Derek Anderson

 

#23
Position: Guard
Height:
6-61
Weight:
194
Date of Birth:
July 18, 1974
Hometown:
Louisville, KY

Derek Anderson

 

 

 


GMinFGFGA%3Pt
FG
3PtFGA%FTFTA%DefOffTot
Reb
AStBSFTOTot
Pts
95-963670111723050.92359398010278.46359122886178251337
96-971948011122649.1389440.4779581.1413677673723932337
Total551181228456506115339.915719779.71049519915598912183674

 

Derek Lamont Anderson was born July 18, 1974 in Louisville, Kentucky.  is a graduate of Doss High School and was a All-Star. Anderson played college basketball at the Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky. In 1996, Anderson helped the University of Kentucky win the  Men’s Basketball Championship as part of a team that featured nine future NBA players under their coach Rick Pitino. Anderson went on to graduate from the University of  in 1997.

 

He was first selected by the  as the 13th overall pick to the 1997 NBA Draft, despite missing much of his second senior season at due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament(ACL). He played for Cleveland from 1997–1999. Anderson was ranked 7th in the NBA in free throw percentage (.877) in 1999–2000.

 

Anderson’s NBA career has been plagued by injuries. In the 2004–2005 season he only played in 8 of the final 42 games for the Portland Trail Blazers, and missed similar numbers of games in prior seasons. On August 3, 2005, he was the first player in the league waived using the so-called “luxury tax amnesty clause” of the 2005 NBA collective bargaining agreement. He would sign with the  as a free agent before being traded to the  in exchange for Gerald Fitch.

 

Anderson was waived by Heat on September 12, 2006, prior to the beginning of the 2006–07 season. Several weeks later, on November 28, he signed with the Charlotte Bobcats.