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Height/Weight: 6-10/240 | Birthdate: 5/6/1988 | Birthplace: Sacramento, CA | Team: New Orleans Pelicans | College: California | NBA Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 52/4 | Average Draft Position: 73.12
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Ryan Anderson out four months after surgery


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson will be out of action possibly until October, after undergoing cergical spine surgery Tuesday, the team announced. The surgery was successful, and he has been given a 4-6 month timeline to resume basketball activities, after having the surgery to repair a herniated disc.

Anderson finished the season averaging 19.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 0.8 assists in the 22 games he was able to play. 


Ryan Anderson will need season-ending surgery


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) The Pelicans officially ended Ryan Anderson's season Tuesday, announcing that he will require surgery to repair a herniated cervical disc. He is expected to make a full recovery by the start of next season.

Anderson has not played since suffering the injury Jan. 3, and this news does not come as much of a surprise given the slow nature of his recovery. He finished the season averaging 19.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 0.8 assists in the 22 games he was able to play. 


Herniated discs not healing for Ryan Anderson


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson FOX Sports on Monday that his herniated discs aren't healing and that he's still experiencing tingling in fingers. He is expected to receive a second opinion on Tuesday, according to the report.

Anderson remains without a timetable and remains in danger of missing the remainder of the season. He has been sidelined since Jan. 3. He was averaging 19.8 points and 6.5 rebounds on 43.8 percent shooting in 22 games played.

Report: Pelicans set to receive exception for Ryan Anderson


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2014) The Pelicans are "poised" to receive a Disabled Player Exception for forward Ryan Anderson, ESPN.com reports.

If the team does receive the exception of around $4 million, they would have increased flexibility at the trade deadline. Anderson is scheduled to receive an evaluation in February after suffering a herniated disc on Jan. 3.


Ryan Anderson scheduled for late-February evaluation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/13/2014) Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson is scheduled to get medically re-evaluated later in February. He will also seek a second opinion from another doctor, according to The Times Pecayune.

"I want to be really conservative with this because it is a pretty serious thing," Anderson said. "I'm really waiting until the next check up, so I can get cleared and maybe start doing a little bit more. At least get back in some kind of shape."

Anderson is expected to be out until March and could still be in danger of missing the remainder of the season after suffering a herniated disc in his back -- which may need surgery -- on Jan.3 against Boston. The severity of the injury is still uncertain. He was averaging 19.8 points and 6.5 rebounds on 43.8 percent shooting through 22 games before the injury.

Ryan Anderson out at least two months


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2014) Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson will miss at least two months due to the herniated disc in his back, which may require surgery, The Times-Picayune reports.

The team hasn't released any news regarding the severity of Anderson's injury or a potential timetable for his return after he was taken to the hospital on Jan. 3, but Anderson himself said he'd miss at least two months. He has averaged 19.8 points and 6.5 rebounds on 43.8 percent shooting in 22 games played.


Ryan Anderson could miss remainder of season


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2014) The severity of the herniated disc suffered by Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson remains unknown, and while there is no timetable for his return, he "quite possibly will not play again this season," The Times-Picayune reports.

The Pelicans have not had any official updates on Anderson's status a week after the injury, and head coach Monty Williams did not have any new information to pass along Friday.

"I know he's feeling better," Williams said. "That spine stuff, I don't know a lot about all that. And because of the games, I haven't really sat down and talked to the doctors because I've got so much on my plate from day to day. But I did communicate with Ryan. He's feeling a lot better. He was in a lot of pain (this) week."

Williams refused to speculate on whether Anderson's injury would cost him the remainder of the season. Anderson has averaged 19.8 points and 6.5 rebounds on 43.8 percent shooting in 22 games played.


Ryan Anderson diagnosed with herniated disc


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2014) Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson has been diagnosed with a herniated disc, the team announced Tuesday. Anderson suffered the injury when he and Gerald Wallace collided during New Orleans and Boston’s Jan. 3 matchup and is out indefinitely.

For the Pelicans, it means extended time without the team’s leading scorer, as Anderson was having a career year, averaging 19.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 36 minutes per game. He also ranked fourth in the NBA in three-point field goals made per game at 3.0. Anderson missed the first nine games of the season dealing with a toe injury. 


Ryan Anderson still in Boston hospital


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/4/2014) Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson did not travel with the team as he remains in a Boston hospital after being diagnosed with a "cervical stinger" against the Celtics on Friday, The Times-Picayune reports. The team will be playing the Pacers in Indianapolis on Saturday.

Anderson collided with Gerald Henderson in the fourth quarter and remained on the floor for several minutes. He had his neck and head immobilized and was stretchered out of the arena and transported to a hospital.

In 22 games, Anderson has averaged 19.8 points and 6.5 rebounds on 43.8 percent shooting and 40.9 percent from downtown. No timetable has been set for his return.

Ryan Anderson transported to local hospital after nasty collision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/3/2014) Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson was taken out of Friday's game against the Celtics in Boston on a stretcher after a nasty collision to his back shoulder and neck. The team has called it a "cervical stinger."

Anderson collided with Gerald Henderson in the fourth quarter and remained near-motionless for several minutes on the floor. He showed some movements in his legs and arms. He had his neck and head immobilized and was stretchered out of the arena and into an ambulance where he was transported to a local hospital in Boston for further evaluation.

Anderson had 13 points on 5 of 11 shooting and seven rebounds while logging 25 minutes of game action before the injury. His status for Saturday's game against the Pacers remains up in the air.

Ryan Anderson doubles up vs. Nuggets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson scored 16 points on 6 of 19 shooting, including 4 of 11 shooting from three-point range, while racking up 10 rebounds in his team's 105-89 win over the Nuggets Friday.

It was the third double-double of the season for Anderson, who took at least 10 shots from behind the arc for the fifth time this season. He has averaged 20.2 points and 6.3 rebounds over 18 games played.


Ryan Anderson can't hit game-tying trey vs. Portland


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson enjoyed another solid shooting performance but was unable to hit the game-tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of Saturday's loss to the Trail Blazers in Portland.

Anderson went 7 of 17 shooting from the field, including 4 of 8 from downtown. He finished the game with 18 points and eight rebounds. He also chipped in with two assists and one steal while logging 42 minutes of game action.

Anderson has converted seven 3-pointers over his last two games. He is averaging 20.0 points and 7.2 rebounds over his last five games played.

Ryan Anderson scores team-high 25 points vs. Nuggets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson scored a team-high 25 points on 10 of 22 shooting in Sunday's 102-93 loss to the Nuggets.

Anderson also added seven rebounds, two steals and one assist in 39 minutes while hitting just two of his seven three-point attempts. He has averaged 21.7 points and 5.8 rebounds in 13 games while filling the hole left by Anthony Davis' injury.


Ryan Anderson goes off in triple-OT game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2013) Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson played a huge role in his first start of the season Monday, as he played 57 games in a triple-overtime win over the Bulls.

Anderson, who started in place of the injured Anthony Davis, led the team with a career-high 36 points. He shot 12 of 20 from the field and added seven 3-pointers, while going 5 of 5 at the free-throw line. He tossed in six rebounds and a blocked shot in a 131-128 win.

Anderson has scored 30-plus points in consecutive games with Davis out, and is now averaging 22.6 points per game since returning from a foot injury. 


Ryan Anderson to become a starter


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2013) With the loss of Anthony Davis to a fractured hand, Pelicans coach Monty Williams told the team's official website Monday he will move Ryan Anderson into the starting lineup moving forward.

Anderson started 22 games last season, but has come off the bench in all seven of his appearances since returning from an foot injury. He is averaging 20.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per game on the season. 


Ryan Anderson scores season-high 31 points vs. Knicks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2013) Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson scored a season-high 31 points on 11 of 21 shooting, including 7 of 11 shooting from behind the arc, in his team's 103-99 win over the Knicks.

Anderson was leaned upon heavily with Anthony Davis playing just 10 minutes before fracturing his hand, and he drained seven three-pointers and grabbed six rebounds in 36 minutes of action. He has averaged 20.7 points and 5.4 rebounds since missing the first nine games of the season due to a broken toe.


Ryan Anderson doubles up in loss to Golden State


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/27/2013) Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson turned in a solid performance as he notched his first double-double of the season Tuesday night against the Warriors.

Anderson went 8 of 17 shooting from the field, including 3 of 6 from beyond the arc, and 2 of 2 from the free throw line. He finished the game with 21 points and 12 rebounds, with four of them coming from the offensive side. He also chipped in with one assist while logging 37 minutes of game action in a 102-101 defeat.

Anderson is averaging 19.2 points and 4.8 rebounds on 50.7 percent shooting and 53.1 shooting from downtown over his last five games played.

Ryan Anderson scores team-high 26 points in debut


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2013) Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson made a bang in his season debut Saturday, scoring a team-high 26 points on 10 of 16 shooting, including 6 of 10 shooting from behind the arc, in his team's 135-98 win over the 76ers.

Anderson missed the first nine games of the season with a broken toe but didn't let the injury affect him Saturday in 27 minutes of action. He also recorded one rebound and one steal in the win.


Ryan Anderson ready to make his return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2013) Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson (toe) will make his season debut Saturday against the 76ers, after sitting out the first nine games due to an injury suffered in the preseason. Anderson has been cleared to play and will be active for the first time Saturday, according to The Times Picayune.

"I'm real excited to get back out," Anderson said. "I hope I come out and it feels great. I think it will. It’s tough sitting out, wearing a suit, sitting behind the bench and all that. As a player, it's definitely something you don’t want. You definitely don’t want to do that for a long time."

Anderson has been out since Oct. 28 when he suffered the injury in a workout, and he said he is still dealing with some pain in the toe. He is expected to come off the bench. 


Ryan Anderson could debut Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2013) Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson (toe) has yet to play this season, but seems to be nearing a return. Anderson told Pelicans.com he hopes to make his season debut Saturday against the 76ers.

Anderson suffered a broken toe in the preseason, and has been recovering since. He will likely come off the bench once he is healthy. 


Ryan Anderson, Greg Stiemsma out for Jazz game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2013) The Pelicans have ruled power forward Ryan Anderson inactive and center Greg Stiemsma out for Wednesday's contest against the Jazz due to injuries, according to the team's official website.

Anderson is still recovering from foot surgery and has yet to play a game this season, while Stiemsma left Tuesday's contest against the Lakers with a knee injury. Stiemsma is listed as day to day.

The Pelicans will return to action Saturday at home against Philadelphia.

Ryan Anderson still recovering without timetable


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2013) Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson has missed the first seven games of the season while recovering from a broken toe in his right foot, and coach Monty Williams told the Times-Picayune the team is still not sure when he'll be back.

"It could be tomorrow, it could be a week," Williams said prior to Sunday's game against the Suns. "He's not playing [Sunday]."

Anderson told reporters X-rays are still showing a crack in the bone, and he has not really been able to push himself to take on basketball activities yet.

"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."


Ryan Anderson out Sunday, could return soon


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2013) Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson will not play Sunday but could return to the lineup soon, NBA.com reports. Anderson hasn't played this season due to a broken toe that was expected to sideline him up to three weeks.

Toe injury could cost Ryan Anderson three weeks


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2013) Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson will miss at least the first, and possibly up to three weeks of the season, due to a chip fracture in the second toe of his right foot. The team announced the injury Wednesday, prior to the opener against the Pacers.

 Anderson experience discomfort during a recent practice, and was diagnosed with the injury after being examined by team doctors. 


Anderson still a threat from deep


by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2013) Despite seeing a slight dip in his 3-point shooting percentage this season, Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson remained a viable source for treys. Anderson finished second in the NBA with 557 3-pointers attempted and his 213 makes from behind the arc also ranked second behind Stephen Curry. "In a lot of games, it was kind of that feel where I catch the ball; it’s just not one guy on me but I had another guy right next to me,’’ Anderson said. "When I screen on pick and rolls, they weren't leaving me.’’