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James Anderson | Guard/Forward

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/25/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 215
College: Oklahoma State

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James Anderson will come off the bench vs. the Raptors on Sunday.
Ben McLemore had his best game of the season on Friday vs. the Nets and Anderson is only averaging 12.4 minutes per game over his last five. Anderson is not on the fantasy radar and this demotion certainly doesn't help. Nov 15 - 7:44 PM

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James Anderson started at shooting guard against the Spurs on Monday, but he was benched in favor of Ben McLemore at halftime and played just seven minutes.

Anderson didn't record any stats, but he shouldn't have been owned in fantasy leagues anyways and it wouldn't be surprising if his days in the first unit are over.
Nov 10 - 1:08 AM

James Anderson will start in place of Darren Collison (hamstring) for Saturday's game against the Warriors.

Coach George Karl is a fan of Anderson's defense, so it makes some sense to start him out against Klay Thompson. Anderson has been struggling on offense lately and will return to the bench when the Kings are at full strength, so there is no need to give him a look in most leagues.
Nov 7 - 9:49 PM

James Anderson scored two points with five rebounds over 18 minutes in Friday's start at shooting guard.

Anderson has been a willing shooter but he hasn't looked great and he missed all four of his field goal attempts tonight. He has to show us something at least once before we'll entertain a pickup in any format.
Nov 7 - 2:57 AM

James Anderson launched 10 three-point attempts as a starter on Wednesday, hitting four of them to finish with 15 points, two assists, two steals and three turnovers in 25 minutes.

He drained three straight 3s early in the second half, which salvaged his line, but we're not expecting double-digit bombs again this season. George Karl is enamored with Anderson's defense, which may give him the edge to hold off Ben McLemore and Marco Belinelli at SG, but he's only worth a look if you need a handful of 3-pointers.
Nov 5 - 12:12 AM

James Anderson will start Wednesday's game alongside Rajon Rondo, Darren Collison, Rudy Gay and Willie Cauley-Stein.

George Karl dubbed Anderson the Kings' best perimeter defender during the preseason, so it's not a shock that he's getting the nod vs. Phoenix. Sacramento's rotations are in flux with DeMarcus Cousins injured and the team struggling to get wins, so there are no guarantees that Anderson will stick as a starter. There's too much competition and uncertainty to bother with him in standard leagues.
Nov 4 - 7:46 PM

Coach George Karl said James Anderson is the Kings' "best defender on the perimeter."

It sounds like he's definitely in the rotation and there's even a chance he starts. Anderson won't be seeing many minutes and won't get enough shots to produce much value. This is a negative to Ben McLemore and Marco Belinelli.
Oct 24 - 6:41 PM

James Anderson started for the Kings on Tuesday and hit 5-of-8 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points and three assists in 25 minutes.

The coaching staff likes him and he's making some noise, but that still doesn't mean you should target him in your fantasy draft. Just keep an eye on him going forward. Marco Belinelli and Ben McLemore should eat up enough of the shooting guard minutes to make Anderson an afterthought, even though he's had a nice preseason. If anything, just put him on your radar as a deep sleeper. Belinelli played 23 minutes and had 17 points and three 3-pointers, and BMac added six points, three boards, a steal and two blocks in 20 minutes.
Oct 14 - 1:36 AM

James Anderson has already earned the trust of Kings head coach George Karl.

"His numbers don’t tell you how well we think he’s playing," Karl said of Anderson. "He just kind of gives you a no-nonsense, low-maintenance type of personality on your first unit. ... I think he’s kind of my insurance blanket right now between [shooting guard] and [small forward]. He’s a guy that I trust already. He hasn’t played great, but he’s been solid." Anderson hasn't been lighting up the box score by any means, but his defense has drawn the attention of Karl. It sounds like Anderson could have a role this season, but he still isn't worth drafting in most leagues.
Oct 10 - 9:54 AM

James Anderson will start on Thursday against the Spurs.

He had a good run at Summer League and will likely has a good chance to make the team. With Marco Belinelli likely better in the second unit, Anderson could be more likely to start should Ben McLemore need to miss time.
Oct 8 - 8:48 PM

The Kings officially signed James Anderson to a multi-year contract on Thursday.

Anderson has quite a bit of competition for playing time in Sacramento with Ben McLemore, Marco Bellineli, Rudy Gay, Omri Casspi and Caron Butler all vying for minutes on the wings. It's going to be tough for him to emerge as a standard league asset next season.
Source: Sportando
Jul 16 - 3:11 PM

James Anderson did not play on Wednesday due to a groin injury.

Summer League coach John Welch said Anderson likely would have played in the regular season and he also joked he wanted to put Anderson in at halftime. Anderson did very well in summer league and the Kings ran a lot of plays for him. He could be a factor in deeper fantasy leagues.
Jul 15 - 8:43 PM

James Anderson said his goal this offseason is to become a more consistent shooter from 3-point range.

Anderson averaged 10.1 points and 1.4 three-pointers per game during the 2014-15 season on 43.1 percent shooting. He'll be behind Marco Belinelli, Ben McLemore and Rudy Gay in the rotation, so there's no reason to target Anderson in any fantasy league.
Jul 7 - 6:16 PM

James Anderson has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Kings, according to league sources.

This signing won't make waves with Kings fans, but Sacramento is still set to meet with Rajon Rondo and Wesley Matthews after missing out on Monta Ellis. Anderson averaged 10.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.4 treys with the 76ers during the 2013-14 season, but shouldn't be on any fantasy radars after playing in Lithuania last season.
Jul 2 - 1:49 PM

James Anderson will play for the Pacers at summer league.

There was a report that Anderson was going to sign a contract with CSKA Moscow, but his agent denied it. Anderson spent last season playing with Zalgiris Kaunas of Lithuania, so it's good to see him get another shot at a NBA roster. He averaged 10.1 points, 3.8 boards, 1.8 assists and 1.4 3-pointers for the 76ers in the 2013-14 season, but even if he does make an NBA team, he won't be on the fantasy radar.
Jun 27 - 10:27 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Darren Collison
SG1Ben McLemore
2Marco Belinelli
3James Anderson
4Seth Curry
SF1Rudy Gay
2Omri Casspi
3Caron Butler
PF1DeMarcus Cousins
2Quincy Acy
3Eric Moreland
C1Willie Cauley-Stein
2Kosta Koufos