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Ryan Anderson | Forward | #33

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
College: California
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (21) / BKN
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Ryan Anderson scored eight points with eight rebounds and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes against the Kings on Wednesday.
He continues to shoot the ball much worse at home with his 28th game at Toyota Center resulting in another subpar stat line. Anderson is probably going to have his minutes held in check, especially with Joe Johnson in the mix. He's only a specialist and most owners can probably do better. Feb 14 - 11:03 PM

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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.
Source: NBA.com
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

Eric Gordon (sore calf) and Ryan Anderson (illness) will play vs. the Knicks on Saturday.

Both guys practiced on Friday and Mike D'Antoni didn't mention any limitations, so they should both be ready to roll in a favorable matchup tonight. Deploy them as usual.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 06:20:00 PM

Luc Mbah a Moute exited Sunday's game with a bruised knee.

The Rockets lead by 30 points after three quarters, so it's safe to assume we won't be seeing Mbah a Moute again tonight. The Rockets don't play again until Thursday vs. the Cavs, so hopefully the veteran won't miss any more time -- if he does, Ryan Anderson and P.J. Tucker stand to gain the most.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 08:53:00 PM

Carmelo Anthony's camp is reportedly "cautiously optimistic" that the Knicks and Rockets will be able to come to terms on a deal by Monday.

New York will open up media day on Monday and Anthony is hoping that he'll no longer be sporting a Knicks' jersey when that happens, but to this point, it seems that New York and Houston have not made much progress on trade talks. The Rockets are reportedly unwilling to include Trevor Ariza in any deal for Melo, and the Knicks are uninterested in taking on Ryan Anderson's contract, so it looks like New York will need to find a third team to help facilitate this trade, a proposition that is easier said than done.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 12:56:00 PM

The Knicks and Rockets are reportedly working on a trade centered around Carmelo Anthony.

It's unclear at the moment exactly who the Rockets would be sending away to make this deal go down, but Adrian Wojnarowski reports that this potential blockbuster deal could involve two additional teams. In order to make the numbers work, Ryan Anderson would assuredly have to go, which could be a good thing for his fantasy value considering he likely wouldn't get many touches on Houston's new Superteam. The Melo-Mike D'Antoni pairing didn't go all that well the first time around, but perhaps Anthony will be more willing to embrace D'Antoni's system now that he'll no longer be the franchise player.
Wed, Jul 12, 2017 11:13:00 AM

James Harden has reportedly been prodding Houston management to make a strong push for signing Chris Paul as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Harden has also reached out to CP3 directly, and Houston has reportedly emerged as an "increasingly serious threat" to lure Paul away from Los Angeles during free agency. In order for the Rockets to create the cap space necessary to bring in CP3, they'll need to part ways with guys like Patrick Beverley, Ryan Anderson and Lou Williams. The Spurs are another team that will be contending for Paul's services, and should CP3 opt to leave the Clippers, he'd be leaving roughly $50 million on the table.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 11:09:00 AM

Eric Gordon will start for the Rockets in Game 5 vs. the Spurs on Tuesday.

This was expected, as Gordon started the second half of Game 4 for Houston after Nene (groin) was injured in the first half. Gordon finished with 22 points (on 8-of-13 shooting) in the contest, which tied his highest-scoring game of the postseason. Gordon will be a popular DFS play on Tuesday night. Ryan Anderson will come off the bench, serving as the team's backup center. Coach Mike D'Antoni may choose to shorten his rotation and go with only seven players in Game 5.
Tue, May 9, 2017 12:04:00 PM

Eric Gordon started the second half of Sunday's game, finishing with 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting, including a 6-of-9 mark from downtown.

Ryan Anderson came off the bench in the third quarter and this was a strategic move by coach Mike D'Antoni -- Anderson was serving as backup center with Nene (groin) unavailable, and Gordon starting gave the Rockets a better chance to control the game's pace. This ties Gordon's highest-scoring game of the playoffs, and he made the Spurs pay for rotating away from him on the perimeter. Gordon will be an intriguing DFS option on Tuesday, especially if Nene isn't available.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Gordon is under $5k and he’s turning in 0.87 DK ppm. There's some risk involved though; when playing alongside Beverley, Harden, Ariza, and Capela this season, his usage dipped 7.2% to 15.8% and he produced 0.52 DK ppm. However, there isn’t a large sample size (124.1 minutes) and his expected workload bump helps assuage those concerns.
Mon, May 8, 2017 12:12:00 AM

Nene (strained left groin) will not return to Sunday's game and is headed to the hospital for an MRI.

Nene checked in early due to Clint Capela's foul trouble, and his absence forces the Rockets to go even smaller than usual in the frontcourt. The veteran big man is no stranger to injuries and groin strains tend to linger -- even if the MRI brings good news, it's hard to imagine him playing in Game 5 on Tuesday. If he can't suit up, Clint Capela and Ryan Anderson will be pressed into heavy duty.
Sun, May 7, 2017 09:50:00 PM

Trevor Ariza scored 23 points on 7-of-14 shooting in Monday's Game 1 win over the Spurs.

Ariza struggled in the previous round with 6.2 points per game on 34.4 percent shooting, but snapped out of his funk in a big way tonight. He grabbed four rebounds with two assists, two steals and five triples, helping the Rockets set a new franchise record with 22 3-pointers made on 50 attempts. Eric Gordon added 11 points and three triples off the bench, Ryan Anderson had 14 points and four triples and Lou Williams had 13 points and a pair of 3-pointers.
Tue, May 2, 2017 12:46:00 AM

Lou Williams hit 7-of-14 shots and two 3-pointers for 22 points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 33 minutes of Tuesday's Game 5 win over the Thunder.

Williams stepped up, while Ryan Anderson (1-of-6, 2 points), Trevor Ariza (1-of-6, 2 points) and Eric Gordon (3-of-10, 8 points) all struggled tonight. It will be some combination of these guys getting it done for the Rockets in Round 2 of the playoffs, but trying to figure out which Rocket not named James Harden is going to step up each night will be next to impossible, just as it was all season long.
Tue, Apr 25, 2017 11:04:00 PM

Troy Williams started on Wednesday but played just 15 minutes, scoring four points on 2-of-6 shooting with three rebounds, one steal and one turnover.

Williams was coming off a 21-point game on Sunday, in which he drained six 3-pointers, and we all know how much coach Mike D'Antoni loves perimeter shooting. His role was crushed with Trevor Ariza active tonight, and he could disappear from the rotation entirely if Ryan Anderson (ankle) is ready to return on Friday.
Thu, Apr 6, 2017 12:24:00 AM

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