Anderson (coach's decision) didn't see the floor Thursday in the Suns' 111-109 loss to the Raptors. It's hardly shocking that Anderson was excluded from the rotation in a close contest, as that's been standard since early November. Anderson has seen action in only four of the Suns' past 35 games and will need a trade to recoup any kind of fantasy value. With a season and a half still remaining on Anderson's four-year, $80 million contract, he probably won't have a robust market as the Feb. 7 trade deadline approaches.
Anderson won't be available Sunday against the Bulls, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports. Anderson hasn't played since Dec. 4 against Sacramento, so it's no surprise that he's listed as inactive.
Anderson will come off the bench Thursday against Boston, Gina Mizell of The Athletic reports. Anderson stepped into a starting role temporarily while T.J. Warren was out with a back injury, but Anderson will move back to the bench at least for the time being. Warren figures to remain the starter after returning to health, although Anderson certainly has a shot to push Warren for minutes if he can up his play.
Anderson was held scoreless (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and recorded two rebounds and two assists across 22 minutes Tuesday in the Suns' 104-82 loss to the Nets. Though T.J. Warren (back) returned from a one-game absence, coach Igor Kokoskov deployed him off the bench, likely as a means to manage his minutes coming off injury. That paved the way for Anderson to make a second straight start at power forward, but the veteran did next to nothing while playing about half of the contest. That's essentially been par for the course for Anderson throughout the season, as he's reached double figures in the scoring column just once in 10 games and is shooting 33.3 percent from the floor and 24.1 percent from three-point range. Expect Anderson to head back to the second unit once the Suns are fully comfortable with Warren's health, which could come as soon as the team's next game Thursday against the Celtics.
Anderson tallied five points (2-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt) and five rebounds in 27 minutes during Sunday's 102-100 victory over Memphis. Anderson was back in the starting lineup with T.J. Warren (back) sitting out, but was unable to take advantage of the situation. I think we just need to accept that Anderson is no longer a good fantasy player given his skillset is now the norm as opposed to unique. He has no value except possibly in the deepest of formats.
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