Report: Ryan Anderson Out Two Weeks with Ankle Sprain

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Mark Berman has announced per Mike D’Antoni that Rockets forward Ryan Anderson will be out for two weeks with a right ankle sprain. Anderson has also been dealing with a back injury throughout March. With there only being nine games left, there is a chance he will miss the remainder of the regular season.

Fortunately, this is the first time this season that Anderson will miss an extended period of time. Injuries were one of his biggest issues during his tenure with the New Orleans Pelicans. Hopefully, he can come back for a game or two at the end of the regular season to get back on track before the playoffs start.

Eric Gordon started in place of Anderson on Sunday, which is what we should expect to see for the remainder of his absence. With there being three guards now in the starting lineup, this is small ball at its finest. D’Antoni said that with Gordon in the starting lineup, it will open up the floor more for Lou Williams with the 2nd unit. Gordon can get going earlier in games, which could help the Rockets finish games early and rest players as the postseason nears.

Anderson’s perimeter shooting will be needed to help the Rockets have a deep playoff run. Hopefully, his ankle is good to go in two weeks.

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