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Derek Anderson
Top 25s - Full List
RankCategoryTotal
14FT%87.7
173PA/FGA0.52
173pa/g5.1
213pa/405.7
173pa/40p5.9
223PA/FGA0.42
20FT%85.9
233pa/g4.4
193pa331
22FT%85.6
Team: Kentucky
PhysicalsPositions SalaryMisc
H: 6' 5"
W: 188 lbs
Bday: 07/18/1974
(40 Years Old)
Current: SG
NBA:   SG
Possible: SG
Agent: Bill McCandless
High School: Doss
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Drafted:  Pick 13 in 1997 by Cavaliers

Predraft Measurements
YearSourceHeight w/o ShoesHeight w/shoesWeightWingspanStanding ReachBody FatNo Step VertMax Vert
1997Newspaper6' 3.5"NA188NANANANANA

Basic Per Game Statistics - Comprehensive Stats - Statistical Top 25s
YearLeagueNameGPMinPtsFGFGAFG%2Pt2PtA2P%3Pt3PtA3P%FTMFTAFT%OffDefTOTAstsStlsBlksTOsPFs
2007/08NBADerek Anderson2814.15.01.74.537.61.02.638.40.71.936.51.01.473.70.31.51.91.60.40.00.91.8

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NBA Scouting Reports, Southeastern Division (Part 1)
May 6, 2008
Overview: A prototypical veteran swingman who doesnít excel in any one aspect of the game. Has had a difficult time staying healthy in recent years. His explosiveness isnít what it once was, but he is still a passable athlete by NBA standards. Provides a nice locker room presence, and is still capable of handling rotation minutes. Was a part of the 2006 Miami Heat team that won the NBA Championship, though he didnít play in the Finals.

Offense: Functions as something of a spot up shooter at this point in his career, and has adapted to his new role surprisingly well. Doesnít have the smoothest stroke, but he has become a very reliable outside shooter. Not only does he shoot a good percentage when spotting-up, but also connects at a respectable clip pulling up off the dribble when driving right. Finishes better around the rim with his right hand than with his left. Doesnít make explosive moves to the rim like he used to. Still manages to find ways to finish when he makes a move to the rim. Solid ball handling ability. Moves the ball well within the flow of the offense. Ability to shoot a high percentage from the free-throw line, coupled with the fact that he does a great job protecting the ball makes him an ideal mentor on a team with young talent, or a contributor on a team looking to make a playoff run.

Defense: Has a tougher time on defense now than he did before he began suffering chronic injuries, but still puts up a fight on the defensive end. Has never been one to use his athleticism to block shots, but he was very good at denying dribble penetration early in his career. Doesnít have the explosiveness to keep up with younger guards, but has become a very cerebral defender. Instead of relying on his physical assets, he tries to stay in front of his man by anticipating his moves and passes to create turnovers. Tends to reach when he gets beaten off the dribble, which is more a result of him preventing his man from getting to the rim than him initiating unnecessary contact.
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