Rockets To Sign Ryan Anderson

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The Rockets and Ryan Anderson have agreed to terms on a deal that will bring the forward to Houston, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports (via Twitter). Anderson’s pact is for four years and $80MM, the scribe adds.

Houston beat out a number of other suitors for the services of the sweet-shooting stretch four. The Kings and Wizards were among the teams vying to ink the 28-year-old, but the opportunity to play alongside James Harden in Houston, and of course, $80MM, snagged Anderson.

Anderson, a former 21st overall pick, has only played more than 66 games once in a season, but is coming off a solid year for the Pelicans. He averaged 17.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game, to go along with a shooting line of .427/.366/.873. Anderson’s career numbers through eight NBA seasons are 13.1 PPG, 5.6 RPG and 0.9 APG.

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16 thoughts on “Rockets To Sign Ryan Anderson

  1. Andrew

    Doesn’t sound like the Rockets are getting Horford, so good move locking Anderson up.

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  2. Z.....

    their defense is going to be pretty bad, at least as of now, though admittedly Anderson did improve in some areas on that end in the last year or so…

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  3. Good signing. Anderson fits the Rockets gameplan of spacing and 3 pt shooting. At center, they have Capela to take over for the departing Dwight Howard.

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    • rockets are the only texas team that just throw away money like it’s nothing if I was the gm I could have made a trade with a certain team and receive better production than anderson

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      • Bobby Sweet

        Does this trade involve six teams and an inexplicable 47 players?

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  4. These Rockets aren’t going anywhere… they will really struggle defensively and I feel bad for Weird the Beard’s teammates having to play another 82 games with him

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