HoopsHype David Andersen rumors

June 5, 2011 Updates

Bogut's representatives are in talks with BA about insurance, an issue that could also affect forward David Andersen and starting point guard Patty Mills, who also play in the NBA. If the lockout is still in force by September, Bogut has asked BA to pick up the costly insurance for the qualifying series which will decide if the Boomers go to the London Olympics. ''I definitely want to play for my country,'' he said. ''In the past, BA has just piggy-backed on the Bucks' insurance policy and paid a small portion of it while I'm playing for the Boomers. ''But with the lockout, I technically won't have a contract and the Bucks' insurance won't cover me.'' The Age

April 30, 2011 Updates

They must decide if they are going to bring back forward Carl Landry and guard Willie Green, who will both become free agents. Backup center Aaron Gray also can opt of his deal to pursue free agency. Jason Smith, David Andersen and Belinelli will become free agents. Also, Demps and Williams must wait to see if West re-signs or opts of his current deal. Coming off knee surgery, West may not draw a contract offer better than the $7.5 million he is scheduled to make next season if he does not opt out. “I think you always look at opportunities to get better,’’ Demps said Friday. “But again, from where started to where we finished, I think we’re in the right direction, and we want to build off that.’’ After completing their physicals and exit interviews Friday morning, most of the Hornets’ players refrained from specifying needs the team should address through free agency or trades. “Obviously, we came up short,’’ backup guard Jarrett Jack said. “A couple of reasons were pretty obvious. I’m sure Coach and Dell will do the necessary things to make us a more competitive ballclub.’’ New Orleans Times-Picayune

February 23, 2011 Updates

NBA sources say the New Orleans Hornets and Sacramento Kings have reached an agreement on a deal that would send away Marcus Thornton and David Andersen for forward Carl Landry. According to the source, the deal should be finalized today after particulars of the deal are ironed out. Thornton, a second-year forward out of LSU, became an immediate fan favorite due to his strong rookie performance and ties to the area. Daily Comet

February 22, 2011 Updates
November 25, 2010 Updates

Problems with his travel visa will prevent newly acquired center/forward David Andersen from joining the New Orleans Hornets until Friday night's game in Portland, the team said Wednesday night, while Marcus Banks, also obtained in Saturday's trade with Toronto, will not be a part of the team at all. Banks, whose $4.752 million contract – the last year of his deal – will continue to count against the Hornets' salary structure, has decided on the advice of his representatives and the Hornets' front office, not to report to the team. New Orleans Times-Picayune

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Ryan McNeill: Fun Fact: Toronto's new big man, David Anderson, owns a farm back in Australia. Twitter

September 6, 2010 Updates

Andersen’s role with the Raptors is completely unknown with three weeks left before training camp. Toronto already has Andrea Bargnani and Amir Johnson as expected frontcourt starters and drafted a young big man in Ed Davis, who is definitely going to get playing time. And if Toronto chooses to use Linas Kleiza at power forward, it’s unlikely that Andersen will be a significant player in Toronto. Toronto Star

“It was something I was looking forward to get a bit more chance to play, go to a new team, a new scenario and hopefully a different role,” he said. “I know it’s a European team, I know coach has different strategies and stuff so I’m looking forward to the new team and moving on to new things.” Toronto Star

Andersen, who was Australia’s leading rebounder and second-leading scorer at the world championship, does seem to have the kind of skills that would endear him to a Raptor team that likes players who can play multiple positions and the 6-foot-11 Andersen fits that bill. “I suppose I’m a versatile big guy,” he said. “I can swing between the four-five, I’m pretty tall, I can defend fives and fours. It’s a matter of me coming in and finding my slot on the team and where I fit in. I’m a big guy who can mix it up inside and outside.” Toronto Star

With Houston last year, Andersen got into 63 games, all coming off the bench and averaging 14 minutes a game. In Toronto, depending on whether he plays centre of power forward, he'll be backing up the likes of Andrea Bargnani, Amir Johnson, Ed Davis or even Solomon Alibi. Anderson though feels like he has a read on his new team. "I know it's a European team with a coach who has a bit of a different strategy so I'm looking forward to a new team and new thing," he said. As for his own game, Andersen describes it this way: "I suppose I'm a versatile big guy. I can swing between the four and five. It's a matter of me coming in and finding my slot on the team and trying to find ways I can help them." Toronto Sun

August 13, 2010 Updates

NBA-contracted David Andersen and Patrick Mills head the 12-man Australian squad named on Friday for the men's basketball world championships. Andersen, who was recently traded to the Toronto Raptors, and Mills (Portland Trail Blazers) are joined by All-Euroleague First Team selection Aleks Maric for the world titles in Turkey from August 28-September 12. The squad contains seven other European-based players - Joe Ingles, Brad Newley, Matthew Nielsen, David Barlow, Mark Worthington, Aron Baynes and Steven Markovic. Melbourne Herald-Sun

July 28, 2010 Updates

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