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February 13, 2017 02:25 PM
Chris Andersen: Will be waived by Charlotte
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersen (knee) will be waived Monday 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 future second-round pick, and as expected, they'll now let the veteran go to free up a roster spot. Charlotte plans to use that spot to re-sign Mike Tobey to a second 10-day contract. Andersen, meanwhile, could be at the end of the line in his NBA career, as he's recovering from season-ending knee surgery and will turn 39 in July.

February 13, 2017 02:25 PM
Hornets' Chris Andersen: Traded to Charlotte
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersen (knee) was traded Monday to the Hornets in exchange for a protected future second-round pick and cash.

Andersen has already been ruled out for the season after tearing his ACL in practice back on Dec. 16, so trading him away opens up a roster spot for the Cavaliers, who will likely add another player via free agency or trade after the All-Star break. It's expected that the Hornets will waive Andersen within the coming days, which could spell of his career. At 38 years old and recovering from a major knee surgery, Andersen may struggle to find work during the offseason.

December 16, 2016 08:35 PM
Cavaliers' Chris Andersen: Will miss remainder of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 30, 2016 09:02 AM
Cavaliers' Chris Andersen: Plays 11 minutes Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 4, 2016 03:25 PM
Cavaliers' Chris Andersen: Fails to see floor Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 14, 2016 07:15 PM
Cavaliers' Chris Andersen: Resting for Friday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersen will be rested and not play in Friday's preseason contest against the Bulls, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Andersen is one of nine Cleveland veterans who are being rested and didn't make the trip to Chicago. He'll likely play in Tuesday's preseason matchup with the Wizards.

October 5, 2016 05:52 PM
Cavaliers' Chris Andersen: Starting vs. Magic
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersen will start Wednesday's matchup against the Magic, John Denton of reports.

Tristan Thompson has been ruled out with a stiff left foot, so Andersen will get the nod at center, joining Kevin Love and LeBron James in the frontcourt. While James and Love will have their workloads capped at around 12 and 15 minutes, respectively, Andersen could see a slightly more expanded role.

July 15, 2016 07:10 PM
Cavaliers' Chris Andersen: Signs one-year deal with Cavs
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Andersen has agreed to a one-year deal with Cleveland, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.

Andersen played two years with LeBron James in Miami, so it is not a huge surprise to see the 38-year old veteran join him in Cleveland. While he will likely take over the reserve center spot in the rotation left by Timofey Mozgov, he will have a hard time finding consistent minutes in the rotation. Andersen saw just 5.1 minutes per game in Miami last season before being traded to Memphis. He saw a relatively large jump in workload for the Grizzlies; posting 4.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 0.7 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 18.3 minutes per game.

April 24, 2016 06:59 PM
Grizzlies' Chris Andersen: Leading rebounder in loss to Spurs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersen scored seven points (1-5 FG, 5-8 FT) and pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds while adding two assists, a steal and a block in 24 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Spurs.

The Birdman brought his typical energy Sunday, as he saw some extra minutes after San Antonio effectively put the game away with a big third quarter. Andersen averaged 7.8 rebounds in 19.8 minutes per game during the series, serving as one of the only available frontcourt options for the Grizz. He will be a free agent this summer, and there has been no indication as to whether or not Memphis intends to bring him back.

April 22, 2016 09:35 PM
Grizzlies' Chris Andersen: Out of Game 3 starting lineup
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Andersen will not start Friday's Game 3 against the Spurs, Rob Fischer of Sport 56 WBHQ reports.

The big man added four points and eight rebounds in 24 minutes during Game 2, but his move out of the starting lineup will likely result in fewer minutes and potentially less production as well. The Grizzlies will go the smaller route with their lineup Friday, shifting Zach Randolph to center while bumping Tony Allen into the starting five.

April 20, 2016 10:09 AM
Grizzlies' Chris Andersen: Grabs eight rebounds in Game 2 blowout loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersen had four points (2-2 FG) and eight rebounds in 24 minutes during the Grizzlies' 94-68 loss to the Spurs on Tuesday.

Through the first two playoff games, Anderson has pulled down 17 rebounds in 41 minutes, but the Grizzlies have been blown out of the water in both contests. The 37-year-old played solid defense against San Antonio's Tim Duncan, who scored only three points Tuesday, but the Spurs' defense is just on a whole other level. Anderson has never been a primetime scorer, and he should not be expected to breakout offensively in this series, but he is capable of boxing out and hauling in boards.

April 13, 2016 10:27 AM
Grizzlies' Chris Andersen: Scores eight points Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersen had eight points (4-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt), five rebounds, and two steals across 21 minutes during the Grizzlies' 110-84 loss to the Clippers on Tuesday.

Anderson has eclipsed 20 minutes in six of the last 10 games. However, he is posting just 4.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.2 steals in 19 minutes through six April affairs. The Grizzlies take on the Warriors in Wednesday's regular season finale, and Anderson totaled six points, four rebounds, two steals, and one dime in 14 minutes versus Golden State this past Saturday.

March 26, 2016 11:19 AM
Grizzlies' Chris Andersen: Scores season-high 13 points with seven rebounds in 37 minutes Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersen compiled 13 points (6-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt), seven rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 37 minutes during the Grizzlies' 110-104 loss to the Spurs on Friday.

Anderson's three-pointer was just the 14th of his NBA career, but the 37-year-old scored a season-high 13 points in a season-high 37 minutes Friday. The Grizzlies have a rematch with the Spurs on Monday.

March 23, 2016 09:09 AM
Grizzlies' Chris Andersen: Posts eight points, three rebounds in Tuesday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersen (shoulder) managed eight points (4-5 FG) and three rebounds in 16 minutes during the Grizzlies' 107-100 loss to the Lakers on Tuesday.

Andersen returned from a nine-game absence with a shoulder subluxation, and drew the start on Tuesday. However, he saw just 16 minutes, and should not be expected to play much more than that going forward. As a result, he can safely be left on waiver wires across all fantasy formats.

March 22, 2016 10:45 PM
Grizzlies' Chris Andersen: Starting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersen (shoulder) is starting Tuesday's game against the Lakers.

While this speaks to the health of his shoulder, Andersen is the type of player who almost never sees more than 25 minutes in a game, so his fantasy upside is limited.

March 22, 2016 02:15 PM
Grizzlies' Chris Andersen: Expected to play Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersen (shoulder) is expected to play Tuesday against the Lakers, Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

The Grizzlies relayed a few days earlier that Andersen would return at some point this week, and with the team not electing to re-sign Alex Stepheson after his 10-day contract expired, it looks likely that Birdman is ready to go. Andersen missed nine games while recovering a left shoulder subluxation, so he could be eased back into the mix if he does indeed play Tuesday. Once 100 percent healthy, however, Andersen figures to displace Ryan Hollins as the Grizzlies' starter at center, though he'll rarely see much more than 20 minutes per outing.

March 21, 2016 02:47 PM
Grizzlies' Chris Andersen: Expected to return within the week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersen (shoulder) is progressing in his recovery and is expected to return to the court at some point this week.

It's a rare bit of good news for the Grizzlies, who have seen their frontcourt in particular suffer significant losses due to injury since the All-Star break. Zach Randolph (knee) has since returned to action to reclaim the starting power forward spot, and Andersen figures to displace Ryan Hollins as the starting center once he's deemed ready to play again. Prior to suffering the left shoulder subluxation, Andersen typically saw his playing time capped around the 20-minute mark, so he'll likely have to share the load a bit at center with Hollins, JaMychal Green, and Jarell Martin upon getting back on the court.

March 12, 2016 11:57 AM
Grizzlies' Chris Andersen: Out indefinitely
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersen (shoulder) is considered out indefinitely, Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Andersen continues to deal with a shoulder subluxation, and the Grizzlies have declined to set a timeline for his return, saying only that he'll "be re-evaluated later." It's safe to rule Andersen out of Saturday's matchup with the Hawks, but he should be considered optimistically questionable for Monday's game in Houston.

March 7, 2016 05:32 PM
Grizzlies' Chris Andersen: Ruled out Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersen (shoulder) will not play in either of the Grizzlies' next two games, Kevin Lipe of the Memphis Flyer reports.

Andersen departed Sunday's game with a left shoulder injury, and the team has ruled him out Monday against the Cavs, with the plan being to evaluate him in 3-to-5 days. That means he'll also miss Wednesday's matchup with the Celtics before potentially returning for Friday's date with the Pelicans. In Andersen's absence, JaMychal Green and Ryan Hollins will likely step into larger roles.

March 6, 2016 05:16 PM
Grizzlies' Chris Andersen: Questionable to return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Andersen left Sunday's game against the Suns with a left shoulder injury and is questionable to return, Kevin Pelton of reports.

Andersen went to the locker room during the second quarter with a left shoulder injury and he's now being listed as questionable to return. It's another tough blow to the Grizzlies' frontcourt, which is already missing the likes of Marc Gasol (foot) and Brandan Wright (knee). With Andersen currently sidelined, Zach Randolph and JaMychal Green will likely be relied upon for additional minutes.