Andersen (knee) will be waived by the Hornets, Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio reports. The Hornets essentially did the Cavaliers a favor in taking in Andersen in exchange for cash and a highly protected second round pick, but they will now waive him in order to keep a roster spot open. Charlotte will use that spot to sign Mike Tobey to a second 10-day contract, while Andersen's NBA career has likely reached its conclusion.
Andersen (knee) was traded Monday to the Hornets for cash and a protected second round pick. Andersen has already been ruled out for the season after tearing his ACL in practice, but the move opens up a roster spot for the Cavaliers, allowing them to potentially sign a another player for the second half of the season. At 38 years old and recovering from a knee surgery, there is a good chance the Hornets release Andersen and that this is his last season in the NBA.
Andersen suffered a torn ACL at practice Friday, and will miss the remained of the year as a result, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports. This is a tough break for the veteran big man. He has been out of the rotation all year, but did play 20 minutes in the Cavaliers' last game due to three starters being rested. Given Andersen's age, it remains to be seen if he will attempt to continue his career next season.
Andersen finished with two points (0-1 FG, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and one assist across 11 minutes in Tuesday's 118-101 loss to the Bucks. After being a non-rotation option for coach Tyronn Lue through mid-November, Andersen has suited up in five of the Cavs' last six games. However, all five of those appearances in games that were decided by 10 or more points, so it shouldn't be expected that Andersen will see much run in games that are more competitive in the second half. He'll have an even tougher path to playing time with fellow reserve Channing Frye (personal) set to rejoin the Cavs in advance of Thursday's game against the Clippers.
Andersen (coach's decision) didn't play in Cleveland's win over Boston on Thursday. Andersen has only seen playing time in two of Cleveland's first six games. He was given six minutes during Cleveland's 117-88 blowout win over New York, and nine minutes against Orlando when Channing Frye (personal) didn't travel with the team. It seems unlikely that Andersen will see minutes except during blowouts or if a rotational player isn't available.
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