HoopsHype James Anderson rumors

December 20, 2012 Updates

Second-year small forward Kawhi Leonard has been recalled from his brief rehab stint in the NBA Developmental League, the Spurs announced Thursday. There was no mention of Leonard’s availability for Friday’s home game against New Orleans. But the ensuing release of James Anderson, who was signed to fill in for Leonard, could be an indication he is ready to return. San Antonio Express-News

November 21, 2012 Updates

On Monday night, James Anderson was at his temporary home in McAllen, where he was living while playing for the Development League’s Rio Grande Vipers, watching his old team on television. He tuned in just in time to see the Spurs’ Stephen Jackson break his pinky finger in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers, but had no idea how that moment would change his plans for the week. About an hour later, Anderson’s phone rang. His agent was calling to say the Spurs had a job for him. “I was surprised,” Anderson said. “Shocked, actually.” San Antonio Express-News

“There’s no doubt in my mind I can play in this league (the NBA),” Anderson, 23, said after Spurs shootaround this morning at TD Garden. “Being down in the D-League, playing with those guys is two different levels. This is the one I want to be at, and the one I definitely deserve to be at.” San Antonio Express-News

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have signed James Anderson of the NBA D-League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Anderson is the second NBA D-League GATORADE call-up of the season. Anderson participated in training camp with the Atlanta Hawks this past October before signing with the D-League. He appeared in six preseason games in Atlanta and averaged 2.0 points in 10.7 minutes. Pounding the Rock

When the Spurs take the floor tonight, a familiar face is expected to rejoin them. With small forwards Kawhi Leonard and Stephen Jackson out with injury, the team plans to call up former first-round draft pick James Anderson from the Development League. Anderson, the Big 12 Player of the Year at Oklahoma State in 2010, was playing with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers after being cut by the Atlanta Hawks in training camp. San Antonio Express-News

November 20, 2012 Updates
October 27, 2012 Updates

Chris Vivlamore: #Hawks roster moves: James Anderson and Damion James waived. Season will start with roster of 14. Twitter @ajchawks

September 27, 2012 Updates

The Atlanta Hawks today announced their 2012 training camp roster, which tips off Monday with Media Day activities at 2:45 p.m. on the Philips Arena practice court. With the additions of James Anderson, Keith Benson, Damion James, Carldell “Squeaky” Johnson and Anthony Tolliver, the team currently has an 18-man camp roster. NBA.com

August 27, 2012 Updates
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July 16, 2012 Updates

Jeff McDonald: James Anderson, an unrestricted FA, would like to return to Spurs. If not? "Life goes on," he says. Understands numbers stacked against him. Twitter

February 21, 2012 Updates
January 28, 2012 Updates

James Anderson has appeared in just 41 games since the Spurs made him the 20th pick of the 2010 NBA draft. So Anderson was disappointed, but not surprised, when Spurs general manager R.C. Buford informed him this week the team would not be picking up his third-year option for next season. “I kind of had a feeling,” Anderson said before shootaround Friday morning at the Target Center. “I hadn’t played enough games to prove myself yet. They made a decision. It happens.” San Antonio Express-News

By declining Anderson’s $1.56 million option, the Spurs haven’t necessarily severed ties with the 22-year-old guard, who was the 2010 Big 12 Player of the Year at Oklahoma State. Anderson will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, eligible to be signed by any team this summer. The Spurs would be limited to offering him only the price of the option. San Antonio Express-News

January 2, 2012 Updates
December 19, 2011 Updates

The Spurs also signed T.J. Ford to back up Parker and are hopeful that players such as forward James Anderson and center Tiago Splitter can have productive years. They are also excited about the potential of 20-year-old rookie forward Kawhi Leonard. ”We’ve always had a decent number of young guys (who played),” said Popovich, who couldn’t resist a joke. “It’s just that everybody concentrates on Tim, Tony and Manu and thinks of those three guys. When Robert (Horry) played for us I think he was 44 or 45. He used to do all the hamburger commercials. But we’ve always had a few young guys.” SheridanHoops

August 11, 2011 Updates
February 7, 2011 Updates

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have assigned rookie James Anderson to the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League.This is Anderson’s second assignment to the Toros this season while rehabbing from a stress fracture in the fifth metatarsal of his right foot which he was diagnosed with on November 11. Anderson, a 6-6, 215-pound guard, was originally assigned to Austin on January 26. He appeared in two games for the Toros, averaging 14.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in 14.5 minutes. He shot .556 (10-18) from the field, .444 (4-9) from three-point territory and .714 (5-7) from the free throw line. Anderson was recalled by the Spurs on January 29 and saw limited action in three games. NBA.com

January 17, 2011 Updates

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said that No. 1 draft pick James Anderson will likely play in the NBA’s Developmental League by the end of the week as he recovers from a stress fracture in his right foot. Popovich said that Anderson’s rehabilitation will be stepped up this week. “This coming week, he’ll be going one-on-one, two-on-two, three-on-three,” Popovich said. “He’ll have his first contact and towards the end of the week he’ll be headed to the D-League.” San Antonio Express-News

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