Anderson contributed six points (3-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists and one steal across 17 minutes during San Antonio's 110-97 loss to the Warriors in Game 3 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series. Anderson came off the bench for the second consecutive game and produced his best stat line of the series. The fourth-year forward had scored a single point over 21 minutes in the first two contests against the Warriors, so Thursday's production represented a breakout effort in comparison. Given his relatively limited minutes and modest numbers thus far, Anderson's DFS prospects aren't very bright heading into Sunday's Game 4.
Anderson will come off the bench for Game 2 against the Warriors on Monday, Anthony Slater of The Athletic Bay Area reports. Rudy Gay is drawing the start for the Spurs, bumping Anderson to the bench. Anderson struggled in Game 1, going scoreless in just 11 minutes of action while Gay saw 22 minutes and led the Spurs with 15 points.
Anderson chipped in 10 points (4-7 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two assists, and two steals in 18 minutes during Wednesday's 122-98 loss to the Pelicans. Anderson drew the start while Pau Gasol came off the bench to better matchup against the small-ball Pelicans lineup featuring Nikola Mirotic and Anthony Davis down low. It's possible that Anderson could continue to start in the playoffs, that is unless Spurs coach Gregg Popovich opts to go against the grain by starting two traditional big men versus the Warriors.
Anderson will rejoin the starting lineup for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Pelicans, Will Guillory of the Times-Picayune reports. The Spurs are opting to go with their smaller lineup Wednesday, so Anderson will start at power forward, while LaMarcus Aldridge will shift over to center. That sends Pau Gasol to a bench role and coach Gregg Popovich could try and get his veteran big man some rest before the playoffs. That said, Anderson should be in line for a full workload and in 66 previous starts this season, he's averaged 8.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists across 27.2 minutes.
Anderson will come off the bench Monday after initially being reported a starter, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports. The Spurs were initially reported to be starting Anderson at the power forward position with LaMarcus Aldridge starting at center, however Aldridge will draw the start at power forward with Pau Gasol drawing the start at center. Anderson has seen his fair share of minutes recently, averaging 27.8 minutes over the past five games, and will likely see a similar role Monday.
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