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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 is doing his best to be a good locker room influence for the Suns' young players even without being in the rotation.
"I’m willing to take a step back and elevate somebody else because it could be their opportunity," Anderson said. "I’ve had my opportunities. I’ve had a lot of success in this league. There’s a time you kind of take a step back and realize what’s better for the group, what’s better for the team." He's been in and out of the rotation, but he's still trying to help the young players get better. Anderson isn't a fantasy option in any league. Nov 18 - 10:00 AM

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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

Ryan Anderson picked up a DNP-CD against the Pelicans on Saturday.

It might have been because of the matchup against Julius Randle, but either way it's pretty obvious Anderson isn't in this team's long-term plans. He'll have more DNP-CDs coming his way this season and he should be dropped just about everywhere.
Nov 10 - 9:21 PM

Ryan Anderson did not score off the bench with one rebound and one steal in 15 minutes against the Celtics on Thursday.

The Suns have said they liked him to space the floor, but Mikal Bridges is still shooting 40% from deep on his 30 attempts in his young career. Anderson likely won't be in the rotation much longer.
Nov 8 - 11:41 PM

Ryan Anderson will come off the bench against the Celtics on Thursday.

Coach Igor Kokoskov said it's a matchup-based move, but Anderson didn't score in the start on Tuesday. It's possible he doesn't get in the rotation at all tonight, but he's not worth owning in most leagues. T.J. Warren gets the start while this helps Josh Jackson, Trevor Ariza and Mikal Bridges.
Nov 8 - 7:33 PM

Ryan Anderson will start on Tuesday vs. the Nets.

We're not sure what coach Kokoskov is thinking here because Anderson has been pathetic this season. He's shooting 34.0 percent from the field with averages of 6.0 points and 0.8 triples.
Nov 6 - 7:26 PM

Ryan Anderson had five points on 2-of-7 shooting as a fill-in starter on Sunday, adding seven rebounds with one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

T.J. Warren (low back spasms) wasn't able to suit up tonight, which bumped Anderson back into the starting lineup. He's expected to get a handful of minutes at center now that Tyson Chandler is gone, but there's still no reason to trust him in fantasy leagues.
Nov 4 - 10:57 PM

Ryan Anderson will start Sunday's game in place of T.J. Warren (lower back spasms).

Anderson has been ineffective even as a starter this season, and we don't expect that to change vs. the Grizzlies tonight.
Nov 4 - 7:24 PM

Ryan Anderson played 25 minutes with five points and six rebounds against the Raptors on Friday.

But why? He really shouldn't be playing 25 minutes on this rebuilding roster.
Nov 3 - 12:20 AM

Ryan Anderson will move to the bench on Wednesday against the Spurs.

The Suns might go with some added youth today with De'Antony Melton available and possibly seeing some wing minutes. If you've been using Anderson in a deep league, you may want to start looking elsewhere.
Oct 31 - 9:50 PM

Ryan Anderson hit 4-of-10 shots, a 3-pointer and 6-of-6 free throws for a season-high 15 points, five rebounds and a steal in 31 minutes of Sunday's loss to the Thunder.

This was his first trip to double-digit scoring this season, as well as his best game of the year. The 31 minutes were easily a season high and it's possible he's on the verge of getting hot and producing. But he's getting up there at 30 years old, and had been pretty terrible up to this point. We'll need to see it again before thinking about taking the bait.
Oct 28 - 9:47 PM

Ryan Anderson (hip) scored seven points with two rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

Even with the Suns losing depth, they're just not going to play Anderson big minutes.
Oct 27 - 10:59 PM

Deandre Ayton, Ariza, Ryan Anderson Josh Jackson and Isaiah Canaan will start against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

Anderson was probable with a hip issue, but he should see more minutes with Josh Jackson shifting to guard. Still, Anderson isn't part of the long-term plans and likely won't get many shots unless he's hot.
Oct 27 - 7:52 PM

Ryan Anderson (right hip flexor strain) has been upgraded to probable for Saturday's game against the Grizzlies.

Anderson is expected to suit up on Saturday, but he has been inefficient and ineffective this season. He is currently averaging just 5.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in 21.5 minutes, while shooting a putrid 36.0 percent from the floor and 20 percent from downtown.
Oct 27 - 1:44 PM

Ryan Anderson (right hip flexor strain) is questionable for Saturday against the Grizzlies.

He did have a hip issue in March, so this is something to watch. It feels like it's just a matter of time before Anderson losses minutes, so expect him to trend down. There should be plenty of minutes available for the Suns forwards and guards..
Oct 26 - 6:18 PM