Report: Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson to play in Wednesday's game at Los Angeles Lakers _lowres

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Washington Wizards forward Otto Porter Jr. (22) works against New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson (33) in the second quarter as they play in the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, La. Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

The Pelicans' team website reports that forward Ryan Anderson, who has been out for more than one month with a sprained knee, will return to the line for Wednesday's game agains the Los Angeles Lakers.

Anderson suffered the injury in a Feb. 21 game against the Miami Heat.

New Orleans (39-34) trails Oklahoma City (42-35) by two and a half games in the race for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

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