Averaged 9.2 points, 3.0 assists and 2.7 rebounds in his fourth season with Portland … his 9.2 points per game marked the first time in his career to post a single-digit scoring average … played in 47 games (32 starts) … recorded 22 double-digit scoring games, including two 20-plus point outings … had a season-high 23 points at Dallas on Nov. 26 … dished out a season-best nine assists at Milwaukee on Dec. 22.
In the NBA
Holds averages of 13.1 points, 3.7 assists and 1.22 steals in 494 career games with Cleveland, the Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio and Portland … ranked among the top five scorers on his team in each of his first seven seasons … has ranked second on his team in scoring average and first in steals per game three times over his career, achieving this feat with the 1999-2000 Clippers, the 2000-2001 Spurs and the 2003-2004 Trail Blazers … in his four seasons in Portland, averaged 12.0 points, 3.7 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 244 games … 2003-2004: Averaged 13.6 points, a career-high 4.5 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.29 steals in 51 games (46 starts) with Portland … 2002-2003: Started all 76 games he played in with the Trail Blazers, averaging 13.9 points, 4.3 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.18 steals per game … recorded 31 points and a career-high 14 rebounds at Golden State on Apr. 4 … 2001-2002: Played in 70 games (27 starts) in his first season with Portland, averaging 10.8 points and 3.1 assists … 2000-2001: Averaged career highs in steals (1.46) and rebounds (4.4) in his lone season with the Spurs … also posted averages of 15.5 points and 3.7 assists in 82 starts for San Antonio … scored in double figures 68 times and reached 20-plus points 23 times … Spurs were 17-6 when he scored 20 or more … posted three double-doubles … named NBA Player of the Week on Mar. 12 after averaging 22.8 points and 6.3 rebounds during the Spurs 4-0 west-coast swing … scored a season-high 30 points, grabbed eight boards and tied his career-high with two blocks vs. Minnesota on Mar. 14 … 1999-2000: Set a career high with 16.9 points per game in his only season with the Clippers … recorded his first career triple-double with 16 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in a 99-91 loss to Miami on Dec. 6 … registered his career high in points with 35 at Dallas on Jan. 27 … 1998-99: Saw action in 38 games (13 starts), averaging 10.8 points, 3.8 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.26 steals in his second season with Cleveland … 1997-98: Selected to the 1997-98 Schick All-Rookie Second Team after posting averages of 11.7 points, 3.4 assists and 1.30 steals with Cleveland … selected to compete in the Schick Rookie Game during the 1998 NBA All-Star Weekend in New York but did not play due to a right knee injury … totaled six points and three rebounds in his NBA debut against the Houston Rockets on Oct. 31 … registered a career-high 14 assists in a 97-91 win over the Hornets on Nov. 28 … scored a season-high 30 points against the Lakers on Apr. 3.
In the Playoffs
Has averaged 8.9 points and 2.2 assists in 16 career postseason games with Cleveland, San Antonio and Portland … 2003: Played in two playoff games with Portland, scoring two points in 22 minutes of action … 2002: Averaged a playoff-career-high 14.7 points in three games with the Trail Blazers … 2001: Recorded averages of 7.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists in seven postseason games with San Antonio … 1998: As a rookie with Cleveland, averaged 10.8 points and a postseason-career-high 2.8 assists in four playoff games.
In his four-year career at Ohio State and Kentucky, finished with 1,228 points, 379 rebounds and 321 assists … missed nearly all of the second half of his senior season at Kentucky due to a torn ACL … despite missing action from Jan. 18 through the Final Four, he earned Second-Team All-SEC honors after finishing second on the team in scoring (17.7), free throw shooting (.811), assists (3.5) and steals (1.9) … suffered the torn ACL in his right knee vs. Auburn on Jan. 18, 1997 … as a junior, helped the Wildcats win the 1996 NCAA Championship … sat out 1994-95 season after transferring from Ohio State, where he scored 554 points in two seasons.
Full name is Derek Lamont Anderson … has a daughter, DeAsia, and a son, Derek Jr. … earned degree in pharmacy from Kentucky … very active in the community, saying “God doesn’t judge on the number of championships you win. He judges on how many people you’ve helped.” … loves Italian food and is a big fan of old R&B music … lists Sanford and Son as his favorite all-time TV show … favorite movies include Scarface and Harlem Nights … owns and operates D.A. Enterprises, as well as his own foundation.
Selected by Cleveland in the First Round (13th pick overall) of the 1997 NBA Draft. Traded by the Cavaliers along with Johnny Newman to the LA Clippers for Lamond Murray on Aug. 4, 1999. Signed as a free agent with San Antonio on Aug. 4, 2000. Traded by the Spurs along with Steve Kerr and a 2003 Second-Round draft pick to Portland for Steve Smith on July 25, 2001. Designated by Portland for the amnesty (waiver) provision on Aug. 3, 2005. Signed as a free agent with Houston on Aug. 23, 2005.