Anderson: I’ll Be Ready for Pelicans Camp

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On Monday morning, Ryan Anderson rejoined several of his New Orleans Pelicans teammates in basketball-related activities for the first time since Jan. 3, when an on-court collision with Boston’s Gerald Wallace ended Anderson’s 2013-14 season. That was seven-plus months ago, but at times this offseason, it felt like much longer to the 26-year-old power forward, who’d never been sidelined from athletics for such a lengthy period.

“I can do everything with the guys as far as shooting workouts, drills, weights and conditioning,” Anderson said. “I just can’t play five-on-five or (even) one-on-one basketball. My disc is fused, which is good, but if I take the risk of getting hit too soon, it just wouldn’t be a good thing. I have a few more weeks, so training camp I’ll be ready to go all out. I just can’t wait to play contact basketball again. I can’t wait for that day. Until then I want to build up strength, get stronger and really work on my conditioning, and get back to normal.”

via Jim Eichenhofer of NBA.com/Pelicans

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