Matt Ryan

26-Year-Old ForwardF
New Orleans Pelicans  NBA  Two-Way
2023 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Timberwolves in September of 2023. Waived by the Timberwolves in October of 2023. Claimed off waivers by the Pelicans in October of 2023.
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Matthew Richard Ryan was born in April of 1997 in White Plains, New York. He is the son of Richard and Laurie Ryan and has an older sister and a younger brother. For high school, Ryan attended Iona Prep in New Rochelle, New York. As a senior, he led Iona to their first Class AA Archdiocesan Championship and averaged 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists per contest. Ryan started his college career at Notre Dame, but received limited playing time for the Fighting Irish. In the summer of 2017, Ryan transferred to Vanderbilt. After sitting out the 2017-18 season, Ryan started 25 of 29 games for Vandy in 2018-19 and averaged 24.9 minutes of run per game. He also hit 2.0 three-pointers per contest for the Commodores. Ryan then graduated from Vanderbilt with a degree in Economics. For the 2019-2020 season, Ryan was a graduate transfer at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Ryan delivered 15.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.7 made three-pointers per game for the Mocs. Ryan then went undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft. In 2021-22, Ryan played in 28 games for the G League's Grand Rapid Gold, before signing a two-way contract with the Boston Celtics.

Back with NBA team
FNew Orleans Pelicans
January 29, 2024
The Pelicans recalled Ryan from the G League's Birmingham Squadron on Monday.
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Assuming Ryan is active for Monday's game in Boston, he'll be suiting up for the Pelicans for the first time since Nov. 18 after missing more than two months while recovering from surgery to remove loose bodies in his right elbow. The two-way forward was cleared for game action last week and made two appearances for the Squadron, averaging 8.5 points, 2.5 assists, 2.0 three-pointers and 1.0 rebounds in 22.2 minutes between those contests.
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How does Matt Ryan compare to other players?
This section compares his stats with all players from the previous three seasons (minimum 200 minutes played)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
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  • Effective Field Goal %
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  • 3-Point Attempt Rate
    Percentage of field goal attempts from three point range.
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    Number of free throw attempts per field goal attempt.
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True Shooting %
66.4%
 
Effective Field Goal %
63.5%
 
3-Point Attempt Rate
80.0%
 
Free Throw Rate
16.5%
 
Offensive Rebound %
1.8%
 
Defensive Rebound %
9.5%
 
Total Rebound %
5.7%
 
Assist %
6.0%
 
Steal %
0.7%
 
Block %
0.3%
 
Turnover %
13.2%
 
Usage %
15.2%
 
Fantasy Points Per Game
12.9
 
Fantasy Points Per Minute
0.6
 
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Struggles with shot in G League
FBirmingham Squadron   G League (Pelicans)
January 26, 2024
Ryan (elbow) managed three points (1-9 FG, 1-7 3Pt), one rebound and one assist in 20 minutes Wednesday in the G League Birmingham Squadron's 120-107 loss to the Wisconsin Herd.
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Transferred to G League
FNew Orleans Pelicans
Elbow
January 23, 2024
The Pelicans transferred Ryan (elbow) to the Birmingham Squadron of the G League on Tuesday.
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Undergoes surgery, out 6-to-8 weeks
FNew Orleans Pelicans
Elbow
December 12, 2023
The Pelicans announced Tuesday that Ryan underwent surgery to remove loose bodies in his right elbow and will be sidelined for approximately 6-to-8 weeks, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.
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Will miss extended time
FNew Orleans Pelicans
Elbow
December 12, 2023
Coach Willie Green said Monday that Ryan will be out "awhile" with a right elbow strain, Christian Clark of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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Unavailable Monday
FNew Orleans Pelicans
Elbow
December 10, 2023
Ryan (elbow) is out for Monday's game against the Timberwolves.
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