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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 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

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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

James Anderson will reportedly sign with CSKA Moscow.

Anderson played for the 76ers in the 2013-14 season and averaged 10.1 points, 3.8 boards, 1.8 assists and 1.4 3-pointers, but he spent last season playing with Zalgiris Kaunas of Lithuania. This news means that we may not see Anderson back in the NBA for a while, but we will continue to track his progress.
Jun 21 - 12:25 PM

James Anderson signed a one-year deal with Zalgiris Kaunas of Lithuania.

Anderson averaged 10.1 points, 1.4 3-pointers, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.8 assists with the 76ers during the 2013-14 season, but will head overseas to play in the LKL and Euroleague for at least a year. Anderson is still only 25 years old so this may not be the last we see of him in the NBA, but he won't factor into the fantasy landscape for the 2014-15 season with this news.
Source: EuroHoops
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 09:17:00 AM

The 76ers waive G/F James Anderson.

This move opens up the door for rookie K.J McDaniels, and gives a boost to Tony Wroten. It will be interesting to watch the rotations develop over training camp, but as for James Anderson, he probably left the best possible situation from a fantasy perspective.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 06:47:00 PM

James Anderson hit 6-of-14 shots and five 3-pointers for 17 points, six rebounds, three assists and a block in Wednesday's loss to the Raptors.

Anderson has been hit-or-miss all season and had scored a total of 12 points over his previous three games, so don't kick yourself if you didn't see this coming. No one did.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 10:50:00 PM

James Anderson scored seven points on 3-of-8 shooting with two rebounds, one block and one three over 27 minutes on Friday against the Celtics.

Anderson and Tony Wroten (eight points, five assists, two steals, 24 minutes) have both disappeared lately and are too risky for use in most leagues. They could wake up at any time, but owners will want to look at them as desperation options at best.
Fri, Apr 4, 2014 11:38:00 PM

James Anderson had zero points, three rebound and two assists in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Bobcats.

In Anderson's last four games, he's scored 30, five, 19 and then zero points. There's going to be some inconsistency here because Anderson is simply not a legit NBA starter and Tony Wroten is going to get plenty of time off the bench. Owners in search of 3-pointers need to be willing to ride the waves.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 10:25:00 PM

James Anderson shot 2-of-8 from the field for five points with four boards, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer vs. the Pistons on Saturday.

He suffered what looked to be a small bruise to his knee and did not miss time. Anderson was coming off a huge 30-point game on Friday, but he couldn't hit his shots. Still, the steals, trey and stats in other areas made this a somewhat respectable line. He's worth owning in standard leagues as a low-upside, consistent guy.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 10:02:00 PM

James Anderson scored a game-high 30 points vs. the Rockets on Thursday with three boards, two assists and six 3-pointers on 11-of-18 from the field.

The Rockets must be his favorite matchup because he put up a career-high 36 against them last time on Nov. 13. Anderson hasn’t looked too great in his time since a leg injury, shooting just 32.1 percent from the field in his previous three games for averages of 8.3 points, 5.3 boards, 2.7 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 treys. His playing time is safe and things should improve like they did tonight. There should be enough value to own him in standard leagues.
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 10:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Darren Collison
3David Stockton
SG1Ben McLemore
2Marco Belinelli
3James Anderson
4Seth Curry
5Marshall Henderson
SF1Rudy Gay
2Omri Casspi
3Caron Butler
PF1DeMarcus Cousins
2Quincy Acy
3Eric Moreland
4Vince Hunter
C1Kosta Koufos
2Willie Cauley-Stein
3Arturas Gudaitis