HoopsHype Ryan Anderson rumors

February 13, 2014 Updates

Anderson traveled with the team for their three-game road trip that ends on Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. Anderson, however, is still expected to be out until March and could likely miss the remainder of the season. ``I want to be really conservative with this because it is a pretty serious thing,’’ Anderson said before Wednesday night’s game. ``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. New Orleans Times-Picayune

February 12, 2014 Updates

New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson said he is scheduled to get another medical evaluation for his herniated disc later this month and will also seek a second opinion from another doctor. Anderson has been sidelined since Jan. 3 when he collided with Boston Celtics forward Gerald Wallace. Anderson never lost feeling in any of his extremities but had excruciating pain shooting from his elbow to the tip of his fingers. He remained at a Boston hospital for three days before returning to New Orleans. New Orleans Times-Picayune

January 14, 2014 Updates

"Obviously, I want to get back as soon as possible, but this is something that if I got hit again, it could be more than just career ending. I want to be careful about it," Anderson said, speaking publicly Monday night about his injury for the first time since it occurred in a collision with Boston's Gerald Wallace on Jan. 3. "We're going to find out pretty soon how it's healing and depending on if it's healing (on its own), then we'll just keep going with that. But if not, we'll do the surgery." Associated Press

January 13, 2014 Updates

Speaking to the media for the first time since he was injured in Boston on Jan. 3, New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson said that he will spend the next 1-2 months resting and recuperating, before being examined by doctors. At that time, physicians will determine whether Anderson’s herniated disc injury will require season-ending surgery. “I’m going to get another MRI within the next month or two months, depending on how the healing goes,” Anderson said. “I will either get surgery if it’s not healing properly, or if my body (heals the injury naturally) – which the doctors say there’s a good chance it will – then I’ll get back to normal exercise and get back on the court, hopefully.” NBA.com

January 7, 2014 Updates

In a season that has already been filled with adversity due to injuries, the New Orleans Pelicans learned Tuesday that they will be without their leading scorer indefinitely with a herniated disc. That was the diagnosis for Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson, who was struck from behind in Friday’s game in an accidental collision with Boston Celtics forward Gerald Wallace. Anderson spent the past several days in a Boston hospital, undergoing a series of tests on the injury, which caused him to leave the TD Garden in the fourth quarter of Friday’s road win. NBA.com

January 6, 2014 Updates
January 5, 2014 Updates

New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson was diagnosed with a cervical stinger and underwent a series of tests Friday evening and Saturday morning in a Boston hospital, after being injured in Friday’s game against the Celtics at TD Garden. Anderson was taken from the court by stretcher following a collision with Boston forward Gerald Wallace. The Pelicans are now awaiting the results of those examinations, said Pelicans Coach Monty Williams. According to the website Sportsinjuryalert.com, a cervical stinger is “a pinched nerve in (the) spine. It’s not an uncommon injury amongst athletes in high-contact sports. Generally, athletes who suffer a cervical stinger are allowed to play again after a short period of time.” NBA.com

January 4, 2014 Updates

Scary moment in Boston on Friday, when the Pelicans’ Ryan Anderson was carted off the floor on a stretcher after a collision with Gerald Wallace of the Celtics. Anderson appeared to be talkative and moving all limbs throughout the process, and gave a thumbs up as he left the floor which we hope is a sign that the stretcher was used only as a precautionary measure. NBCSports.com

January 3, 2014 Updates
December 17, 2013 Updates

According to sources within the team, they are not currently exploring any deals involving Anderson, although he has been the subject of trade rumors in the past week. Team sources said there’s no truth to the speculation and that Anderson remains critical in their plans. After this season, Anderson has two years remaining on his contract that totals $16.9 million. New Orleans Times-Picayune

New Orleans still likes Asik, and they've toyed with the idea of having Memphis Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph while envisioning Anthony Davis at the 5. But two sources said the Pelicans are adamant about keeping Ryan Anderson, their star stretch-4 who's been the key centerpiece in a potential trade. Bleacher Report

December 13, 2013 Updates

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