but Anderson belongs on the wire in all leagues.
Mar 21 - 11:48 PM

James Anderson will start on Monday vs. the Bulls.

He's posted averages of 5.4 points and 1.7 boards in 10 previous starts this season, so he's not a fantasy option. Coach George Karl loves this guy.
Mar 21 - 6:51 PM

James Anderson will start at shooting guard on Friday.

Anderson dropped 17 points with three 3-pointers, four rebounds and one steal as a starter on Wednesday, but owners shouldn't expect a repeat performance. He's only worth a look as a punt play, or as a short-term option in deep leagues.
Mar 18 - 7:07 PM

James Anderson will start at shooting guard against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

He'll slide over the two tonight and should get at least minutes in the 20s. Seth Curry should still get minutes at backup point and shooting guard. Anderson isn't a great fantasy option.
Mar 16 - 8:24 PM

James Anderson came off the bench on Wednesday and failed to score in just five minutes of action.

Anderson went from the starting lineup to being a near DNP-CD tonight. If you needed further confirmation that he's not a viable fantasy option, this is it.
Mar 3 - 12:27 AM

James Anderson will come off the Kings' bench on Wednesday.

Omri Casspi will take his place in the starting lineup. Anderson wasn't a viable option even as a starter (he had three points in 18 minutes on Monday), so this shouldn't impact any fantasy lineups.
Mar 2 - 7:53 PM

James Anderson will start in place of Rudy Gay (shoulder) on Monday vs. the Thunder.

He will be defending Kevin Durant tonight, so that will be interesting to say the least. Gay is day-to-day and Anderson isn't worth picking up in any league. Rajon Rondo, Ben McLemore, Quincy Acy and DeMarcus Cousins are also starting.
Feb 29 - 10:03 PM

James Anderson started the second half ahead of Marco Belinelli on Wednesday, but he finished scoreless with one rebound and one steal in just five minutes of action.

The veteran didn't play in the first half but George Karl opted for a more defense-oriented lineup, before rolling with Darren Collison at SG down the stretch. Anderson has made less than 1/3 of his field goal attempts this season, while shooting 27.8 percent from downtown, and he's not a fantasy option at any depth.
Feb 10 - 11:47 PM

James Anderson started Sunday's game in place of Rudy Gay (ankle), but finished with only two points, two rebounds and two blocks in 18 minutes.

George Karl may have started Anderson ahead of Omri Casspi to give the second unit more offensive punch. Regardless, Anderson's dud wasn't the least bit surprising -- his lone double-digit scoring game came back on Nov. 4, and he's not an option in any fantasy format.
Feb 7 - 4:39 PM

James Anderson will start on Sunday vs. the Celtics.

Omri Casspi was expected to start in place of Rudy Gay (ankle), so this is an odd move to say the least. Coach George Karl is on the hot seat, so this move could backfire if the Kings can't get a result. Anderson is not an option in fantasy leagues.
Feb 7 - 1:09 PM

James Anderson (strained hamstring) did not play vs. New Orleans on Wednesday.

He was considered 'probable' and his inactivity was likely the result of a coach's decision. He's not a relevant fantasy player and we're taking him off the injury report.
Jan 14 - 1:52 AM

James Anderson (left hamstring strain) is probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

He is averaging just 10.1 minutes per game this season, so he is not on the fantasy radar. Leave him on the wire.
Jan 12 - 8:01 PM

James Anderson (left hamstring strain) will not play against the Warriors on Saturday.

He did play 13 minutes Thursday due to the injury to Omri Casspi (back), so he may have hurt himself there. Anderson won't be in the rotation once the Kings get healthy again.
Jan 9 - 3:13 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Darren Collison
SG1Seth Curry
2Ben McLemore
3Marco Belinelli
4James Anderson
SF1Rudy Gay
2Omri Casspi
3Caron Butler
PF1Willie Cauley-Stein
2Quincy Acy
3Eric Moreland
4Duje Dukan
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Kosta Koufos