Anderson (ankle) has been ruled out for the next two weeks, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports. Anderson's recent MRI on his ankle came back clean, but the Rockets are going to take a cautious approach in order to have him at full strength for the playoffs. If that two-week timetable holds true, Anderson will miss the next six games, with his first shot to return being an Apr. 9 matchup against the Kings. Eric Gordon will get the first crack at joining the starting five Sunday, as the Rockets are opting to go with a smaller three-guard lineup against the Thunder. Sam Dekker, however, should pick up some extra minutes off the bench for the duration of Anderson's absence as well.
Coach Mike D'Antoni said Anderson (ankle), who has been ruled out Sunday against the Thunder, will also "probably" sit out Tuesday against the Warriors, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. Anderson sprained his right ankle in Friday's win over the Pelicans and is being viewed as day-to-day until team doctors have a chance to formally evaluate him Sunday. That being said, it doesn't look like Anderson will represent a great fantasy option heading into the Rockets' four-game week, as he had been struggling from the field even prior to suffering the injury. The Rockets are expected to start either Eric Gordon or Sam Dekker in Anderson's place Sunday, but both should benefit from an uptick in minutes and usage.
Anderson (ankle) won't play Sunday against the Thunder, Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com reports. A sprained right ankle will keep Anderson out of action for Sunday's matchup, which means that coach Mike D'Antoni will have to restructure his starting five. D'Antoni said he would start either Eric Gordon or Sam Dekker in place of Anderson, with James Harden likely spending more time guarding power forwards whenever he shares the court with Gordon. Anderson is averaging 11.1 points (on 37% shooting from the field), 3.6 rebounds and 2.6 three-pointers over 26.2 minutes per game in 10 March appearances, so if the injury sidelines him for a few extra games, he may be a drop candidate in mid-sized or shallower leagues during the fantasy playoffs.
Anderson was forced to leave Friday's matchup against the Pelicans early due to an injured ankle, Jonathan Feigan of the Houston Chronicle reports. Anderson left the game after stepping on DeMarcus Cousins ' foot. He indicated following the game that it was too soon to know how serious this injury was. However, there was significant swelling, so his status for Sundays game against the Thunder appears unlikely. Look for Sam Dekker to fill in at power forward should Anderson miss any time. Expect an update when the team provides more clarity on the situation.
Anderson provided 10 points (3-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and four rebounds over 27 minutes in Saturday's 109-105 win over the Nuggets. Anderson's struggles from three-point range continued for the third straight game, as he's now shot just 3-for-15 from long distance over that span. The veteran forward looked like he had found his stride beginning shortly before the All-Star break, and he'd posted seven straight double-digit scoring efforts through March 1. However, his production has fluctuated significantly since that point, as he's scored in single digits three times and gone scoreless in another game. Saturday's 10-point tally did represent a return to double digits in the scoring column, but Anderson is still shooting significantly under 40 percent for the month.
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