The impressive impact of Ryan Anderson

The New Orleans Pelicans have been the NBA’s highest-scoring team since November 16, which is when three-point phenom Ryan Anderson made his season debut after missing the first nine games with a broken toe.

The Pelicans’ scoreboard success since Anderson’s return is not a coincidence. He’s notched two 30-plus point games in the month of December. Anderson is ranked 11th in the NBA in overall scoring and 2nd in the league from beyond the arc, shooting 52.9%.

Anderson is now replacing the injured Anthony Davis in the starting lineup for New Orleans, so these totals may grow along with Anderson’s minutes.
Most Points Points Per Game Since November 16

Pelicans           110.0
Rockets            108.6
Trail Blazers      106.7
Spurs              106.1
Nuggets            105.8