Derek Anderson

Drafted #13 in the 1997 NBA Draft by the Cavaliers
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
Weight: 188 lbs (85 kg)
Position: SG
High School: Harry Doss High School (Kentucky)
Hometown: Louisville, KY
College: Kentucky
Current Team: Kentucky
Win - Loss: 23 - 10


NBA Scouting Reports, Southeastern Division (Part 1)

Matt Williams
Matt Williams
May 06, 2008, 11:56 pm
Overview: A prototypical veteran swingman who doesn’t excel in any one aspect of the game. Has had a difficult time staying healthy in recent years. His explosiveness isn’t 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 didn’t 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. Doesn’t 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. Doesn’t 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. Doesn’t 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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07/16/2023 89 - 72 vs Canada U-23 Canada U-23
07/15/2023 104 - 92 vs Globl Africa U-23 Globl Africa U-23
07/13/2023 93 - 69 at Canada U-23 Canada U-23
07/12/2023 81 - 73 vs Germany U-23 Germany U-23


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