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Ryan Anderson

33 | Forward

Pelicans

Biography

Background

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by New Jersey in the first round (21st overall) of the 2008 NBA Draft…Traded by New Jersey to Orlando along with Vince Carter in exchange for Rafer Alston, Tony Battie and Courtney Lee (Jun. 25, 2009)…acquired July 11, 2012, from the Orlando Magic via sign-and-trade for F Gustavo Ayón..

2012-13 SEASON: Appeared in 81 games (22 starts) and averaged 16.2 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists...finished second in the NBA with a career-high 213 3PT FGM in 557 attempts (38.2%)...led the team in scoring 26 times, in rebounding 16 times and tied for the lead in assists once...poured in fifth 20+ point/10+ rebound performance in L vs. DAL on 4/14 finishing with 20 points and 12 rebounds...finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds en route to his 10th double-double of the season 4/7 at PHX...recorded six points in final 15.6 seconds to lead New Orleans to victory over POR on 3/10 and finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds total...finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds 2/22 vs. DAL, including 18 points and 10 rebounds in the second half alone...scored a game-high 31 points on a career-high tying 13 made FG on 2/11 at DET, marking his third 30+ point game of the season...scored 22 points off the bench and was 7-13 from behind the arc on 1/25 at MEM...scored a game-high 28 points, including a season-high eight free throws made on 12/18 at GSW...was 7-10 from behind the arc en route to scoring a game-high 26 points on 12/16 at POR...recorded his 20th double-digit scoring game (20pts) on 12/14 vs. MIN... recorded a career-high five steals on 12/12 at OKC...scored 30+ points (31) for the second time this season, grabbing nine rebounds along the way on 12/5 vs. LAL...recorded his fifth 20+ point game on 12/3 vs. MIL...scored a career-high 34 points as part of a double-double (11 rebounds), making a career-high 13 field goals, including tying a career-high eight three-point field goals on 11/23 at PHX.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Appeared in 335 career NBA regular season games with New Jersey, Orlando and New Orleans, averaging 11.6 points and 5.5 rebounds in 24.2 minutes per game....shot .384 (660-1,720) from three-point range and .850 (566-666) from the free throw line...also played in 20 playoff outings, averaging 5.0 points and 4.1 rebounds in 20.4 minutes per game....captured the 2011-12 NBA Most Improved Player award... 2011-12 (Orlando): Won the NBA’s Most Improved Player award...played and started in 61 games with Orlando, averaging career-highs of 16.1 ppg. and 7.7 rpg. in 32.2 mpg...shot .393 (166-422) from three-point range and .877 (150-171) from the free throw line...led the NBA in both three-point field goals made and attempted, while ranking seventh in free throw percentage, tied for 27th in three-point field goal percentage, ranking 29th in rebounding and 33rd in scoring...started all five playoff outings, averaging 9.6 ppg. and 4.6 rpg. in 34.4 mpg....during the regular season, led (or tied) the team in scoring 16 times and in rebounding 10 times...scored in double figures 50 times and 20-plus points 21 times, including a career-high 30 points at New York, 1/16...finished with 14 double-doubles...pulled down 10+ rebounds 16 times, including a career-high 20 rebounds at Philadelphia, 1/30...had at least one steal 31 times and two-or-more steals nine times, including a career-high five steals vs. Milwaukee, 3/3...recorded at least one blocked shot 21 times...played a career-high 42 minutes at Utah, 4/21 and vs. Charlotte, 4/25... 2010-11 (Orlando): Played in 64 games with Orlando, averaging 10.6 ppg. and 5.5 rpg. in 22.3 mpg....shot .393 (134-341) from three-point range and .812 (95-117) from the free throw line... started in 14 outings, averaging 11.1 ppg. and 5.2 rpg. in 23.5 mpg. during that span...tied for 39th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage...appeared in six playoff games, averaging 4.7 ppg. and 4.5 rpg. in 24.5 mpg....during the regular season, led (or tied) the team in scoring five times and in rebounding three times...had six double-doubles...recorded a career-high three blocked shots on Nov. 3 vs. Minnesota and on Jan. 24 vs. Detroit...missed nine games (Dec. 4-21) due to a sprained right mid-foot...2009-10 (Orlando): Appeared in 63 games with Orlando, averaging 7.7 ppg. and 3.2 rpg. in 14.5 mpg...shot .370 (78-211) from three-point range...started in six outings, averaging 15.0 ppg. and 5.0 rpg. in 25.2 mpg....also played in nine playoff outings, averaging 2.6 ppg. and 3.4 rpg. in 9.9 mpg...had one double-double: 20 points and a season-high 10 rebounds on Nov. 4 vs. Phoenix...recorded a career-high-tying four steals on Jan. 1 @ Minnesota...blocked a career-high-tying two shots three times, the last on Apr. 9 vs. New York...missed four games (Nov. 8-13) due to a sprained right ankle...DNP-CD 15 times....2008-09 (New Jersey): Played in 66 games during his rookie campaign with New Jersey, averaging 7.4 ppg. and 4.7 rpg. in 19.9 mpg...shot .365 (69-189) from three-point range and .845 (98-116) from the free throw line...made 30 starts, averaging 8.7 ppg. and 6.0 rpg. during that span...ranked 10th among all NBA rookies in three-point FG percentage...scored a then career-high 21 points on Dec. 15 @ Toronto...recorded three double-doubles and had 10+ rebounds four times, including a career-best 12 boards on Feb. 7 vs. Denver...made first NBA start on Jan. 12 vs. Oklahoma City (6 pts., 9 rebs., 2 stls., 27 mins.) and made NBA debut on Oct. 29 @ Washington (5 pts., 3 rebs., 2 asts., 15 mins.)...DNP-CD 16 times.

COLLEGE (University of California, Berkeley, 2006-08): Played two seasons at the University of California, averaging 18.7 ppg. and 9.0 rpg. in 33.0 mpg. in 66 career games…started every game he played at Cal…shot .484 (419-866) from the field, .396 (122-308) from three-point range and .841 (276-328) from the free throw line during his collegiate career…named Second Team All-America by The Sporting News and earned First Team All-Pac-10 honors after his sophomore season (2007-08)…led the Pac-10 in scoring, averaging 21.1 ppg. (ranked 18th in nation) and ranked third in rebounding, pulling down 9.9 rpg….his 697 points ranks as the second-highest total in Cal history…became first player in school history to record at least 600 points and 300 rebounds in a single season…as a freshman (2006-07), led the Bears in scoring and rebounding, averaging 16.3 ppg. and 8.2 rpg….also finished fifth in the conference in both categories, the only player in the Pac-10 to rank in the top five in each area…was named Honorable Mention All-Pac-10…set a school freshman record with 269 rebounds…named MVP of the Great Alaska Shootout.

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