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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Rockets, Ryan Anderson reach agreement on four-year deal

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The Houston Rockets haven’t historically done well with former Orlando Magic big men, so hopefully this one can flip the script.

According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Saturday, the Rockets have reached an agreement with free agent power forward Ryan Anderson on a four-year deal worth $80 million.

Anderson, 28, averaged 17.0 points per game and 6.0 rebounds per game for the Pelicans last season. A career 37.7 percent shooter from deep, he fits the mold of the rangy stretch-4 that the Rockets always love.

Houston had a need in the frontcourt after Dwight Howard bolted for Atlanta on Friday. Anderson may have an opportunity to start at power forward and could form a nice inside-outside attack with young Swiss big man Clint Capela. With All-Star shooting guard James Harden, one of the best in the league at generating efficient three-point looks for teammates, running the show on offense, Anderson might be in line for a strong few seasons of production with the Rockets.

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