Anderson scored 13 points (5-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-6 FT) to go with five assists, four rebounds, and three steals in 37 minutes during the Kings' 116-81 loss to the Rockets on Wednesday. Anderson committed six turnovers while the Kings were blown out early on Wednesday. He posted season highs in assists and steals, but averaged only 3.5 points and 1.7 rebounds in 14 minutes during 2015-16. Still, Anderson has a player option for 2016-17, and the 27-year-old journeyman is more than likely to pick that up.
Anderson started at small forward in Tuesday's 115-107 loss to the Trail Blazers, providing seven points (3-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt), two assists, one rebound, and one block over 36 minutes. Anderson entered the lineup in place of Rudy Gay, who was one of three Kings players who sat out due to rest. Those absences opened up some additional court time for Anderson in his return to the top unit, but he was little more than a fourth or fifth option offensively throughout the contest, which resulted in a modest statistical output. Gay figures to be back in action Wednesday against the Timberwolves, which would likely result in Anderson moving back to the bench and seeing his minutes cut in half.
Anderson contributed 13 points (4-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight rebounds and four assists over 23 minutes in Saturday's 115-106 victory over the Nuggets. The Oklahoma State product turned in his best effort since tallying a season-high 17 points against the Pelicans on Mar. 16. While the performance was certainly encouraging, it's notable that Anderson also has three scoreless outings, four single-digit scoring outputs, and a DNP in eight of his last nine contests.
Anderson had two points (1-6 FG, 0-4 3Pt), two rebounds, and two assists in 16 minutes during the Kings' 109-102 loss to the Bulls on Monday. Anderson saw just 16 minutes despite drawing the start on Monday, while Ben McLemore (finger) missed his eighth straight contest. Anderson's 16-minute average in March is his highest in any individual month during 2015-16, and he can safely be avoided in fantasy.
Anderson will draw the start in Monday's matchup against the Bulls, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports. After starting two games in a row, Anderson only played three minutes in the Kings previous contest. However, head coach George Karl may like Anderson's matchup with the Bulls Monday as he is giving him the start again. In those previous two starts Anderson posted 13.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.5 blocks, and 2.5 triples in 31.5 minutes. Anderson could be a sneaky DFS play if he sees anywhere near those minutes again.
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