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CHRIS ANDERSEN (C)
  • Jul 15 2016, 16:03 PM

    Update: Andersen has agreed to a one-year deal with Cleveland, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.

    Analysis: 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.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Apr 24 2016, 15:57 PM

    Update: 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.

    Analysis: 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.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Apr 20 2016, 07:07 AM

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

    Analysis: 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.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Apr 13 2016, 07:25 AM

    Update: 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.

    Analysis: 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.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Mar 26 2016, 08:18 AM

    Update: 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.

    Analysis: 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.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Mar 23 2016, 06:07 AM

    Update: 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.

    Analysis: 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.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Mar 22 2016, 19:43 PM

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

    Analysis: 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.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Mar 22 2016, 11:14 AM

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

    Analysis: 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.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: Day-to-Day

  • Mar 21 2016, 11:45 AM

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

    Analysis: 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.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Mar 12 2016, 08:56 AM

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

    Analysis: 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.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Mar 07 2016, 14:31 PM

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

    Analysis: 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.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Mar 06 2016, 14:15 PM

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

    Analysis: 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.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: Day-to-Day

  • Mar 01 2016, 04:25 AM

    Update: Andersen posted seven points (2-3 FG, 3-6 FT), four rebounds, and one assist in 22 minutes during the Grizzlies' 103-96 win against the Nuggets on Monday.

    Analysis: Anderson took the place of Brandan Wright (knee) in the starting lineup, perhaps in an effort to better match up with the size of the Nuggets' frontcourt. Meanwhile, JaMychal Green saw only 12 minutes of action, so it looks like Andersen could continue to rank as the team's top option at center while Wright remains sidelined for at least a week or two. Nevertheless, Anderson probably won't be relied on to play heavy minutes given his advancing age, and is known more for his hustle and intangibles than for filling up a box score.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Feb 29 2016, 18:02 PM

    Update: Andersen will draw the start Monday versus the Nuggets, Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post reports.

    Analysis: Many expected JaMychal Green to draw the start, but it appears the Grizzlies have opted to go with a more traditional center. This will be Andersen's first start with the team since being traded from the Heat over the All Star break. With Marc Gasol out for the year, Andersen has an opportunity to impress and earn future minutes in the rotation.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Feb 20 2016, 04:07 AM

    Update: Andersen (knee) recorded four points (2-2 FG), three rebounds, and one block in 11 minutes during the Grizzlies' 109-104 win against the Timberwolves on Friday.

    Analysis: Andersen came off the bench in his first game with the Grizzlies, and though Marc Gasol (foot) is out for the year, Andersen has to compete with JaMychal Green, Brandan Wright, and Zach Randolph for minutes at center. As a result, Andersen is not worth targeting in the vast majority of leagues.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Feb 18 2016, 11:24 AM

    Update: Andersen (knee) has been cleared to play in Friday's game against the Timberwolves, Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

    Analysis: Andersen hasn't played since Jan. 4 due to coach's decisions and most recently, a bone bruise in his left knee, but the lengthy All-Star break aided his recovery, and his subsequent trade from the Heat to the Grizzlies earlier this week should enable him to get back on the court in short order. Though the Grizzlies are pressed for depth in the frontcourt with Marc Gasol (foot) out indefinitely, Andersen isn't expected to fill in as his primary replacement. Instead, Andersen is expected to see only minimal minutes off the bench, while Brandan Wright (knee), Zach Randolph, Ryan Hollins, and JaMychal Green also help cover some of the court time at center.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Feb 16 2016, 12:42 PM

    Update: Andersen (knee) was traded from the Heat to the Grizzlies on Tuesday as part of a three-team deal that also includes the Hornets, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

    Analysis: Courtney Lee is the key piece on the move, as he'll head to the Hornets, while the Grizzlies receive P.J. Hairston and two future second-round picks from the Hornets, as well as Andersen and a pair of second-round picks -- one of which is heavily protected -- from Miami. Brian Roberts will head from the Hornets to the Heat to complete the trade. Andersen is likely just a throw-in in the deal that will create salary relief for the Heat, as he's appeared in only seven contests this season, logging fewer than 40 total minutes. That said, the 37-year-old saw nearly 20 minutes per game across 60 contests last season, and the Grizzlies are desperate for help at center following Marc Gasol's likely season-ending foot injury, so it's possible Andersen could see a larger role in his new destination.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: Day-to-Day

  • Feb 09 2016, 16:22 PM

    Update: Andersen (knee) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Spurs.

    Analysis: Andersen hasn't played a game since mid-January, as he continues to work his way back from soreness in his knee. A concrete timetable for a return has yet to be established, so it remains unclear when he'll be available next. Even when back to full health, Andersen isn't expected to have a significant role in the Heat's regular rotation, so his fantasy value remains severely limited.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Feb 07 2016, 03:41 AM

    Update: Andersen (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Clippers, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    Analysis: Andersen has been dealing with soreness in his left knee since mid-January and doesn't have a clear timetable for a return. He's only appeared in seven games this season while averaging 5.1 minutes, so his continued absence should go relatively unnoticed in the fantasy realm.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Feb 04 2016, 11:00 AM

    Update: Andersen (knee) will not play Friday against the Hornets, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    Analysis: This is essentially a formality, as Andersen did not travel with the Heat on their three-game roadtrip, which concludes Friday night. As such, his next opportunity to play will come Sunday when Miami plays host to the Clippers. The veteran has held a very limited role off the bench this season and is not of much fantasy utility in nearly any format.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

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