HoopsHype Ryan Anderson rumors

August 26, 2014 Updates

Thankfully, after what’s been an unimaginably difficult past 12 months for Anderson, he’s back in Pelicans practice gear and expects to be 100 percent around the start of training camp Sept. 29. The 6-foot-9, 240-pounder received clearance last week to return to the hardwood, though he’s a few weeks away from being allowed to play in pickup games, due to the potential short-term risk to his fused herniated disc. “I can do everything with the guys as far as shooting workouts, drills, weights and conditioning,” Anderson said. “I just can’t play five-on-five or (even) one-on-one basketball. My disc is fused, which is good, but if I take the risk of getting hit too soon, it just wouldn’t be a good thing. I have a few more weeks, so training camp I’ll be ready to go all out. I just can’t wait to play contact basketball again. I can’t wait for that day. Until then I want to build up strength, get stronger and really work on my conditioning, and get back to normal.” NBA.com

August 25, 2014 Updates

“I can do everything with the guys as far as shooting workouts, drills, weights and conditioning,” Anderson said. “I just can’t play five-on-five or (even) one-on-one basketball. My disc is fused, which is good, but if I take the risk of getting hit too soon, it just wouldn’t be a good thing. I have a few more weeks, so training camp I’ll be ready to go all out. I just can’t wait to play contact basketball again. I can’t wait for that day. Until then I want to build up strength, get stronger and really work on my conditioning, and get back to normal.” NBA.com

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There is a sense around the league that the Pelicans would be open to moving Eric Gordon and possibly Austin Rivers; however, deals involving Ryan Anderson, Tyreke Evans or Jrue Holiday are not of much interest to the Pelicans and without question former top pick Anthony Davis is off the board. Basketball Insiders

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The Los Angeles Clippers have inquired about trading for Ryan Anderson but the New Orleans Pelicans aren't making Anderson available, according to sources close to the process. Sources told ESPN.com that the Pelicans, after agreeing to a deal in principle to trade for Houston Rockets center Omer Asik, want to bring Asik in to form a three-man frontcourt rotation in New Orleans with Anderson and face of the franchise Anthony Davis. ESPN.com

June 20, 2014 Updates

When New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson underwent successful surgery on his cervical spine for a herniated disc in April, there were concerns if he would be recovered in time for the start of this upcoming season. After the surgery was performed, the Pelicans announced that Anderson was not expected to resume basketball activities for 4-6 months. But Pelicans coach Monty Williams indicated on Thursday that Anderson is on pace to be ready by the start of this fall's training camp. New Orleans Times-Picayune

April 16, 2014 Updates

Ryan Anderson: I would love to be a broadcaster one day. Jason and Jrue Holiday also could be great someday. For me, it’s something I’d want to do, but not necessarily something I’d be great at. It would be fun. But I wouldn’t want to do something that’s strictly just about basketball. I’d love to be able to just be myself and talk about a bunch of even non-sports things. I enjoy throwing out a topic and then just talking about it, such as what you see on a morning talk show. NBA.com

April 8, 2014 Updates

New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson underwent successful surgery on his cervical spine for a herniated disc on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, the team announced. Anderson is expected to resume basketball activities in 4-6 months, according to the Pelicans. With the timetable, Anderson could return before the start of next season.The surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Watkins. New Orleans Times-Picayune

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