Ryan Anderson hoping for a bounce-back season with Rockets
Ryan Anderson had the worst season of his career in 2018-19, but he is determined to make that a thing of the past as he returns to the Houston Rockets.
Anderson signed a partially guaranteed deal with Houston this summer in hope of revitalizing his career. He played with the Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat last year, averaging a combined 2.5 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.
Now, the 31-year-old power forward is focused in returning to form and showing everyone in the Association that he can still hoop with the best of them
“I would like to bounce back from last year,” Anderson said, per Jonathan Feigen of Houston Chronicle “It was a tough year. It was a year that I could not have imagined happening. I mean, going from a veteran team to an all young team that’s trying to find themselves, find an identity. It feels good to be back with a group that has an identity. I know what that identity is, and you know what the main goal is. So, I feel really good to be back. But yeah, that’s just how life is sometimes. It’s full circle. But ultimately, I’m here and I’m happy to be here.
“It’s a wild business. It’s a great business. It’s a beautiful game. I’m fortunate to do this 12 years now. You blink and it goes by. It’s wild.”
Anderson played with the Rockets for two seasons, from 2016 to 2018. He had an astounding year for the team in 2016-17, putting up 13.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.
Unfortunately, the Rockets had to move him in the summer of 2018 to get rid of his enormous contract. Now that he’s back though (and on a much cheaper deal), Houston is hoping to help Anderson get his game back.