HoopsHype Ryan Anderson rumors

July 5, 2013 Updates

What does it all mean? Well, if you judge by actions and not words, you behold a Rockets team that certainly is acting as though it has secured a commitment from Howard. League sources say the Rockets are open to revisiting trade talks that would send Omer Asik to the Hawks in a sign-and-trade for Josh Smith, Howard's AAU teammate in Atlanta. Word among rival teams on Friday also was that Houston was considering a deal that would send Asik to New Orleans for Ryan Anderson, a 3-point sniper who was a strategic complement to Howard when the two were in Orlando. One league source, however, said the proposed Anderson deal wasn't progressing, and another pointed out that Howard and Anderson did not get along in Orlando. CBSSports.com

Ken Berger: Rockets have moved on to Phase II of their Dwight plan. One option: Sending Omer Asik to New Orleans for Ryan Anderson, league source says. Twitter @KBergCBS

Zach Lowe: Re: reports of HOU interest in R. Anderson/Calderon: I'd be queasy after last season trusting D12 as 1-man defense. '11 Dwight? Maybe. Twitter @ZachLowe_NBA

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After earning the Most Improved award, Anderson moved to the Hornets in a sign-and-trade as the Magic were broken up amid Dwight Howard's exit. "It's funny, playing on that team now [in Orlando], Jameer [Nelson] is the only guy I know on the court, and it's pretty unbelievable, in one year," Anderson said of Orlando's roster turnover. "That's why it's so encouraging to be on a team like this [in New Orleans]. We have had a tough season, and I've been through injuries, and we have a young group. We can make all the excuses in the world, but the bottom line is we're going somewhere and we're building for something. This isn't the year that we're saying let's make a playoff run and try to get to the Finals. But that's in the future for this group. It's really exciting. It's a huge blessing to be here. "You ask me what's my goal here? My goal is to win. My goal is to do whatever I can to help this team win and kind of prove that we are this team that has this great potential." SI.com

March 3, 2013 Updates

Ryan Anderson, whose New Orleans Hornets will host the Orlando Magic on Monday night, has added a new hobby since he joined his new team. He’s an app tycoon. Anderson helped fund an app available on the Apple and Android platforms called “Hide It! Head to Head Hidden Object Game,” which was created and developed by Straton Wilhelm, one of Anderson’s best friends. The game launched in mid-December. “I’m just really proud of my buddy, that he really put this thing together,” Anderson said. “This all came from one idea on a piece of paper.” Orlando Sentinel

February 11, 2013 Updates

Ryan Anderson: I had a moment a few years ago where I wasn't playing and I was stressed out and getting depressed about it. For me it was one of the moments I realized how real I needed my faith to be and how real I wanted my faith to be. I always thought that I had a genuine faith but I never really was in a situation where I had to trust God. He gave me so much, opened so many great doors... This was kind the first moment where I was like "Alright God, you're in control, I'm not." HoopsAddict.com

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“How often do you get a chance to have the Super Bowl take place in the same city where you live?” said Hornets center/forward Jason Smith, explaining his decision to buy tickets. Smith is joined by Ryan Anderson, Anthony Davis, Eric Gordon, Robin Lopez, Roger Mason and Greivis Vasquez among Hornets players who bought Super Bowl XLVII tickets. Kick-off in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome – which is literally across Girod Street from the Hornets’ home arena – is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Central, giving players plenty of time to rest after a roughly three-hour flight from Minneapolis. Like several of his teammates, Smith said that his preference would have been to root for the Hornets’ NFL brothers, the New Orleans Saints. With no obvious reason to cheer for either participating team, Hornets players are split evenly between Baltimore and San Francisco. NBA.com

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