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Kyle Anderson


ABOUT

Full NameKyle F. Anderson

BornSeptember 20, 1993

Height6 ft 9 in

NationalityAmerican

RoleSmall Forward

ABOUT

Kyle F. Anderson is an American professional basketball player who plays as a small forward for the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA. He played college basketball for the UCLA Bruins. After earning All-American honors as a sophomore in 2013–14, he was selected in the first round of the 2014 NBA draft with the 30th overall pick by the San Antonio Spurs.


In his freshman year at UCLA, Anderson was named to the All-Pac-12 second team and the Pac-12 All-Freshman team,In his sophomore year, Anderson was honored as the Most Outstanding Player of the 2014 Pac-12 Tournament, which UCLA won for their first conference tournament title in six years,he averaged 14.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 6.5 assists per game.


In his rookie season, Anderson got playing time whenever The Spurs rested their starters, Although, he spent most of his time in the NBA Development League, He was named as the NBA Development League Player of the Month for February when he averaged 22.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 4.7 assists.


His big break came in the 2017-18 season when Kawhi Leonard was ruled out for an extended period with a quadriceps injury. Anderson began the season as a starter and started 67 games for the Spurs. Averaging 7.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.


After the 2017–18 season, Anderson became a restricted free agent. On July 6, 2018, he received a four-year, $37.2 million offer sheet from the Memphis Grizzlies, he signed with the Grizzlies on July 9.



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