New Orleans Pelicans

Position
F
 
Jersey
33
Name  Ryan Anderson
Born  5/6/1988
Height  6-10
Weight  240
College  California
10/28/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Pelicans power forward Ryan Anderson scored 22 points off the bench in the season opener.
Insight: Anderson was 9-for-22 from the field, including 3-for-6 behind the arc. He also had nine rebounds.
 
3/25/2014 6:45:00 PM
Description: New Orleans power forward Ryan Anderson is headed for neck surgery. SOURCE: NBA.com
Insight: He missed most of the season with a herniated disc. It's a shame because Anderson was averaging a career-high 19.8 ppg before getting hurt. It's unknown if he'll be ready for the start of next season.
 
2/19/2014 4:52:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Pelicans received a Disabled Player Exception worth $4.15 million for Ryan Anderson.
Insight: It officially ends the power forward's season. Anderson (19.8 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 3.0 3pg) suffered a herniated disk in his neck on Jan. 3 and may require surgery.
 
2/18/2014 5:50:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Pelicans are expected to receive a Disabled Player Exception worth roughly $4 million for Ryan Anderson.
Insight: It would officially end the power forward's season. Anderson (19.8 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 3.0 3pg) hasn't played since he suffered a herniated disk in his neck on Jan. 3 and may require surgery.
 
1/13/2014 8:14:00 PM
Description: New Orleans power forward Ryan Anderson will need at least two months to recover from a herniated disk in his back. SOURCE: John Reid, New Orleans Times-Picayune
Insight: He may even need surgery. Anderson, who is averaging a career-high 19.8 ppg this season, leads the NBA in free throw shooting at 95.2 percent. Obviously, this is a crushing blow to fantasy owners who had been relying on Anderson's excellent touch from beyond the arc (40.9 percent this season).
 
1/7/2014 11:32:00 AM
Description: Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson has been diagnosed with a herniated disc and is out indefinitely.
Insight: Anderson's absence could be good for Anthony Davis as he'll play most of his minutes against power forwards instead of bigger centers. Center Alexis Ajinca posted a season-high 17 points on Saturday in his second start of the season.
 
1/4/2014 4:25:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson (cervical stinger) hasn't left Boston yet after being hospitalized Friday, according to Nakia Hogan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He'll miss Friday's game.
Insight: Anderson bumped heads with Gerald Wallace during Friday's game against the Celtics and had to be taken off on a stretcher after being checked out on the court for a lengthy period of time. He was conscious and able to move his arms and legs.
 
1/3/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson has been taken to a Boston area hospital to be evaluated for a cervical stinger, according to Comcast SportsNet New England.
Insight: Anderson bumped heads with Gerald Wallace during Friday's game against the Celtics and had to be taken off on a stretcher after being checked out on the court for a lengthy period of time. He was conscious and able to move his arms and legs.
 
1/3/2014 9:27:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson left Friday's game against Boston on a stretcher after bumping heads with Gerald Wallace.
Insight: Anderson was conscious as he left the court and was able to move his arms and legs, but he may still have a serious head or neck injury.
 
Hot1/1/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson only had two threes on eight attempts but he knocked down 10-of-17 from the field overall en route to a 25-point game Wednesday at Minnesota.
Insight: Anderson averaged 20.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.1 threes in December and is putting up a career-high 20.1 ppg and 3.0 3pg this season.
 
11/26/2013 7:23:00 PM
Description: It's been business as usual for New Orleans forward Ryan Anderson since he returned from a toe injury.
Insight: Anderson has attempted 6.5 threes per game and made 53.8 percent of them. While he won't remain this hot all season, he will be one of the top 3-point gunners in the NBA.
 
11/16/2013 10:36:00 PM
Description: New Orleans power forward Ryan Anderson (foot) drilled six threes and scored 26 points in his season debut Saturday against the 76ers.
Insight: Anderson missed the team's first nine games with a toe injury but he jumped right in Saturday. Make sure he's in your lineup moving forward.
 
11/16/2013 4:03:00 PM
Description: New Orleans power forward Ryan Anderson is slated to return Saturday night against the Sixers. SOURCE: John Reid, New Orleans Times-Picayune
Insight: He missed the team's first nine games with a toe injury. Anderson made the second-most three-pointers in the NBA last season and should once again be among the league's top shooters from behind the arc.
 
11/11/2013 4:34:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson, who was upgraded to day-to-day Friday, is still without an exact timetable for his return. SOURCE: nola.com
Insight: "It could be tomorrow, it could be a week," New Orleans coach Monty Williams said Sunday. Anderson's most recent X-ray showed the same crack in his toe. "I’m taking it a bit easier," Anderson said. "I was trying to go hard on it. One day I tried to run up and down and played a bit of three-on-three in practice and it just started to really hurt a lot. I just needed to stop and take it a bit easier."
 
11/8/2013 2:23:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson, who was expected to miss 1-3 weeks with a small fracture in the second toe of his right foot, has been upgraded and could play as early as Friday night.
Insight: Anthony Davis, Jason Smith, Tyreke Evans and Al-Farouq Aminu have been absorbing Anderson's minutes, but will shortly have to yield them back.
 
10/30/2013 5:20:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson will miss 1-3 weeks with a small fracture in the second toe of his right foot, according to NBA.com.
Insight: Team doctors examined Anderson and found the injury after he experienced discomfort during practice. Look for Anthony Davis, Jason Smith, Tyreke Evans and Al-Farouq Aminu to absorb Anderson's minutes.
 
3/31/2013 9:36:00 PM
Description: Hornets forward Ryan Anderson kicked in five threes as part of a 23-point game Sunday against the Cavs.
Insight: Anderson has scored 20 or more points in five of the last seven but he had eight points apiece in the other two.
 
3/15/2013 9:45:00 PM
Description: Apparently Ryan Anderson's shot was sick too because he only made 1-of-10 from 3-point range Friday against the Wizards. He finished with 13 points in 35.5 minutes.
Insight: Anderson played through an illness so we'll give him a pass. Three-point percentage doesn't count in most fantasy leagues anyway.
 
3/15/2013 6:35:00 PM
Description: New Orleans power forward Ryan Anderson (illness) missed Tuesday's game but he's active for Friday's contest, according to team reporter Jennifer Hale.
Insight: Anderson is a viable fantasy option averaging 16.7 ppg, 6.5 rpg and 2.8 threes per contest. He doesn't need to be 100 percent to knock down shots from downtown.
 
3/15/2013 12:04:00 PM
Description: New Orleans power forward Ryan Anderson (illness) missed Tuesday's game and Friday's shootaround, but intends to play, according to Hornets' courtside reporter Jennifer Hale.
Insight: Anderson is a viable fantasy option averaging 16.7 ppg, 6.5 rpg and 2.8 threes per contest.
 

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