Ryan Anderson PF NO 18 Days

Anderson (neck) has been cleared for full contact, essentially making him 100-percent healthy going into the season.

Anderson announced that his doctors cleared him for full contact via his Instagram account Wednesday. He injured his neck in January and was forced to miss the remainder of the 2013-14 season after undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disc. Anderson should be considered healthy for all fantasy purposes, and the only thing that hurts his fantasy value at the moment is the potential impact the addition of Omer Asik might have on his minutes this season. In 22 games played last season, Anderson averaged 19.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.5 steals, 0.3 blocks, and 3.0 three-pointers in 36 minutes per game. If the Pelicans are healthy, it's reasonable to think that his points and minutes played will go down this season, impacting his fantasy value.

Ryan Anderson PF NO 22 Days

Anderson is feeling "great" after missing the majority of the 2013-14 season with injury, the Times-Picayune reports.

Anderson suffered two herniated discs in his neck after a scary collision in Boston in early January. The injury limited him to just 22 games last year, but�much like the rest of his teammates�this season promises to be healthier for the sharp-shooting forward. With Omer Asik acquired to anchor the middle and Anthony Davis continuing to improve, the Pelicans should have a very formidable frontcourt.

Ryan Anderson PF NO 26 Days

Anderson (back) is recovering smoothly from a herniated disc and expects to be ready for training camp, NBA.com reports.

Anderson hasn't played since an on-court collision with Boston's Gerald Wallace ended his season in early January. He received clearance to return to the court last week but will be held out of full contact drills for a few more weeks. "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." Anderson played in only 22 games last season, averaging 19.8 points while hitting at a 40.9 percent clip from three-point range - both career-highs. Assuming he's back at full strength in 2014-15, Anderson should play a vital role for a Pelicans team that could contend for a playoff spot if they stay healthy.

Ryan Anderson PF NO 3 Months

The Pelicans are shopping Ryan Anderson in a trade, according to Yahoo! Sports.

The Pelicans traded their 2014 first-round draft pick in the Jrue Holiday deal, so they would like to get in the mix tonight. Anderson played just 22 games last year, but made a whopping 3.0 treys per game. He is on schedule to return from his neck surgery and should be ready for training camp. The arrival of Omer Asik could also hurt Anderson's playing time, but he should bury plenty of treys no matter where he plays.

Ryan Anderson PF NO 3 Months

Coach Monty Williams said Ryan Anderson is "on target" from his rehab and he is expected to be ready for training camp.

Dating back to April, Anderson's prognosis has him expected to resume basketball activities in August to October. He had spine surgery on Apr. 8 after suffering his back injury on Jan 3. He was knocking down 3.0 triples per game before injury and should start hit the ground running next season.

Ryan Anderson PF NO 5 Months

Ryan Anderson (spine surgery) is expected to resume basketball activities in 4-6 months.

The Tuesday surgery on Anderson's cervical spine for a herniated disc was deemed a success. Given the timetable, it's possible that he'll be ready to return for the start of the 2014-15 season. It's an injury to monitor closely as Anderson is a candidate to lead the league in 3-pointers anytime he's getting 30+ minutes a night.

Ryan Anderson PF NO 6 Months

Ryan Anderson had surgery on Tuesday to repair a herniated cervical disc.

Anderson did all he could to avoid season-ending surgery, but in the end it proved unavoidable. He wrote that the surgery went "really well" and the Pelicans should provide a timetable for his recovery in the next few weeks. He was having a terrific season before the injury, pitching in 19.8 points per game with a whopping 3.0 three-pointers on 40.9 percent shooting from downtown.

Ryan Anderson PF NO 6 Months

Ryan Anderson will have surgery to repair the herniated cervical disc which ended his 2013-14 season.

Anderson met with numerous specialists before determining that surgery is "the best opportunity to have a full recovery." He'll go under the knife next month, at which point a timetable should be available.

Ryan Anderson PF NO 6 Months

Ryan Anderson is "talking to a number of doctors all over the country" about the herniated disc in his neck which ended his season after 19 games.

Anderson is done for the 2013-14 season and the lack of clarity about his rehab and recovery leaves open the possibility that he won't be ready for training camp, either. The Pelicans trainers are still working with him and we'll pass along any updates as they become available.

Ryan Anderson PF NO 7 Months

Ryan Anderson said Monday that his herniated discs aren't healing and that he's still experiencing tingling in fingers.

Anderson will get a second opinion on Tuesday and at this point we can only hope that his long-term future isn't at risk. His season ended when the Pelicans received an injured player exception in February.