Derek Anderson (basketball)

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Derek Anderson
No. 23, 1, 8, 5
Shooting guard / Small forward / Point guard
Personal information
Born (1974-07-18) July 18, 1974 (age 39)
Louisville, Kentucky
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Doss (Louisville, Kentucky)
College Ohio State (1992–1994)
Kentucky (1995–1997)
NBA draft 1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Pro playing career 1997–2008
Career history
19971999 Cleveland Cavaliers
1999–2000 Los Angeles Clippers
2000–2001 San Antonio Spurs
20012005 Portland Trail Blazers
2005–2006 Houston Rockets
2006 Miami Heat
20062008 Charlotte Bobcats
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 7,357 (12.0 ppg)
Rebounds 1,988 (3.2 rpg)
Assists 2,083 (3.4 apg)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Derek Lamont Anderson (born July 18, 1974) is an American former professional basketball player.

Anderson is a graduate of Doss High School and was a Kentucky All-Star. Anderson played college basketball at the Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky. In 1996, Anderson helped the University of Kentucky win the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship as part of a team that featured nine future NBA players under their coach Rick Pitino. Anderson went on to graduate from the University of Kentucky in 1997 with a degree in pharmacy.

He was first selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers as the 13th overall pick to the 1997 NBA Draft, despite missing much of his second senior season at Kentucky due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). He played for Cleveland from 1997–1999. On Aug. 4, 1999 he was traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers along with Johnny Newman to the L.A. Clippers for Lamond Murray.[1] Anderson was ranked 7th in the NBA in free throw percentage (.877) in 1999–2000.[2]

Anderson's NBA career has been plagued by injuries. In the 2004–2005 season he only played in 8 of the final 42 games for the Portland Trail Blazers, and missed similar numbers of games in prior seasons. On August 3, 2005, he was the first player in the league waived using the so-called "luxury tax amnesty clause" of the 2005 NBA collective bargaining agreement. He would sign with the Houston Rockets as a free agent before being traded to the Miami Heat in exchange for Gerald Fitch.

Anderson was waived by Heat on September 12, 2006, prior to the beginning of the 2006–07 season. Several weeks later, on November 28, he signed with the Charlotte Bobcats.[3]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes seasons in which Anderson won an NBA championship

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1997–98 Cleveland 66 13 27.9 .408 .202 .873 2.8 3.4 1.3 .2 11.7
1998–99 Cleveland 38 13 25.7 .398 .304 .836 2.9 3.8 1.3 .1 10.8
1999–00 L.A. Clippers 64 58 34.4 .438 .309 .877 4.0 3.4 1.4 .2 16.9
2000–01 San Antonio 82 82 34.9 .416 .399 .851 4.4 3.7 1.5 .2 15.5
2001–02 Portland 70 27 26.6 .404 .373 .856 2.7 3.1 1.0 .1 10.8
2002–03 Portland 76 76 33.6 .427 .350 .859 3.5 4.3 1.2 .2 13.9
2003–04 Portland 51 46 35.5 .376 .305 .824 3.6 4.5 1.3 .1 13.6
2004–05 Portland 47 32 26.4 .389 .384 .805 2.7 3.0 .8 .1 9.2
2005–06 Houston 20 8 29.1 .393 .284 .836 4.2 2.7 .8 .2 10.8
2005–06 Miami 23 3 20.2 .308 .313 .842 2.6 2.1 .3 .1 5.8
2006–07 Charlotte 50 32 23.8 .429 .355 .877 2.3 2.7 1.0 .1 8.0
2007–08 Charlotte 28 0 14.1 .376 .365 .737 1.9 1.6 .4 .0 5.0
Career 615 390 29.2 .408 .341 .853 3.2 3.4 1.1 .1 12.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1997–98 Cleveland 4 0 25.8 .455 .000 .885 2.3 2.8 1.3 .3 10.8
2000–01 San Antonio 7 7 27.7 .262 .273 .762 2.7 2.4 .4 .0 7.7
2001–02 Portland 3 0 25.3 .433 .333 .889 2.3 2.3 .7 .0 14.7
2002–03 Portland 2 2 11.0 .250 .000 .000 .5 .0 .0 .0 1.0
2005–06 Miami 8 0 8.3 .300 .357 .875 1.1 .6 .3 .0 3.0
Career 24 9 19.2 .336 .302 .838 1.9 1.7 .5 .0 7.0

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nba.com/playerfile/derek_anderson/bio.html
  2. ^ Derek Anderson Facts | Official Site of BBallOne.com
  3. ^ ESPN – Bobcats add veteran swingman Anderson – NBA

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