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 Gustavo Ayón.
2014-15 Season: Averaged 13.7 points and 4.9 rebounds in 61 appearances (5 starts)…Recorded three double-doubles and scored in double figures 42 times…Shot .854 from the free throw line… Appeared in all four of New Orleans’ post-season games against Golden State, averaging 5.6 points and 4.2 rebounds…Scored 26 points on 10-of-14 (.714) shooting, including 2-of-3 from three-point range 4/23 vs. GSW… Returned from a MCL sprain 4/1 at LAL and scored 17 points on five-of-eleven from the field…Exited the game after seven minutes of action due to a right MCL sprain 2/21 at MIA…Scored 18 points, including his 5,000th career point 1/25 vs. DAL…Did not dress 1/23 due to bilateral ankle inflammation…Notched his third double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds 12/31 at SAS…Made his first start of the season 12/14 vs. GSW, playing a season-high 45 minutes in an overtime loss…Scored 30 points on 9-of-18 shooting, including a career-high-tying 8-of-14 three-point field goals made and attempted 12/12 vs. CLE…Recorded his first double-double of the season, scoring 23 points and grabbing 11 boards 12/2 vs. OKC…Returned to his home town of Sacramento and scored 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting, on his way to becoming the franchise’s all-time leading bench scorer, in a win over the Kings 11/18…Became the franchise’s all-time leader in three-point field goals made by a reserve player 11/17 at POR…Scored 23 first half points en route to a 32 point performance at CLE 11/10...Returned to form opening night after missing 60 games in 2013-14 by scoring 22 points and grabbing nine rebounds vs. ORL.
2013-14 SEASON: Appeared in 22 games (14 starts) for the New Orleans Pelicans, averaged 19.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.3 blocks in 36.1 minutes... Led the team in scoring nine times. Scored a game-high 25 points 1/1 at MIN. Dropped 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds 12/28 at HOU. Recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds 12/27 vs. DEN. Chipped in 21 points to lead the team 12/17 at GSW. Scored 26 points on 10-21 shooting 12/15 at DEN. Scored 22 points 12/11 vs. DET. Had 18 points and two steals 12/6 vs. OKC. Gathered a season high 14 rebounds 12/4 vs. DAL. Notched a career high 36 points in a triple overtime thriller 12/2 at CHI. Scored a season high 31 points on 11-21 shooting and 7-11 from 3-point range 12/1 at NYK. Tallied 18 points and eight rebounds in an 11/29 win at PHI. Recorded his first doubledouble of the season with a 21 point, 12 rebound performance in a 102-101 loss vs. GSW 11/26. Dropped 17 points off the bench in loss at SAS 11/25. Hit three of five three pointers in a comeback win 11/22 vs. CLE. Tallied 19 points and five rebounds 11/20 vs. UTA. INACTIVE – 60 times. Anderson was placed on the inactive list beginning on 10/30 for a broken toe. Anderson was placed on the inactive list for the second time with a herniated disc 1/4/14.
2013-14 (New Orleans):
Appeared in 22 games (14 starts) and averaged 19.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 0.8 assists before being sidelined for the remainder of the season with a herniated disc when he collided with Boston’s Gerald Wallace 1/3/14…In those 22 games, Anderson led the team in scoring nine times and notched four double-doubles…Anderson scored in double figures in 21 out of his 22 appearances, and recorded 20-plus points in nine of those games…Scored a game-high 25 points 1/1 at MIN…Scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds 12/28 at HOU…Recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds 12/27 vs. DEN…Chipped in 21 points to lead the team 12/17 at GSW…Scored 26 points on 10-21 shooting 12/15 at DEN…Scored 22 points 12/11 vs. DET…Had 18 points and two steals 12/6 vs. OKC…Gathered a season-high 14 rebounds 12/4 vs. DAL…Notched a career-high 36 points in a triple overtime thriller 12/2 at CHI….
2012-13 (New Orleans):
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-plus point, 10-plus 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 NOH 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-plus point game of the season…scored 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…
Won the NBA’s Most Improved Player award…Played and started in 61 games with Orlando, averaging 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…finished with 14 double-doubles…Pulled down 10-plus rebounds 16 times, including a career-high 20 rebounds at PHI, 1/30…Had at least one steal 31 times and two-or-more steals nine times, including a career-high five steals vs. MIL, 3/3…Recorded at least one blocked shot 21 times… Professional: Has appeared in 418 career NBA regular season games (152 starts) with New Jersey, Orlando and New Orleans, averaging 12.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in 25.3 minutes per game….Shooting .379 (849-2,243) from three-point range and .858 (754-879) from the free throw line…Also played in 24 playoff outings for Orlando and New Orleans, averaging 5.6 points and 4.2 rebounds in 20.4 minutes per game...Won the 2011-12 NBA Most Improved Player award…
Played in 64 games (14 starts) with ORL, 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…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 11/3 vs. MIN and 1/24 vs. DET…Missed nine games (Dec. 4-21) due to a sprained right mid-foot…
Appeared in 63 games with ORL, 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 11/4 vs. PHX...
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.
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.
PERSONAL: Personal: Along with Anthony Davis, took 75 children on a holiday shopping spree at Toys-R-Us in December 2014...Donated 2,000 tickets to 2014-15 Pelicans games to underprivileged children...One of 13 players named to the 2012 USA Men’s Select Team that trained against the Men’s National Team prior to the 2012 Olympics…Represented the NBA in China, visiting the cities of Dalian, Beijing and Guangzhou while participating in NBA FIT clinics and interacting with Chinese youth...Full name is Ryan James Anderson...Lists golf as his favorite hobby…From ages of 14-16, would go once a year with church group to help improve impoverished areas of Mexico…Was given the nickname “Rhino” while at Cal…Favorite television show is Family Guy.