The Pacers didn't re-sign Anderson after his 10-day contract expired Thursday, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports. Indiana used Anderson's open roster spot to sign Nate Hinton to a two-way deal, while elevating Terry Taylor from his two-way deal to a standard NBA contract. During his second stint of the season with the Pacers -- he previously played under a 10-day deal in January before re-signing with Indiana on consecutive 10-day deals in March -- Anderson appeared in 10 games and averaged 8.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.2 three-pointers in 23.8 minutes.
Anderson isn't starting Friday's game against Boston. Anderson served as a starter in each of his last six appearances and averaged 12.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 32.2 minutes per game during that time. Oshae Brissett and Terry Taylor are in the starting lineup Friday.
Anderson recorded 13 points (6-13 FG, 1-6 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists and three steals over 32 minutes during Wednesday's 125-118 loss to the Nuggets. Anderson has inherited a huge role with his 10-day contracts. Although he's shot just 40.0 percent from the field and 26.7 percent from beyond the arc in 10 games with Indiana, Anderson is an offensive energizer. The 28-year-old is likely to draw another start against the Celtics on Friday.
Anderson signed a second 10-day contract with the Pacers on Monday. Anderson joined the Pacers on a 10-day deal in mid-March, and he's served as a starter in each of his last four appearances. During that time, he's averaged 12.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 33.5 minutes per game. It wouldn't be surprising to see Anderson maintain his starting role as long as Malcolm Brogdon (rest) and Chris Duarte (toe) remain out.
Anderson registered 10 points (3-10 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-5 FT), nine rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal across 32 minutes during Thursday's 133-103 loss to the Grizzlies. Anderson made his third straight start and finished with a season-high nine rebounds, though he struggled as a shooter in the big loss. The veteran forward added four assists, two blocks and one steal in arguably his best all-around game of the season. Anderson has played over 30 minutes in each of his past three contests and could continue to see a big role while the Pacers deal with a slew of injuries, but his production thus far doesn't warrant fantasy consideration except in very deep leagues.
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