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Ryan Anderson could play in West Coast Road Trip

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The Advocate reports that Ryan Anderson says he could play in the Pelicans' upcoming road trip against Pacific Division foes. Ryno, of course, has been sidelined since the beginning of the season due to a chip fracture in one of his toes. He worked out a good bit yesterday, but Anderson still felt a good amount of pain in his toe as he tried to move at game speed.

On Sunday, the Pelicans will travel to Phoenix, then have a day off, then playing a back to back against Los Angeles and Utah on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. Considering how much pain it sounded like Anderson was in yesterday, I can't imagine that he could return against Phoenix, but it would be nice to have him back against the Lakers or Jazz.

Anderson could hopefully increase the number of attempts the Pelicans take outside the arc. New Orleans ranks dead last in three point attempts as a percentage of field goal attempts at a woeful 15%, almost five percentage points less than the next worst team. Even with that small of a percentage of field goals attempted, the Pelicans are just a shade better than the league average in three point field goal percentage, so the return of Ryan Anderson will hopefully drastically improve the offense.