James Anderson could step up for Sixers
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2013) The 76ers are in full-on tank mode. Nobody really disputes this fact, after they traded their lone All-Star for an injured lottery pick this offseason. That leaves them devoid of talent in a lot of spots on the roster, and makes it hard for Fantasy owners to expect too much from them.
Of course, that lack of talent also leaves plenty of room for young players to step up if given the chance. There are still a lot minutes available, which means Fantasy owners cannot just ignore the rest of the roster beyond the first three or four players.
There isn't much talent there, but at the very least, big minutes at the shooting guard position are clearly up for grabs. It looks like James Anderson has a lock on the starting role, and he has shown some intriguing abilities in the preseason. He is averaging 11.4 points per game in just 23.6 minutes in the preseason, largely thanks to an 11 for 23 mark from three-point range in five games.
The 24-year-old has shown the ability to be a decent three-point shooter in the past, albeit in mostly limited roles. Working off the ball in Philadelphia, he could be a decent contributor of 3-pointers this season at a cheap price. You won't want to target Anderson on Draft Day, but he could be worth keeping an eye on once waivers open up.