Rockets Sign James Anderson

by Jason Friedman Writer/Reporter

HOUSTON– Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has signed guard/forward James Anderson to a multi-year deal. To make room on the roster, the Rockets have released guard Daequan Cook.

Anderson (6-6, 215, Oklahoma State), who actually began the 2012-13 season with Rio Grande Valley, was re-signed by San Antonio on Nov. 21, 2012. In 10 games this season with the Spurs, Anderson averaged 3.4 points and 1.4 rebounds in 9.4 minutes per outing. He tallied a season-high nine points, four rebounds and three assists in 20 minutes at Miami(11/29/12). Anderson was waived by the Spurs on Dec. 20, 2012.

Originally selected by San Antonio in the first round (20th overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft, Anderson holds career averages of 3.7 points and 1.3 rebounds in 87 games (four starts) over three seasons with the Spurs. He also appeared in seven career contests with the D-League Austin Toros, averaging 14.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 25.1 minutes per game in 2010-11.

Anderson spent three seasons at Oklahoma State, finishing with career averages of 17.9 points (second highest in school history), 5.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists. He left college ranked fourth in school history with 1,811 career points. He never missed a game during his collegiate career, earning 99 starts in 101 games. As a junior, Anderson was named Big 12 Player of the Year and was an All-Big 12 First Team selection. He was also named to the John Wooden All-American Team and earned AP All-America Second Team honors. A 2007 McDonald’s High School All-American, Anderson also played for Team USA in the 2009 World University Games, averaging 7.1 points and 2.4 rebounds in seven games as the U.S.squad captured the bronze medal.

Cook (6-5, 210,Ohio State) averaged 3.4 points and 1.1 rebounds in 16 games (one start) with the Rockets this season.