Derek Anderson (basketball)

Derek Lamot Anderson ( born July 18, 1974 in Louisville, Kentucky ) is a retired American professional basketball player. At 196 cm tall, he played in the NBA on the position of the Shooting Guards.

Anderson attended the University of Kentucky before the Cleveland Cavaliers chose him in 13th place in the NBA Draft 1997. As a rookie, he fell in the NBA with an average of 11.7 points per game quickly and stood at the end of his rookie season in the NBA All- Rookie Second Team. After this season, Anderson played then another year for the Cavaliers, after he moved to the Los Angeles Clippers. For the Clippers, he had graduated with 16.9 points on average after his best season points. Just one year later, in the 2000 /01 NBA season, he left the Clippers again and signed a new contract with the San Antonio Spurs. In San Antonio, he was the first and only time in his NBA career in all 82 season games in the starting lineup. After Anderson came up with the Spurs on the play-offs to the Western Conference Finals, he moved to the Portland Trail Blazers. After four years in Portland, where its level of performance and thus its average playing time decreased, he signed a contract with the Houston Rockets, but moved during the season to the Miami Heat. In Miami, Anderson was the only time in his career NBA champions. After 2006, no contract had been offered to him by another NBA team in the off-season, he remained until the NBA season 2006/ 07 into a free agent, as the Charlotte Bobcats took him under contract, in which he held until the summer 2008 played. After he finished his career.