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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
Contract: view contract details

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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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Ryan Anderson broke out of his slump on Tuesday vs. the Wolves, scoring 21 points off the bench in 26 minutes with four rebounds, one assists and six 3-pointers.

He needed a big game after scoring a combined 13 points in his last three outings. The Rockets are still starting P.J. Tucker as a small-ball four, and while coach Mike D'Antoni originally called it a matchup decision, it's starting to look like Anderson's demotion could be permanent. The Rockets have added two new faces in Joe Johnson and Brandan Wright and Trevor Ariza (hamstring) is due back after the All-Star break, so big nights like these could be few and far between going forward.
Feb 13 - 10:44 PM

Ryan Anderson came off the bench for four points, five rebounds and one block in 22 minutes during Sunday's home win vs. Dallas.

Anderson has attempted double-digit shot attempts just once over the past month, which is an indication of his role -- he hovers on the perimeter as a catch-and-shoot option. A near-total lack of supporting stats also undermines his fantasy value, but we'll give him credit for committing zero turnovers in February, a span of 123 minutes.
Feb 11 - 10:23 PM

Ryan Anderson came off the bench on Friday with nine points, two rebounds, two assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Nuggets.

That playing time is a very encouraging sign after he missed Wednesday's game. Anderson's injury was never considered serious, so this confirms sitting out vs. Miami was a precaution. Still, Anderson is not playing well enough to be held in standard leagues.
Feb 9 - 10:42 PM

Ryan Anderson (ankle) has been cleared to play Friday against the Nuggets.

He was surprisingly held out on Wednesday after he was first called probable to return for Tuesday's game. Anderson isn't the most durable player and the Rockets have depth behind him, so they must feel comfortable he's fine. He's only a low-end hold in 12-team leagues.
Feb 9 - 6:25 PM

Ryan Anderson (ankle) is listed as questionable on the injury report for Friday's game vs. Denver.

Anderson was a game-time decision for Wednesday's matchup with Miami but was still experiencing quite a bit of pain during pregame warmups and decided to sit it out. Eric Gordon (back) is also questionable for Friday and Trevor Ariza (groin) has been ruled out. Luc Mbah a Moute, P.J. Tucker and Gerald Green are once again in line for extended minutes.
Feb 9 - 9:34 AM

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

Anderson tried to push through the pain, but it was too much to handle while going through his pregame routine. With Eric Gordon (back) and Trevor Ariza (groin) also out, there will be more minutes for guys like Luc Mbah a Moute, P.J. Tucker and Gerald Green.

Ryan Anderson (ankle) will be a game-time call for Wednesday's matchup with Miami.

Mike D'Antoni said that Anderson will "try to play," so we should get another update once he gets through his pre-game routine. If he's out, there will be more minutes available for Luc Mbah a Moute and P.J. Tucker. Stay tuned.
Feb 7 - 6:04 PM

Ryan Anderson (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Miami.

Anderson left Tuesday's game with a right ankle sprain, and while the Rockets initially called him "probable" to return, they ruled him out for the game a few minutes into the second half. "He probably could've played," coach Mike D'Antoni said. "He's icing, shouldn't be a [problem]. Now tomorrow night it might be problem, but it's not long-term at all." If Anderson can't go, expect to see more of P.J. Tucker and Luc Mbah a Moute, but they aren't appealing fantasy assets.
Feb 6 - 10:06 PM

Ryan Anderson (ankle) will not return to Tuesday's game vs. the Nets.

Going into halftime, the Rockets called him "probable" to return with a right ankle sprain, but P.J. Tucker started the second half and Anderson was ruled out shortly after. He finishing scoreless with one rebound in nine minutes. We'll consider him questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Miami. If he can't go, we'll see more of Tucker and Luc Mbah a Moute, but they are not standard-league pickups.
Feb 6 - 8:50 PM

Ryan Anderson (right ankle sprain) is probable to return to Tuesday's game vs. the Nets.

It sounds like it was a minor tweak and he'll probably be ready to roll as soon as he's re-taped. We'll have an update after the game.
Feb 6 - 8:27 PM

The Rockets are reportedly "quietly gauging league-wide interest" in Ryan Anderson.

This isn't the first time Anderson's name has popped up in the rumor mill ahead of the trade deadline, but he's owed roughly $41.7 million over the next two season, so it could be tough to find a taker given he's only averaging 10.2 points, 5.4 boards and 2.1 triples per game this year.
Feb 5 - 2:47 PM

Ryan Anderson finished scoreless with a minus-20 rating in Friday's 115-113 loss at New Orleans.

Anderson was 0-of-3 from the field, including 0-of-2 from behind the 3-point line, while adding just three rebounds across 14 minutes. He has been terrible over the past five outings, posting just 5.4 points - or nearly half of his season average of 10.1 PPG. Anderson has been dismal since around Christmas when he started to power it down on the offensive end. At this point you just have to hope for a turnaround, as he can be helpful as a forward in the 3-pointer category when running hot.
Jan 27 - 12:14 AM

Ryan Anderson scored six points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one turnover in 29 minutes against the Wolves on Thursday.

His playing time didn't increase too much even with Trevor Ariza out of the lineup. Anderson was guarding Taj Gibson for most of his minutes on defense, so it wasn't a terrible matchup there. The sharpshooting four will be taking a hit with James Harden back, so he's a possible drop candidate in shallower leagues or formats that don't reward 3-pointers.
Jan 19 - 12:05 AM

Ryan Anderson finished with 12 points across 25 minutes in Monday's 113-102 road loss against the Clippers.

Anderson ended up hitting 4-of-9 from the field, including 2-of-6 from behind the 3-point line, while going 2-of-2 from the free-throw stripe. He also finished with four assists and he didn't turn it over once. After a four-game rough patch with single-digit point totals, he is averaging 15.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 3.0 3-pointers per game over the past two contests. He remains a decent 3-point specialist with a side of rebounds.
Jan 16 - 1:29 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Chris Paul
2Bobby Brown
SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
3Gerald Green
4R.J. Hunter
5Markel Brown
SF1Trevor Ariza
2P.J. Tucker
3Troy Williams
4Joe Johnson
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Luc Mbah a Moute
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Tarik Black
4Brandan Wright
5Chinanu Onuaku