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Ryan Anderson | Forward | #33

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 240
College: California
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (21) / BKN
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Ryan Anderson was a healthy DNP-CD vs. the Jazz on Sunday.
Anderson came in averaging just 6.7 minutes per game in the series, with his role dwindling in each game, so it's no surprise to see him rooted to the bench. Mike D'Antoni has used him as a strict backup-C against Utah, and tonight it was Nene absorbing all of those minutes. Anderson may fare better in different matchups if the Rockets advance in the playoffs, but he's not a DFS option. May 6 - 10:58 PM

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Ryan Anderson played only 10 minutes off the bench in Game 5, scoring five points with three rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer.

Anderson's role has been limited by design in this series -- he's coming back from an ankle injury, but coach Mike D'Antoni was also just playing the matchups. "Numbers point out probably [Anderson] is more effective when he's matched up with Clint [Capela] instead of at the five," D'Antoni said. "Right now, Nene is playing pretty well and we like the matchup with Nene on KAT." Anderson's role will be dictated by Houston's second-round opponent, either Utah or Oklahoma City, but either way he's unlikely to be worth DFS owners' attention.
Apr 26 - 12:54 AM

Ryan Anderson scored 12 points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers in a loss to the Wolves on Saturday.

He likes shooting at Target Center this year, making 10-of-15 from deep in the two games in Minnesota and he was 4-of-6 from there tonight. Anderson did get some minutes at center in this game, which slightly cut into Clint Capela's playing time. Anderson will likely be looking at around 20 minutes in Game 4.
Apr 21 - 10:02 PM

Ryan Anderson (ankle) is available to play against the Wolves in Game 3 on Saturday.

Coach Mike D'Antoni said Anderson will be out there today. Anderson has been hobbled for almost three weeks now and D'Antoni hasn't been very enthusiastic about letting the Ryno roam the 3-point line. He really can't be counted on in fantasy today while he could take a couple minutes from P.J. Tucker and Gerald Green.
Apr 21 - 6:03 PM

Coach Mike D'Antoni said that Ryan Anderson (ankle) was probable for Game 3 Saturday night vs. the Wolves.

Anderson initially injured his ankle back on April 3rd. It has cost him the final four games of the regular season and Games 1 and 2 in Houston's first-round matchup vs. Minnesota. Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) is also sidelined, but the Rockets have still comfortably taken care of the Wolves in the first two games of the series. Assuming Anderson is cleared to play on Saturday, P.J. Tucker and Gerald Green will see their minutes scaled back.
Apr 20 - 12:36 PM

Ryan Anderson (ankle) will not play on Wednesday, as expected.

Mike D'Antoni said that Anderson playing in Game 3 on Saturday is "more realistic," and his absence leaves P.J. Tucker to soak up as many PF minutes as he can handle.
Apr 18 - 8:23 PM

Coach Mike D'Antoni is not expecting Ryan Anderson to play on Wednesday against the Wolves.

This pretty much fits in with what the Rockets said at practice. "We're probably dress him and then we'll see whether he plays or not," D'Antoni said. "We'll see how it goes." For now, it sounds like the plan is to keep Anderson out for at least one more game.
Apr 18 - 3:24 PM

Ryan Anderson (ankle) practiced on Tuesday and his hopeful he will be able to play in Game 2 on Wednesday.

Anderson missed the final four games of the regular season and Game 1 of the playoffs after spraining his left ankle back on April 3rd. Anderson was in uniform Sunday's contest, but coach Mike D'Antoni said he was not quite ready to return to game action. We should have another update on Anderson's status after Wednesday morning's shootaround. With Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) sidelined, Anderson could provide some valuable minutes off the bench
Apr 17 - 12:59 PM

Ryan Anderson (ankle) has a "real good shot" at playing in Game 2, according to coach Mike D'Antoni, who added that Anderson will "definitely" be ready for Game 3.

Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) is expected to miss the entire first round, which leaves more minutes open for Anderson once he's healthy. His touch from beyond the arc could be important going forward in the series, too, considering Eric Gordon, Chris Paul, Trevor Ariza, P.J. Tucker, and Gerald Green shot a combined 3-of-25 from deep in Game 1.
Apr 16 - 4:52 PM

Ryan Anderson (ankle) will not play vs. the Wolves on Sunday, but coach Mike D'Antoni said he has "a chance" to play in Game 2.

D'Antoni previously said that Anderson wasn't "quite ready" to return for Game 1, so this merely confirms that he'll be unavailable. Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) is also unavailable, which means we should see plenty of P.J. Tucker -- D'Antoni also expects Joe Johnson to pick up extra minutes, and Houston will skew toward even smaller lineups.
Apr 15 - 7:20 PM

Coach Mike D'Antoni said that he doesn't think Ryan Anderson (ankle) is "quite ready" for Sunday's Game 1 vs. the Timberwolves.

D'Antoni told reporters that Anderson was able to do some on-court work in practice on Friday and that he will be dressed on Sunday, but that Rockets would be "cautious." Encouragingly, D'Antoni said he believed Anderson be ready "soon after" Game 1. Anderson has been sidelined since initially injuring his ankle back on April 3rd, which cost him the final four games of the regular season. Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) has already been ruled out of Game 1 and is expected to miss the entire first-round series, which means the Rockets will have limited depth up front on Sunday. Expect P.J. Tucker, Gerald Green and Joe Johnson to soak up additional minutes.
Apr 14 - 12:53 PM

Coach Mike D'Antoni said that Ryan Anderson (ankle) is "50-50" for Game 1 on Sunday vs. the Timberwolves.

Anderson missed the final four games of the regular season after spraining his left ankle back on April 3rd. He told reporters on Wednesday that the swelling in his ankle was still a problem, but that he was confident he would be able to return to game action soon. With Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) expected to be sidelined for the first round, the Rockets would be thin at forward if Andeson were also ruled out. P.J. Tucker, Gerald Green and Joe Johnson would likely see an uptick in playing time in that scenario.
Apr 13 - 12:42 PM

Ryan Anderson (ankle) wasn't able to return vs. the Kings on Wednesday, but he's confident that he'll return soon.

"The swelling is the problem now," Anderson said before the game. "I'd like to [play Wednesday], but at the same time, we're going to have a few days to prepare [before the postseason]. I can get ready to go. It's not the end of the world if I don't get that last game." With Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) expected to miss the first round of the playoffs, Anderson's status suddenly takes on increased importance for Houston.
Apr 12 - 1:05 AM

Ryan Anderson (ankle) said he'd like to play Wednesday against the Kings.

"Everything is strong," Anderson said. "The swelling is the problem now. Once we get that out, we're doing everything we can. I'd like to [play Wednesday], but at the same time, we're going to have a few days to prepare. I can get ready to go. It's not the end of the world if I don't get that last game." Anderson has suddenly become more important in Houston with Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) expected to miss Round-1, but if he does get out there tonight, it'll likely be for limited minutes.
Apr 11 - 1:14 PM

Ryan Anderson (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Lakers.

The Rockets have the No. 1 seed locked up, so there's no reason for Anderson to get back out there too soon and risk a setback. He's likely done for the regular season, and it'll be Luc Mbah a Moute picking up most of his minutes while he's out.
Apr 9 - 6:43 PM