HoopsHype Ryan Anderson rumors

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
December 12, 2013 Updates

Several sources said the Grizzlies are currently shopping power forward Zach Randolph, and two of them are hearing there's a destination and main trade piece involved: New Orleans and stretch 4 Ryan Anderson, who's averaging a team-high 21.7 points per game on 47.7 percent shooting from three-point range. "A trade centered around Randolph and Anderson should happen down the line this season," one source said. Bleacher Report

Because of Randolph's $18.2 million current salary, the Pelicans' incoming aggregate salaries would have to be within $5 million of the of the aggregate outgoing salaries going to the Grizzlies. Therefore, in addition to Anderson ($8.3 million), the Pelicans could consider including Al-Farouq Aminu ($3.7 million) and Austin Rivers ($2.3 million) in the deal. According to two sources, Rivers is unhappy with his playing time and would be open to a trade. Bleacher Report

November 27, 2013 Updates
November 23, 2013 Updates

Houston wants a power forward who can shoot threes to pair next to Dwight Howard. That led them, predictably, to the New Orleans Pelicans, home of Ryan Anderson. But the Pelicans refused to part with Anderson, even though putting Asik in the middle and moving Anthony Davis to power forward makes a lot of sense. New York Daily News

November 20, 2013 Updates
November 18, 2013 Updates

Rumors of an Anderson-for-Asik deal initially surfaced over the offseason, shortly after the Rockets signed Dwight Howard, but they’re starting to pop up again now that Asik’s departure is inevitable due to his recent trade request. Unless Houston can use an Asik package to swing a blockbuster deal for someone like Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (for whom the Rockets reportedly may offer Asik and Jeremy Lin), their best option seems to be sending their frustrated center to New Orleans in exchange for Anderson. HoopsWorld

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