Ryan Anderson

Height: 6' 10"
Weight: 240
College: California
Birth Place: Sacramento, California
Draft: 2008 1st round (21st pick) by the
  • Ryan Anderson scored five points Monday on 2-of-6 shooting as the Houston Rockets topped the New Orleans Pelicans 130-123. Anderson grabbed three rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -13 in his 17:38 on the floor. Anderson went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
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  • Ryan Anderson played just 17 minutes with two points, one rebound, one assist and two turnovers in 17 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.
    Advice: He couldn't get it going and the Rockets just went away with him with some smaller lineups. On the positive side of things, he's really enjoyed Chris Paul coming to down with an insane 100.0 eFG% on his 37 attempts off CP3 passes this season before tonight. Anderson really isn't doing anything else besides threes, but he's making a ton of them and is at 53.8 percent from the field over his last 10.
  • Ryan Anderson scored two points Saturday, going 1 of 4 from the field, as the Houston Rockets topped the Portland Trail Blazers 124-117. Anderson grabbed one rebound and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -7 in his 17:08 of playing time.
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  • Ryan Anderson hit 9-of-11 shots and 5-of-6 3-pointers for 23 points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal in 35 minutes of Thursday's win over the Jazz.
    Advice: He was iffy coming in with a sore back, but had one of his best games of the season, hitting the 20-point mark for just the fifth time this season. He just missed his season high in scoring by one point, but he won't be this hot on most nights.
  • Anderson scored 23 points Thursday, going 9 of 11 from the field, as the Houston Rockets topped the Utah Jazz 112-101. Anderson pulled down six rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +12 in his 35:09 on the floor. He added one steal. Anderson went 5 of 6 from 3-point range.
    Advice: The back problems that limited Anderson to 12 minutes in Sunday's matchup with the Lakers weren't evident on this night, as he continued his torrid work from beyond the arc. He's now 27 of 48 (56.3 percent) on 3-point tries during a seven-game upswing in which's he's averaging 16 points.
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  • Ryan Anderson (back) is starting on Thursday vs. the Jazz.
    Advice: The Rockets haven't played yet this week, so Anderson has had plenty of time to get his body right. If you need 3-pointers, Anderson should be in your lineup.
  • Ryan Anderson (back) practiced on Tuesday but remains questionable to play Thursday vs. Utah.
    Advice: "It's feeling a lot better," said Anderson, "It's a little tight, but we went in the training room and loosened it up... The other night, it was pretty locked up. It felt pretty terrible, but if it was a playoff situation, I might have tried to force it. It was better for me to not be out there last game." Anderson getting back on the court to practice on Tuesday is an encouraging sign regarding his status for Thursday's game, and owners can expect to get another update following Thursday morning's shootaround.
  • Ryan Anderson (back) is probable to face the Jazz on Thursday.
    Advice: He did some work at practice on Wednesday and said he feels a lot better. Anderson has battled back injuries before, including at least two previous issues in this young season. If he's back, that should take minutes from Luc Mbah a Moute and P.J. Tucker. Anderson is trending down in standard leagues.
  • Ryan Anderson said he thinks that his back will be "fine."
    Advice: "I just locked up," Anderson said after leaving Sunday's game early. "It tightened up really bad to the point that standing there was really hurting me. We did stuff to loosen it up. I think it will be fine, just one of those back spasms, I think." The Rockets are off until Thursday, so Andreson has a few days to get his body right. With two games on the schedule this week, he should be benched in weekly formats.
  • Ryan Anderson (back tightness) finished Sunday's game with three points, one rebound and one turnover in 12 minutes.
    Advice: Anderson didn't play after halftime, with P.J. Tucker taking his spot in the starting lineup. He exited in the first half and did some stretching with team trainers, but he did return, so maybe his back tightened up during halftime. Houston doesn't play again until Thursday in Utah, so we'll consider Anderson questionable for that game.