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David Andersen
PF/C - 6'11, 247lbs - 43 years old - 2 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2021 season
  • Birthdate: 06/23/1980
  • Drafted (NBA): 37th pick, 2002
  • Pre-draft team: Kinder Bologna (Italy)
  • Country: Australia/Denmark
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
July 1999ItalySigned a four year contract with Kinder Bologna.
2002 NBA DraftNBADrafted 37th overall by Atlanta.
19th September, 2003ItalySigned a one year contract with Montepaschi Siena.
22nd July, 2004RussiaSigned a two year contract with CSKA Moscow.
9th June, 2005RussiaSigned a two year extension with CSKA Moscow.
21st June, 2008SpainSigned a three year contract with Barcelona. Included NBA out clause after each of the first two seasons.
14th July, 2009NBADraft rights traded by Atlanta to Houston in exchange for a protected future second round pick (2013, #50, James Ennis) and cash.
15th July, 2009SpainLeft Barcelona.
22nd July, 2009NBASigned a partially guaranteed three year, $7.5 million contract with Houston.
28th July, 2010NBATraded by Houston, along with cash, to Toronto in exchange for a protected 2015 second round pick (not conveyed).
20th November, 2010NBATraded by Toronto, along with Marcus Banks and Jarrett Jack, to New Orleans in exchange for Peja Stojakovic and Jerryd Bayless.
1st July, 2011ItalySigned a three year contract with Montepaschi Siena (to be completed during NBA lockout).
19th December, 2011NBAWaived by New Orleans. Returned to Montepaschi Siena.
14th August, 2012ItalyLeft Montepaschi Siena.
16th August, 2012TurkeySigned a two year contract with Fenerbahce.
12th June, 2013TurkeyLeft Fenerbahce.
22nd January, 2014FranceSigned for the remainder of the season with Strasbourg.
11th September, 2014FranceSigned a two year contract with ASVEL Villeurbanne.
16th July, 2016AustraliaSigned a two year contract with Melbourne United.
23rd March, 2017FranceSigned for the remainder of the season with ASVEL Villeurbanne (to be completed during Australian NBL offseason).
3rd June, 2018AustraliaSigned a one year contract with Illawarra Hawks.
Career Moves
1996 - 1999Australian Institude of Sport (Australia)
July 1999 - June 2003Kinder Bologna (Italy)
September 2003 - June 2004Montepaschi Siena (Italy)
July 2004 - June 2008CSKA Moscow (Russia)
June 2008 - July 2009Barcelona (Spain)
July 2009 - July 2010Houston Rockets (NBA)
July 2010 - November 2010Toronto Raptors (NBA)
November 2010 - June 2011New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
July 2011 - August 2012Montepaschi Siena (Italy)
August 2012 - June 2013Fenerbahce (Turkey)
January 2014 - June 2014Strasbourg (France)
September 2014 - June 2016ASVEL Villerbanne (France)
July 2016 - March 2017Melbourne United (Australia)
March 2017 - June 2017ASVEL Villerbanne (France)
July 2017 - June 2018Melbourne United (Australia)
June 2018 - presentIllawarra Hawks (Australia)
Articles about David Andersen

December 12, 2013

David Andersen - Andersen's contract with Fenerbahce expired this summer, and he spoke of looking into an NBA comeback. It didn't happen, of course, but he remains unsigned.

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June 9, 2011

Eagle-eyed viewers will have noticed that, for all the prognostication about the need for a stretch big, my plan never actually got one at any point. True enough. Most of the available trade candidates - Matt Bonner, Andrea Bargnani, etc - either aren't easy to get or aren't worth it. (Or both.) Instead, we'll turn back to the free agency lists.

A deliberate omission from the previous list is current Hornets big man, David Andersen. For all of the success he enjoyed in Europe, and the relative expectation that accompanied his overdue arrival in the NBA, Andersen has rather underwhelmed. He's rebounded OK, and defended slightly better than may have been expected for one so long regarded as soft, but he's shot only 44% from the field, and has not yet found his touch offensively. Nevertheless, Andersen is a very skilled face-up 6'11 scorer, who can drive, shoot, play pick-and-roll, pick-and-pop, and create his own shot on the perimeter. And while he's under contract to the Hornets next season for $2,685,185, $2.5 million of it is unguaranteed. He will be cut by the league-owned team, and hence he will be available.

If Andersen thinks another year as a backup in the NBA at the minimum is more desirable than catching on with a Euroleague team that would carry a much bigger role for him, then Chicago could find a use for him.

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August 12, 2010

When San Antonio do it, it's "shrewd." When Memphis do it, it is "cheap," and representative of a moribund franchise that needs contracting. This is the prevailing attitude born out of a desire to disparage the Grizzlies at every juncture, symptomatic of a wider problem of favouritism for certain executives by certain media. For example; Daryl Morey is a vastly superior general manager to David Kahn, but why did the very similar mistake signings of Ryan Hollins and David Andersen, and their subsequent correcting trades, get different levels of press? Because Morey is good and Kahn is bad, thus Morey's mistakes are all minor while Kahn's are all major. There's an element of truth to that logic, yet it is all overblown.

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