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New Orleans Pelicans
Position
F
 
Jersey
33
Name  Ryan Anderson
Born  5/6/1988
Height  6-10
Weight  240
College  California
2/22/2015 3:30:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson will miss two-to-four weeks after an MRI revealed an MCL sprain.
Insight: Tough news for owners and Pelicans fans, with Anthony Davis sidelined as well. Alexis Ajinca, Dante Cunningham, and Justin Hamilton will see increased time.
 
2/21/2015 10:10:00 PM
Description: Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson sprained his right knee on Saturday night and will not return.
Insight: The news keeps getting worse for New Orleans, as they lost Anthony Davis earlier in the night. Luke Babbit, Dante Cunningham, and Quincy Pondexter would see an increase in minutes if Anderson misses extended time.
 
Cold2/20/2015 6:40:00 PM
Description: Despite listed as doubtful, Pelicans power forward Ryan Anderson will try to play Friday. UPDATE: Anderson will play on Friday.
Insight: Anderson has a strained ligament in his shooting elbow, so this is bad news. Even if he plays, Anderson will be limited, so fantasy owners should probably consider benching him regardless of whether he plays.
 
Cold2/20/2015 2:49:00 PM
Description: Pelicans backup power forward Ryan Anderson has been downgraded to doubtful for Friday's game against Orlando after apparently having a setback on his sore right elbow during the morning shootaround.
Insight: Anderson averages 14.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.0 apg., but has struggled a bit of late, shooting an ugly 36.2 percent in February after a 38.1 percent January.
 
Cold2/19/2015 12:03:00 PM
Description: Pelicans backup power forward Ryan Anderson is probable for Friday's game against Orlando while dealing with a sore right elbow.
Insight: Anderson averages 14.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.0 apg., but has struggled a bit of late, shooting an ugly 36.2 percent in February after a 38.1 percent January.
 
2/10/2015 3:00:00 PM
Description: Pelicans backup power forward Ryan Anderson will miss Wednesday's game due to an elbow issue.
Insight: Anderson averages 14.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.0 apg. Strangely, he's averaging more off the bench than as a starter this season which is contrary to his career numbers. If Anthony davis also sits, Alexis Ajinca and Dante Cunningham would see extended minutes.
 
2/10/2015 10:20:00 AM
Description: Pelicans backup power forward Ryan Anderson missed out on a chance to start with Anthony Davis sidelined by a shoulder injury, but Anderson also sat out due to an elbow issue.
Insight: Anderson averages 14.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.0 apg. Strangely, he's averaging more off the bench than as a starter this season which is contrary to his career numbers.
 
12/16/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Pelicans power forward Ryan Anderson was unconscious off the bench during Tuesday's victory against the Jazz.
Insight: He went 10-of-15 from the field and 6-of-10 from beyond the arc for 28 points, four rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Anderson should be active everywhere.
 
12/12/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Pelicans power forward Ryan Anderson scored 30 points off the bench during Friday's win against Cleveland.
Insight: Eight of his nine field goals were 3-pointers, and he also had four rebounds, one steal, one block, and went 4-of-4 from the line.
 
12/7/2014 10:45:00 AM
Description: Pelicans power forward Ryan Anderson scored 16 points off the bench during Saturday's loss against the Clippers.
Insight: He also had three rebounds and two 3-pointers. Anderson makes his money from beyond the arc, so owners should expect some inconsistency.
 
11/10/2014 9:30:00 PM
Description: Pelicans power forward Ryan Anderson scored 32 points off the bench in Monday's loss to Cleveland.
Insight: He hit a ridiculous eight 3-pointers, and also had five rebounds, three assists, and one steal. Anderson can shoot from deep with the best of them.
 
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.
 
2/10/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Pelicans backup power forward Ryan Anderson missed out on a chance to start with Anthony Davis sidelined by a shoulder injury, but Anderson also sat out due to an elbow issue.
Insight: Anderson averages 14.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.0 apg. Strangely, he's averaging more off the bench than as a starter this season which is contrary to his career numbers.
 
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.
 

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