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Ryan Anderson | Forward | #15

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
College: California
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (21) / BKN
Contract: view contract details

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Ryan Anderson did not play on Saturday because of back tightness.
The Suns didn't say anything about this before the game and he wasn't on the injury report. Regardless, Anderson isn't going to see many minutes while the Suns are remotely healthy. Nov 10 - 11:54 PM

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Coach Igor Kokoskov said that there is a "very good chance" T.J. Warren (back) will play Tuesday against the Nets.

Warren sat out Sunday's game vs. Memphis with back spasms but it appears it will be just a one-game absence. Warren is averaging 15.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.5 treys in 24.6 minutes this season. Ryan Anderson started in place of Warren on Sunday and will likely get bumped back to the bench.
Nov 6 - 1:06 PM

T.J. Warren (back) is questionable to play Tuesday against the Nets.

Warren sat out Sunday's game with back spasms, and unfortunately, with back issues, prolonged rest tends to be the only remedy. We'll have a better idea on his status following Tuesday morning's shootaround, but if he's out again, Ryan Anderson would likely get another start and Mikal Bridges will have more opportunity for minutes.
Nov 5 - 4:21 PM

T.J. Warren (back) will not suit up for Sunday's game against the Grizzlies.

With Warren out of the lineup, Ryan Anderson will return to the starting five, and there should be more minutes available for Josh Jackson and Mikal Bridges. After today, the Suns are off until Tuesday, so hopefully, this is only a one-game absence for Warren.
Nov 4 - 7:22 PM

Trevor Ariza went scoreless in seven minutes on Wednesday, while fellow veteran starter Ryan Anderson had three points and three boards in five minutes.

Unsurprisingly, the Suns didn't view their fifth preseason game as a time for older players to shine. Ariza and Anderson have played steady minutes in exhibitions and that trend is likely to continue into the regular season -- what happens to the rotations closer to the All-Star is anyone's guess. Ariza makes sense as a roto-league target, but he's impossible to trust with an eye toward H2H fantasy playoffs.
Oct 11 - 12:53 AM

The Rockets have reportedly expressed interest in J.R. Smith.

The 32-year-old really struggled to make much of an impact with the Cavs last season, churning out averages of 8.3 points, 1.8 triples, 1.8 assists and not much else on 40.3% shooting. He's also due a little over $30 million over the next two seasons, but the Rockets could use some help on the wings and they might be interested in grabbing Smith's contract if they're also able to part ways with Ryan Anderson and his $41.6 million deal (owed over the next two seasons).
Aug 1 - 9:14 AM

P.J. Tucker came up big with 15 points, six rebounds, three 3-pointers, and a steal on 6-of-8 shooting in Sunday's Game 1 win vs. the Jazz.

Tucker didn't turn the ball over a single time in his 35 minutes, and it's a very promising sign for his role in this series that Luc Mbah a Moute (20 minutes) and Ryan Anderson (nine minutes) didn't cut into his playing time. Tucker is a strong, physical presence on the defensive end of the floor, and although he doesn't get a lot of ink on a top-heavy Rockets roster, the veteran has had a clear and consistent impact on Houston's success this season.
Apr 29 - 6:22 PM

The Rockets are starting Chris Paul, James Harden, Trevor Ariza, P.J. Tucker, and Clint Capela for Sunday's Game 1 vs. Utah.

No surprises here. Tucker is a better fit for Houston's starting five than Ryan Anderson, and the Rockets will also benefit from the return of Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) as well.
Apr 29 - 3:01 PM

Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) went through the non-contact portion of practice on Friday but is doubtful for Game 1 on Sunday vs. Utah.

Coach Mike D'Antoni said he thought Mbah a Moute would play in the series; however, he is not expected to be re-evaluated until next week. "The series, yes. Again, middle of next week I think they'll look at it real hard, see where he is," D'Antoni said. When LMAM does return, P.J. Tucker, Gerald Green, and Ryan Anderson will see their minutes reduced.
Apr 28 - 11:35 AM

Joe Johnson went scoreless with two rebounds and one block in seven minutes off the bench on Sunday.

The Rockets were playing without Ryan Anderson (ankle) and Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder), which prompted coach Mike D'Antoni to say pre-game that Johnson would absorb some backup PF minutes. Tonight's limited production says enough about his lack of appeal for DFS value, especially with Anderson questionable for Game 2.
Apr 16 - 12:00 AM

P.J. Tucker made 4-of-9 shots with three 3-pointers on Sunday, scoring 12 points with four rebounds and two blocks before fouling out in 24 minutes.

The veteran came in shooting 41.0 percent from downtown over the past 28 games, which is the best mark for any Rockets player in that span. He's averaging a career-best 1.3 triples per game this season and is making a living from wing 3-pointers -- he's just 29.8% on above-the-break threes this season, but a combined 40.4% from the corners. Ryan Anderson's return hasn't diminished his role at all, so continue using him as you have been for the past month.
Mar 18 - 10:08 PM

P.J. Tucker finished Thursday's home victory with three points on 1-of-7 shooting, eight rebounds (four offensive), two assists and one steal in 29 minutes.

Meanwhile, Luc Mbah a Moute chipped in 10 points, four boards, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes off the bench. Both guys have given Houston defensive versatility and rebounding, with competent spot-up 3-point shooting, but their roles could be complicated with Ryan Anderson (hip) aiming to play Saturday. Just keep an eye on the frontcourt rotation if you're relying on any of these guys in deep leagues.
Mar 15 - 10:59 PM

P.J. Tucker will remain in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Mavericks, with Ryan Anderson coming off the bench.

The Rockets are on a seven-game win-streak, so Mike D'Antoni doesn't want to mess with what they have going. Tucker is good for some triples and maybe some steals, but that's about it. Ryan Anderson still saw 30 minutes off the bench operating as a reserve on Friday, so how he enters the game won't have a major impact on his minutes.
Feb 11 - 5:27 PM

Eric Gordon (back) and Ryan Anderson (ankle) are both out for Wednesday against the Heat.

The Rockets will hold Gordon out until at least Friday after he returned on Tuesday. It doesn't sound like it's serious for Gordon, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see them manage him until the All-Star break. With him out, Gerald Green should take double-digit treys while Markel Brown could be playing more. Expect to see more Luc Mbah a Moute and P.J. Tucker, too.
Feb 7 - 6:57 PM

Nene (right knee contusion) won't travel with the Rockets for road games on Friday and Monday.

The earliest Nene could return is next Thursday's home game vs. the Wolves. Tarik Black (eye abrasion) will also miss at least one game, which should give guys like Clint Capela, P.J. Tucker and Ryan Anderson a bump in playing time.
Jan 10 - 11:08 PM

Luc Mbah a Moute (dislocated shoulder) hasn't been cleared for practices and he remains without a return timetable.

The good news is that Mbah a Moute went through a long workout prior to Sunday's practice and said he's feeling better. "I can't really guess [about a return date]," he said. "I'm regaining strength. The shoulder is healed. Range of motion is getting better. I'm starting to do stuff on the court, getting into basketball shape." Until Houston provides more details, we'll consider him out indefinitely.
Jan 7 - 6:40 PM

Nene (bruised right knee) will not return vs. the Magic on Wednesday.

The Rockets are blowing out the Magic so this could just be a precaution. He was already expected to sit the second half of this back-to-back set on Thursday, and the knee injury confirms he won't be active. Expect Tarik Black and Clint Capela to gain a handful of minutes in his absence.
Jan 3 - 8:59 PM

James Harden (foot), Clint Capela (face) and Ryan Anderson (back) are all good to go for Sunday's game against the Lakers.

Harden has yet to miss a game this season, and a bruised foot certainly wasn't going to be something to keep the MVP front-runner on the sidelines. Feel free to get all these guys active for a favorable matchup against the Lakers.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 05:22:00 PM

The Rockets' game notes list Clint Capela as being 'out' on Wednesday with a bruised left calf.

As usual, we'll caution against relying on game notes for lineup decisions . Capela recently dealt with a bruised left heel, so it's possible the calf injury is related to that, but we should have more information soon. If he does miss time, Nene, Tarik Black and Ryan Anderson should all see more minutes.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 02:42:00 PM

Luc Mbah a Moute's MRI revealed no significant damage in his shoulder, and the Rockets are optimistic that he'll return in 2-3 weeks.

He was diagnosed with a dislocation, which has since been re-set, and he will be re-evaluated in one week. This is great news for the Rockets, since Mbah a Moute's defense is part of the reason they rank No. 6 in defensive efficiency. P.J. Tucker and Ryan Anderson stand to gain the most in his absence, but there are no clear-cut fantasy winners here. It shouldn't take long for Houston to establish an official timetable for Mbah a Moute's return.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 02:57:00 PM

P.J. Tucker started the second half of Sunday's game in place of Ryan Anderson (back), posting eight points, seven rebounds, two 3-pointers and one steal in 28 minutes.

Mike D'Antoni recently toyed with the idea of alternating PFs based upon matchups, but he decided against it --Tucker only started the second half tonight because Anderson was injured. "The way we play, it doesn't really matter [if I start]," Tucker said. "For me and Ryan, it's a mindset of just doing what we do no matter ... what adjustments coach makes in the lineup." Unless Anderson misses extended time, Tucker is just a niche option for 3-pointers (1.3 per game), rebounds (6.0) and steals (1.3).
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 12:10:00 AM

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