News: Anderson moved back to a bench role Tuesday with Anthony Davis (chest) back in action. Anderson finished with 28 points (10-15 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 27 minutes.
Impact: Anderson will remain in his bench role as long as Omer Asik and Davis are healthy, but whenever one of those two go down with an injury, Anderson's minutes will go up. Through 23 games off the bench this season, Anderson has averaged 15.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.7 steals, 0.3 blocks, and 2.4 three-pointers in 28 minutes per game, and that's exactly what managers should expect Anderson to average the rest of the season as long as he's on the Pelicans and coming off the bench.
News: Davis (chest) returned to action Tuesday after a one-game absence, putting up 31 points (12-15 FG, 7-7 FT), nine rebounds, one assist, one steal, and three blocks in 35 minutes.
Impact: Davis suffered a chest contusion in Friday's game against the Cavaliers, forcing him out of that game after just seven minutes of action. He then sat out Sunday's game against the Warriors with lingering soreness. Davis was fitted with a protective vest and performed exceedingly well with it Tuesday. He's good to role out as usual, and it doesn't appear the injury will have any lingering effects.